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Susan Rice is a U.S. Cabinet member with the Obama administration who is the country's ambassador to the United Nations.
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On January 22, 2009, she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate, making her the first African-American woman to be America's ambassador to the U.N.
In June 2013, Rice was named national security adviser by President Barack Obama, succeeding former adviser Tom Donilon. "I'm deeply honored and humbled to serve our country as your national security adviser," Rice stated during an event held in Washington, D.C., to announce her new role, according to NBC News.
Soon after the announcement was made, President Obama expressed his excitement to work with the newest adviser in a statement: "I am absolutely thrilled that she'll be back at my side leading my national security team in my second term," he said.
Rice and her husband have two children, and currently reside in Washington, D.C.
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