Yara Francis, MA

Yara Francis, MA

Name: Yara Francis, MA

Department of Primary Appointment:
Position: USU Staff
Title: Senior Strategic Communications Officer, HJF CTR

Email: yfrancis@cghe.org (link sends e-mail)


Yara Francis serves as Senior Strategic Communications Officer, providing communications support to CGHE and the Doctrine and Strategic Partnership Division. She is a communications professional with over 15 years experience in print and audiovisual media, corporate and government consulting, international relations, and quantitative/qualitative media analysis. Ms. Francis is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Arabic. She has worked in various capacities as a communications advisor and managing editor for a diverse set of government clients, including DOD, DoS and USAID.

Ms. Francis has a BA in Communication Arts from Lebanese American University and an MA in International Relations and Political Communication from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.