Hi! My name is Jennifer Klarman (Santiago).


I am a …

Diplomat

Diplomat

I joined the Department of State in 2011. I am a Public Diplomacy Coned Officer who served in Brazil, Belize, Cuba, Jordan and Tel Aviv. I speak Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew and Arabic.

TV Journalist

TV Journalist

I won two Emmys for my reporting on child trafficking in Cambodia, and a public affairs show I produced along with Gio Benitez currently an ABC News Correspondent. I covered Barack Obama's inauguration in Chicago, 9/11 from Ground Zero and more hurricanes than I can count.

Lawyer

Lawyer

I graduated Cum Laude from Villanova University School of Law and made Law Review. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. I was Pre-Med at Muhlenberg College and had a 4.0 in my English double major.


I like to …

Run

Run

I ran the NYC Marathon for Team Paws in Chicago and the Rock-N-Roll D.C. Half-Marathon. I also love Cross Fit, tennis, swimming, volleyball and Salsa dancing.

Yoga

Yoga

As a wise woman once said: "I do yoga to stay flexible enough to kick my own ass if necessary." Currently practicing at Sol Tel Aviv.

Travel

Travel

I have traveled to more than 50 countries and have lived in the UK, France, Brazil, Belize, Cuba, Jordan and Israel.


But most imporantly …

Family

Family

I come from a family of public servants. My father served as a Flight Engineer in the Air Force and retired as a Claims Authorizer with the Social Security Administration. My mother was a nurse in the NYC public hospital system and my brother is a Police Officer with the NYPD.

Must Love Dogs

Must Love Dogs

I adopted Rhianna in Belize. She has more stamps in her passport than most people, volunteers as a therapy dog at Veterans homes in Washington DC with P.A.L. and is my constant companion.

Giving Back

Giving Back

I started a Big Brothers/Big Sisters like volunteer group with my colleagues in Brazil, volunteer with P.A.L. in D.C. and still contribute to CBS4 News Neighbors 4 Neighbors to help Miami residents in need.