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Casablanca-born DeRidder, now consulate general, to speak at War Memorial Civic Center – Beauregard News

Casablanca-born DeRidder, now consulate general, to speak at War Memorial Civic Center – Beauregard News

Casablanca-born DeRidder, now Consulate General, will speak at the War Memorial Civic Center

Published 12:19 PM Thursday, July 11, 2024

Specially for the Beauregard News

The U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca is Marissa D. Scott-Torres, a native of DeRidder.

The community is invited to listen to Scott-Torres speak on Saturday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. at the War Memorial Civic Center in DeRidder. This event is sponsored by Grace Church, the Beauregard Museum and the City of DeRidder-City Hall.

Scott-Torres took over the U.S. Consulate in Casablanca on August 10, 2023.

She is a career diplomat and has spent most of her career in Africa working in public diplomacy and media relations. Her previous assignments include Djibouti, the Dominican Republic, Algeria, Niger, Cape Verde, and South Africa. Scott-Torres also served as Senior Advisor on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Upon her appointment to her current post, Scott-Torres said, “The Consulate is an integral part of the U.S. mission in Morocco, and I look forward to supporting our bilateral relationship through the wide range of consular services, educational and cultural programs, and commercial resources we offer in Casablanca.”

Scott-Torres holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Dillard University. She holds a master’s degree in International Relations from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. She also holds a Diploma of Hispanic Studies from the University of Salamanca (Spain), an Advanced Certificate in Conflict Resolution from Syracuse, and a Certificate in Strategic Communications and Public Relations from Portland State University.

Scott-Torres graduated from DeRidder High School in 1995. She is married and has three children. Her parents are Marvin and Malissa Scott, of DeRidder.