Marie Yovanovitch is an American diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Ukraine from 2016 to 2019. She was the first woman to hold the post. Yovanovitch was born in Canada and raised in the United States. She has served in the United States Foreign Service since 1986 and has held numerous diplomatic posts in Europe, Africa, and the former Soviet Union.
Yovanovitch was born in Canada in 1958 and raised in the United States. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Russian and East European Studies from Princeton University in 1980 and a master’s degree in International Relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in 1982. She joined the United States Foreign Service in 1986 and has held numerous diplomatic posts in Europe, Africa, and the former Soviet Union.
Yovanovitch was appointed as the United States Ambassador to Ukraine in 2016. She was the first woman to hold the post. During her tenure, she worked to strengthen the U.S.-Ukraine relationship and to promote democracy and rule of law in the country. She was recalled from her post in May 2019 after President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani sought to pressure Ukraine to investigate the Bidens.
Yovanovitch’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. She has earned her wealth through her diplomatic career.
Yovanovitch is married to former U.S. Ambassador to Armenia John Heffern. The couple has two children.
Yovanovitch is active on social media and has a Wikipedia page dedicated to her. She is also the author of the book From the Other Side of the World: Growing Up in the Shadow of the Iron Curtain.
Yovanovitch is 5 feet 5 inches tall. She is currently 62 years old.