Youseline Obas

Protocol Specialist
U.S. State Department


Youseline Obas is a Protocol Specialist to United States Department of State, United States Mission to the United Nations (USUN). Ms. Obas advises, coordinates and executes the full array of sensitive and complex events of varying scope, size and audience for the United State Ambassador to the United Nations, Ambassador Samantha Power. Events include breakfast, lunches, dinners, receptions, cultural and sports diplomacy and meetings, averaging over 100 events per year. As a Protocol Specialist, Ms. Obas engages in wide range of dealings with the United Nations Secretariat, over 193 Permanent Missions and Permanent Observers to the United Nations, Department of State, White House, Members of the Cabinet, Members of Congress, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), state and municipal authorities and a large number of private companies. She is responsible for managing the Protocol program and all protocol affairs operations related to the United States Mission to the United Nations.

Prior to joining the United States Department of State, Ms. Obas worked in advertising, marketing, public relations and financial services. Ms. Obas received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Managerial Economics from Union College and earned a Masters of Science in Direct and Interactive Marketing from Mercy College. She is a member of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre’s Young Patrons Circle, National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Friends of the Smithsonian.