Dineo Brinson manages outreach to higher education institutions and students, diversity, equity, inclusivity, accessibility, and alumni engagement for the Fulbright Program in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Over the course of her career, she has lived in Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and Latin America. For over a decade, Dineo led the Spelman College Office of Alumnae Affairs and worked closely with alumnae, students, faculty, staff, and dignitaries like Oprah Winfrey and Stevie Wonder on large-scale events. As a civil servant, she began her federal career in the U.S. Department of Education as a civil rights investigator in elementary, secondary, and university school systems.
Dineo earned a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in Spanish from Spelman College and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Dineo is passionate about intercultural communications and study abroad! She spent a college semester in the Dominican Republic and was selected for an international children’s village in Clairemont Ferrand, France as an elementary student. She also interned at the U.S. Embassy in Panama in the Public Affairs Section, where she supported educational and cultural programs, like the Fulbright Program and the country’s third Pride Parade. Dineo grew up in New York learning Spanish in and outside the classroom and is now endeavoring the French language.