President-elect Joe Biden announced several key choices for his foreign policy and national security team on Monday. While he has not yet nominated any of the individuals that Blavity previously identified as potential Black cabinet picks, one nominee who stands out is Linda Thomas-Greenfield. The career diplomat and Louisiana native is Biden’s pick for United States Ambassador to the United Nations, a cabinet-level position that serves as one of the most important foreign policy positions in the U.S. government. Although she is not a household name, Thomas-Greenfield has had an incredible career trajectory and history.

Here are five things to know about the Black woman who is likely to become America’s most prominent ambassador.