Regional Public Engagement Specialists

  1. What We Do
  2. Our History
  3. Regional Public Engagement Specialists
  4. Office of American Spaces Leadership

Representing the Office of American Spaces are the Regional Public Engagement Specialists — a corps of about 30 U.S. Foreign Service specialists stationed in strategic locations around the world. Possessing a wide range of programming, management and training skills, these specialists link American Spaces, embassies and consulates with the broad set of expertise in Washington and provide direct guidance to American Spaces. They also assist the embassies and American Spaces in navigating the processes involved with building or redesigning American Spaces.



Home Post: Accra
REPS: Lizaimee Steger
Portfolio: Benin; Cameroon; Cote d’Ivoire; Gabon; Ghana; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo

Home Post: Dakar
REPS: Mark Burrell
Portfolio: Burkina Faso; Cabo Verde; Chad; Gambia, The; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Mauritania; Niger; Senegal

Home Post: Kigali
REPS: Elizabeth Falcon
Portfolio: Burundi; Central African Republic; Congo, Republic of the; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Malawi; Rwanda; South Sudan; Uganda; Zambia

Home Post: Nairobi
REPS: Shakaria Buckson
Portfolio: Comoros; Djibouti, Republic of; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Kenya; Madagascar; Mauritius; Seychelles; Somalia; Sudan; Tanzania

Home Post: Pretoria
REPS: Elizabeth Stromme
Portfolio: Angola; Botswana; Eswatini; Lesotho; Mozambique; Namibia; Sao Tome and Principe; South Africa; Zimbabwe

Home Post: Beijing
REPS: Catherine Marsicek
Portfolio: China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan

Home Post: Hanoi
REPS: Elenita Tapawan
Portfolio: Burma; Cambodia; Laos; Singapore; Thailand; Vietnam

Home Post: Jakarta
REPS: Marcy Carrel
Portfolio: Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Australia; New Zealand

Home Post: Suva
REPS: Alison McKee
Portfolio: Pacific Islands – Fiji; Marshall Islands; Papua New Guinea; Samoa; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Tuvalu; Kiribati

Home Post: Belgrade
REPS: Sarah Ziebell
Portfolio: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Kosovo; Montenegro; North Macedonia; Slovenia, Serbia

Home Post: Bucharest
REPS: Violeta Talandis
Portfolio: Moldova; Ukraine; Romania

Home Post: Riga
REPS: Ana Ayala de Barbosa
Portfolio: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden

Home Post: Rome
REPS: Paula Kitendaugh
Portfolio: Belgium, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, and the UK

Home Post: Vienna
REPS: Laura Hohmann
Portfolio: Austria; Czech Republic; Hungary; Slovakia

Home Post: Amman
REPS: Sacha Fraiture
Portfolio: Bahrain; Iraq; Israel; Jerusalem; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Syria; United Arab Emirates; Yemen

Home Post: Cairo
REPS: Donna Wiss
Portfolio: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia

Home Post: New Delhi
REPS: Kathleen Fox
Portfolio: Bangladesh; India; Maldives; Nepal; Sri Lanka

Home Post: Almaty
REPS: Miquela Burke
Portfolio: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan

Home Post: Islamabad
REPS: Cynthia Nichols
Portfolio: Afghanistan, Pakistan

Home Post: Panama City
REPS: vacant
Portfolio: Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas, The; Barbados; Colombia; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Haiti; Jamaica; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela; Guyana; Panama

Home Post: Brasilia
REPS: Sylvie Young
Portfolio: Brazil, Paraguay

Home Post: Buenos Aires
REPS: Rita Botts
Portfolio: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Peru, Uruguay

Home Post: Mexico City
REPS: Malore Brown
Portfolio: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Belize

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Magia Krause
Portfolio: Senior REPS Advisor

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Stacia Clifton
Portfolio: Division Chief, Field Support

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Karlene Jennings
Portfolio: Chief Program Strategist

Home Post: Washington, D.C.
REPS: Anup Mahajan
Portfolio: Special Projects