On December 2, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Rosemary DiCarlo to be the United States Deputy Representative to the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador. The WH released the following official bio:
Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo has served as U.S. Alternate Representative to the United Nations since August 2008. Previously, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs from 2005-2008. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, she served as Director for United Nations Affairs at the National Security Council and as the Washington Deputy to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations. Ms. DiCarlo also held the position of U.S. Coordinator for Stability Pact Implementation (Southeast Europe) at the Department of State. In addition to two assignments at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Ms. DiCarlo worked as Director for Democratic Initiatives in the Office of U.S. Assistance to the New Independent States at the Department of State.
Earlier in her career she served as Coordinator for Russian/Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Information Agency and at the U.S. Embassy in Norway. Ms. DiCarlo holds State Department Superior Honor Awards for her work in the New Independent States and Southeast Europe. She speaks fluent Russian and French. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ms. DiCarlo was a member of the Secretariat of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
She holds a B.A., an M.A. and a Ph.D. from Brown University. A former associate at the Russian Research Center, Harvard University, Ms. DiCarlo was also an International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) scholar at Moscow State University.