Image via WikipediaOn April 5, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Geeta Pasi to be Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti. The WH released the following brief bio:
Geeta Pasi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as the Director of East African Affairs in the Africa Bureau at the Department of State. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Pasi served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Dhaka from 2006-2009. Other overseas assignments have included: Deputy Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt; Political Military Officer at Embassy New Delhi; Political Chief at Embassy Accra; Human Rights & Consular Officer at Embassy Bucharest; and Political & Economic Officer at U.S. Consulate Douala. In Washington, Ms. Pasi served as Desk Officer for Afghanistan and for Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso. She also served as a Line Officer in the Executive Secretariat.
Ms. Pasi received her B.A. from Duke University and a M.A. in French Studies from New York University.
If confirmed, Ms. Pasi would succeed career diplomat, James Swan who was sworn in as Ambassador to the Republic of Djibouti on October 3, 2008.