Officially In: Lisa Kubiske to Tegucigalpa

Suyapa Sanctuary in Tegucigalpa, HondurasImage via WikipediaOn April 14, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Lisa Kubiske to be Ambassador to the Republic of Honduras.The WH released the following brief bio:

Lisa Kubiske is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Kubiske served as the Director of the Office of Regional Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere.  Since joining the Foreign Service in 1983, Ms. Kubiske has held numerous positions both in Washington and abroad.  Other overseas assignments have included Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo; Director for the Office of Economic and Political Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong; Economics Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai; and Science/Technology Officer and Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico.  In Washington, Ms. Kubiske’s assignments have included Special Assistant to the Undersecretary of State for Economic, Business and Agricultural Affairs; Financial Economist in the Office of Monetary Affairs; Economic/Commercial Officer in the Office of China and Mongolia Affairs; Staff Officer and Operations Watch Officer in the Office of the Executive Secretariat. Ms. Kubiske has also served at Office of the US Trade Representative and at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service.

Ms. Kubiske earned a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.

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