Image via WikipediaOn May 18, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Susan L. Ziadeh to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar. The WH released the following brief bio:
Susan L. Ziadeh is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Currently she serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Saudi Arabia. Prior to her current assignment, Ms. Ziadeh served as the Official Spokesperson at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq from 2008 to 2009. From 2004 to 2007 Ms. Ziadeh served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bahrain. Ms. Ziadeh’s career has also included overseas tours in Kuwait, Jordan and Jerusalem. Ms. Ziadeh worked in Washington from 2001 to 2003 and served as the Desk Officer for Jordan.
Ms. Ziadeh earned a Ph.D. in History from the University of Michigan, an M.A. from the American University of Beirut, Lebanon and a B.A. from the University of Washington. She is a 2004 Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, National Defense University with an M.S. in National Security Studies.