On March 9, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Dorothea-Maria (Doria) Rosen as the next Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia. The WH released the following brief bio:
Dorothea-Maria (Doria) Rosen, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as the Diplomat-in-Residence for the Midwest region, based out of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to this position, she was the Deputy Principal Officer in Frankfurt, Germany. From 2004 to 2008, Ms. Rosen served as the Consul General in Bern, Switzerland. From 2001 to 2004, she was Deputy Chief of Mission in Reykjavik, Iceland. Other overseas positions include: Visa Branch Chief in Frankfurt, Germany (1996-1999); Nonimmigrant Visa Chief in Manila, Philippines (1994-1996); Political Military Officer in Berlin, Germany (1991-1994); Consular Officer in Accra, Ghana (1989-1991); Deputy Chief Immigrant Visa Section in Seoul, South Korea (1988-1989); and Vice Consul in Stuttgart, Germany (1983-1986) and Bucharest, Romania (1981-1983). In Washington, Ms. Rosen has served as Director of the Office of Public and Diplomatic Liaison in the Bureau of Consular Affairs (1999-2001) and as an analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1986-1988). Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Ms. Rosen served as an Army Reservist from 1979 to 1981. From 1976 to 1979, she served on active duty in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps in Heidelberg, Germany.
She holds an A.B. from Vassar College and a J.D. from Hofstra University Law School.
On September 20, 1989, the Office of the U.S. Representative in Micronesia was upgraded to an embassy status. The first U.S. Ambassador to the Federated States of Micronesia, Aurelia Brazeal, presented her credentials on September 18, 1990. In the brief history of the US Embassy in Kolonia, Ms. Rosen, if confirmed would only be the 8th ambasador to Micronesia. She will succeed career diplomat, Peter A. Prahar who was appointed to the US Embassy in Kolonia in 2009.
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