Deputy Chief of Mission Colleen Crenwelge

Colleen recently served as a senior advisor in the Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.  Prior to this, she directed the Bureau of Global Public Affairs’ Office of Global Social Media.

Other recent assignments include tours as the principal officer in Lahore and as the deputy public affairs officer in Kabul, where she served previously as the deputy chief of staff.

Colleen also served as the political chief and acting public affairs officer in Ulaanbaatar and as the political chief in Baku.  Earlier, she served as a political officer at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and as a watch officer at the State Department’s Operations Center.  She also did economic and consular work during tours in La Paz and Lagos.

Colleen joined the Foreign Service in 2003 and has a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Texas A&M University.