PRESIDENT Joe Biden introduced three key nominees to his administration, together with the brand new ambassador to the Philippines.
In an announcement from Washington D.C. on February 4 (February 5 in Manila), Biden stated he was nominating MaryKay Loss Carlson, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines.
Carlson, a profession member of the Senior International Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, at present serves because the Deputy Chief of Mission on the US Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Beforehand, she labored as Deputy Chief of Mission in New Delhi, India for 3 years, together with a 10-month stint as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Previous to that, she held the place of Principal Deputy Government Secretary on the workers of the Secretary of State in Washington, D.C.
A International Service officer since 1985, Carlson has additionally served on the US diplomatic missions in China twice, Ukraine, Hong Kong, Mozambique, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic.
Her home assignments embrace Director of the Secretary’s Government Secretariat Employees and Deputy Director of Korean Affairs. Carlson has obtained quite a few efficiency awards, together with six Superior Honor Awards.
A local of Little Rock, Arkansas, Carlson has a Bachelor’s Diploma from Rhodes Faculty in Memphis, Tennessee, and holds Grasp’s Levels from Georgetown College and the Nationwide Battle Faculty. She speaks Spanish and Chinese language.