DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION NATALIE A. BAKER
Natalie A. Baker arrived at Embassy Doha as Deputy Chief of
Mission in August 2021. She most recently served as Director of the
Office of North African Affairs in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau.
Prior to this assignment, she served as Deputy Chief of the U.S.
Mission to Libya.
Natalie has previously served as a Middle East analyst in the Bureau
of Intelligence and Research, as Deputy Director of the Iran
Regional Presence Office at the U.S. Consulate in Dubai, and as
Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait. In Kuwait,
Natalie worked with the Department of Defense to support the withdrawal of U.S. forces
From 2009-2011, Natalie served as Political and Economic Counselor in Libya, as the
bilateral relationship was normalizing after a nearly 30-year pause. She remained in
Libya until the Libyan Revolution forced the U.S. Embassy to evacuate in February 2011.
Natalie’s other assignments include Special Assistant in the Bureau of Near Eastern
Affairs, Consular Officer in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Cultural Officer in Ashgabat,
Natalie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree in
Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
She is a 2017 Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, National Defense
Natalie has two sons, Alexandre and Nicholas.