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August 26, 2021

Deputy Chief of Mission Natalie A. Baker

Natalie A. Baker


Natalie A. Baker arrived at Embassy Doha as Deputy Chief of
Mission in August 2021. Prior to this, she served as Director of the
Office of North African Affairs in the State Department’s Near Eastern Affairs Bureau.

Natalie has previously served as Deputy Chief of the U.S. Mission to Libya, Deputy Director
of the Iran Regional Presence Office at the U.S. Consulate in Dubai, and
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 Iraq.

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 and her Foreign Service husband have two sons and a beagle.