On August 5, 2010, the United States Senate confirmed Rose M. Likins to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Peru.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Likins is a former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador (2000 – 2003) and has also served previously as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria; Chief of the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs in Washington, D.C.
Her most recent assignment was Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C., where she was also Dean of the Foreign Service Institute’s School of Professional and Area Studies. Earlier assignments include Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs, Director of the Department's Operations Center, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department, and Honduras Desk Officer all in Washington, D.C. She has also served overseas as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico.
Ambassador Likins received a B.A. in Spanish and International Affairs from Mary Washington College in Virginia.