Biography of Kathleen Doherty
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Kathleen Doherty, a member of the Senior Foreign Service, assumed her duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in September 2011. Her portfolio includes responsibility for managing relations with the European Union and Western Europe. Previously she served as the Director, Office of European Union and Regional Affairs.
Prior to returning to Washington D.C. in 2010, she was Counselor for Economic Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in London. Her other overseas assignments include Economic Counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Economic Officer in the U.S. Embassy in Rome and in the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paolo, and Consular Officer in the Dominican Republic. In the Department of State, she has worked as a senior watch officer in the 24-hours Operations Center; as a Special Assistant to then Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, and in the Offices of Investment Affairs and Development Finance in the Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Bureau.
Kathleen speaks Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and has been awarded several Superior and Meritorious Honor awards. She has a M.Sc from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Colgate University.