Office of Civil Rights
May 1, 2013


Date: 05/01/2013 Description: Celebrating Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2013: Elizabeth Lee - State Dept Image Elizabeth (Liz) Lee is a career Foreign Service officer from San Francisco. She joined the Foreign Service in 2007, and has served in South Korea, Laos, and Jerusalem. From 2007 to 2009, she was a consular officer in Seoul, Korea, where she also served as staff aide to the Ambassador. During this time, she also went on a short-term assignment (TDY) to Vientiane, Laos, where she worked in the American Citizen Services unit. Afterwards, she served in a rotational position in Jerusalem as a consular officer from 2010 to 2011 and as a political officer from 2011-2012. Liz will be going to Baghdad this July, where she will serve in the political section. Her assignment following Baghdad will be in the political section at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, covering Iraq and Afghanistan issues.

Prior to joining the State Department, Liz practiced law in San Francisco. She received her J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School and holds a B.A. in English and gender and women’s studies from Grinnell College. She speaks Korean, Hebrew, and Arabic.