Deputy Chief of Mission Robin D. Meyer

Robin D. Meyer is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador.  She most recently served in the U.S. Department of State as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Organizations.  In Washington, Ms. Meyer previously served as the Director for Peacekeeping, Sanctions, and Counterterrorism, the Director for Central African Affairs, the Director for United Nations Political Affairs, the Deputy Director for Egypt and the Levant, and the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.  Ms. Meyer served in New York as a political officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations.  Overseas, Ms. Meyer served as the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Venezuela, the political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Nicaragua, the political/economics officer at the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba, and a vice consul at the U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Before joining the Foreign Service in 1988, Ms. Meyer worked for the U.S. Department of Justice on the resettlement of Mariel Cuban and Haitian migrants and for the U.S. Department of Commerce on steel trade issues.  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Grinnell College in Iowa, and received a Masters in Public and International Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a Masters in National Security and Strategic Studies with Honors from the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.  She is a native of Chicago, Illinois.