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February 16, 2024

Amy W. Diaz is the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. at U.S. Embassy Lilongwe since February 2024.  She arrived in Malawi in August 2022 and served as the Deputy Chief of Mission prior to assuming duties as the Chargé d’Affaires.

Prior to this assignment, Amy was the Deputy Director of the Department of State’s Office of Policy and Global Issues for Europe.  From 2017 to 2020, Amy served as the Consular Section Chief in Harare, Zimbabwe and before that, in Kabul, Afghanistan as the head of the U.S. Embassy’s Counternarcotics Team.  Her other postings include Rule of Law Advisor (2015-2016) and Coordinator for the Summit of the Americas (2014-2015) at the U.S. Embassy in Panama; Internal Political Unit Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Georgia (2011-2014); Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe (2008-2010); and Vice Consul at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico (2006-2008).

Amy joined the U.S. Department of State in 2002 as a Presidential Management Fellow and entered the Foreign Service in 2005.  She is a graduate of St. Johns College in Annapolis, Maryland, and received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona.  Prior to attending law school, Amy served three years in the New York Governor’s Office as the Assistant Director of Special Projects and Protocol.

Amy is the recipient of numerous Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State.  She is in Malawi with her husband, Roland Diaz, and their son, Rhys.  She enjoys reading, traveling, family dance parties, and beating everyone at board games.



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