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Chargé d'Affaires Katherine Duffy Dueholm

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Katherine Duffy Dueholm is Charge d’Affaires (ad interim) of the United States Embassy in Dili, Timor-Leste.

Katherine Duffy Dueholm is a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer with twenty years of experience. Her prior overseas postings include Guyana, Germany, Brazil, and most recently Botswana. She also served as a Special Assistant to then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright; worked on detail to the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office helping to lead the negotiations for the U.S-Chile Free Trade Agreement; and served on the State Department’s Korea Desk where she worked on North Korean issues. She is a four time recipient of the State Department’s Meritorious Honor Award and has twice been recognized with the Superior Honor Award.

Before joining the State Department, Ms. Dueholm worked in the Clinton White House on the successful effort to negotiate a North American Free Trade Act. She was formerly President of the Board at the American School of Brasilia and Treasurer of the National Capitol Area YWCA in Washington, DC. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from Wake Forest University in North Carolina and a Master’s Degree in International Politics and Economics from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. She and her husband Mark have two children, ages 12 and 8.

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