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Minister Counselor Ms. Pamela J. H. Slutz, a career Foreign Service officer, was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Burundi on November 2, 2009.
Ms. Slutz joined the U.S. Department of State in 1981 and was tenured and commissioned as a Foreign Service Officer in 1984. Her previous overseas assignments include: Kinshasa, Zaire (1982-84); Jakarta, Indonesia (1984-87 and 1999-2001); Shanghai, China (1991-94); and the American Institute in Taiwan (2001-03).
She served as the U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia from 2003-2006 and the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nairobi, Kenya (2006-2009). Her domestic assignments (in Washington) in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs include: the Office of Korea Affairs (1981-82); the Office of China and Mongolia Affairs (1995-97); and the Office of East Asian and Pacific Regional Security and Policy Planning (1997-99). She also served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Nuclear and Space Talks with the USSR (in Geneva, 1987-89).
Ms. Slutz is a graduate of Hollins University (B.A., Politics) and the University of Hawaii (M.A., Asian Studies and Political Science), where she was also an East-West Center Fellow. She speaks French, Indonesian, and Mandarin.