Tracey Ann Jacobson was sworn in as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo on July 26, 2012.
A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Jacobson previously served as the Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) from July 2010 to July 2012, as well as the Dean of the School of Professional and Area Studies at FSI from ( 2009-2010). She served as the U.S. Ambassador to Tajikistan (2006-2009) and Turkmenistan (2003-2006). She also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Riga (2000-2003). Prior to that, she was the Deputy Executive Secretary at the National Security Council at the White House. Her other overseas assignments include Seoul, South Korea; Nassau, Bahamas; and Moscow, Russia. Her domestic assignments included the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and the Office of the Under Secretary for Management.
Ambassador Jacobson received her Bachelor of Arts from Johns Hopkins University, and her Master of Arts from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. She received several State Department Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards, as well as a Presidential Meritorious Service Award. She studied Albanian, Serbian, French, Russian, Spanish, Korean, and Tajiki.