Tania Chomiak-Salvi leads a team that develops campaigns to engage the public worldwide on foreign policy issues. A Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State specializing in public diplomacy, Tania joined the Foreign Service in 1993 and has served in a variety of postings in Europe and the U.S.
Beginning her career as the press attaché in the recently established U.S. Embassy in Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 1993-1996, continuing through Eastern and Western Europe and the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, Tania has been telling America’s story through media contacts and exchange programs. She served as press officer and humanitarian affairs advisor in the U.S. Mission to the UN from 1997-1999, as assistant press attaché and assistant cultural attaché in London from 1999-2000, and in Warsaw, Poland, as cultural attaché from 2000-2002. Tania served as counselor for public diplomacy for the U.S. Embassy to the Kingdom of Belgium from 2009 to 2012. In Washington, Tania has worked in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the Bureau of European Affairs on NATO issues and on Western Europe, as well as in the Bureau of International Information Programs on European programs and on new media. Before joining the Foreign Service, Tania worked on U.S.-Soviet exchange programs, including in Ukraine and Russia.
Tania received her master's of arts in law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School in 1993 and her B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1989. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, French, Italian, and rudimentary German and Dutch.