Aimee Cutrona's term ended on September 17, 2021.Aimee Cutrona served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and, as of January 25, as Acting Special Representative for Syria Engagement. Before that she served as the Office Director for the Office of Levant Affairs (NEA/LEV). From 2016 to 2019 Aimee served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. DAS Cutrona began her career in 1999, serving her first assignment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since then she has served as a Political Officer in Embassies in El Salvador, Qatar, and Egypt. Ms. Cutrona has also served in Washington in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, covering Iraq, Algeria, and Tunisia, and as a special assistant to the then Under Secretary for Global Affairs including on efforts to promote International Women’s Issues and combat Trafficking in Persons. She is a graduate of Smith College and holds a master’s degree in International Relations and Conflict Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).