Jennifer Bachus is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy. Previously she served as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic. Prior to that, she served as Office Director for Central Europe at the U.S. Department of State; Special Assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo; Political-Economic Counselor in Astana, Kazakhstan; and head of the American Presence Post in Toulouse, France. She also served in Vietnam and Jamaica, as well as on a fellowship at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
She has an M.A. from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and a B.A. from Brown University. She speaks Czech, French, and Russian, and might still manage to mangle a few words of Vietnamese.