Julieta Valls Noyes, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as the Acting Director of the Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. Department of State. She assumed her duties as FSI’s Deputy Director in January 2018. Prior to this assignment, she was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, a NATO Ally and member of the European Union. From 2013-2015, Ambassador Noyes was a Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, where she managed relations with Western Europe and the European Union.
As Deputy Executive Secretary for the Department of State from 2011-2013, Ambassador Noyes managed trips and oversaw the preparation of briefing materials for two Secretaries of State. Ambassador Noyes was Chargé d’Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See from 2008-2011.
Ambassador Noyes has also served as Deputy Director of the Operations Center, the 24-hour crisis management and communications center of the State Department; Director of the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs in the bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor; and in domestic and overseas positions in the Bureaus of European and Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Ambassador Noyes speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and some French and Croatian. A graduate of Wellesley College, she has a Master’s degree from the Eisenhower College of the National Defense University. She is the recipient of the Presidential Rank Award, a Distinguished Honor Award, and numerous Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards.