REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: United States Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva with the rank of Ambassador
CANDIDATE: Bathsheba Nell Crocker
Bathsheba Nell Crocker is currently a Senior Advisor at the Department of State. From 2017-2020, she was a Vice President covering humanitarian issues at CARE USA. Ms. Crocker was the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs from 2014-2017. She previously served as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State, as the Principal Deputy Director in the State Department’s Office of Policy Planning, and as Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State. Earlier in her career, Ms. Crocker was an Attorney-Adviser in the State Department’s Office of the Legal Adviser; Deputy U.S. Special Representative for Southeast Europe Affairs; and Executive Assistant to the Deputy National Security Advisor at the White House. She also held senior roles at the United Nations, the United Nations Development Program, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her extensive and substantive policy experience, coupled with her broad management experience and demonstrated ability as a leader, make her a well-qualified candidate to be the U.S. Representative to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva with the rank of Ambassador.
Ms. Crocker has also served as a fellow at the University of Pennsylvania and the Brookings Institution; at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University; and at the Council on Foreign Relations, as an International Affairs Fellow. She has taught at Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, and American University. A native of Washington, D.C., Ms. Crocker received a B.A. from Stanford University, an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.