Lisa Kubiske

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Lisa Kubiske
Lisa Kubiske US State Dept photo.JPG
United States Ambassador to Honduras
In office
July 26, 2011 – August 2, 2014
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Hugo Llorens
Succeeded by James D. Nealon
Personal details
Born Lisa Jean Shapiro
(1954-03-21) March 21, 1954 (age 61)
Spouse(s) Dan Kubiske
Awards Valor Award
Superior Honor Award
Awards of the United States Department of State

Lisa Jean Kubiske (born March 21, 1954)[1] is an American diplomat, from July 2011 to August 2014 she was the United States Ambassador to Honduras.[2]

Kubiske is currently (2014-present) the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Finance and Development at the State Department under the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.


Kubiske graduated from Brandeis University with a BA in anthropology and psychology, and from Georgetown University with a Masters of Science in Foreign Service (MSFS). She spent a junior year abroad at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

She was the director of the Office of Regional Economic Policy and Summit Coordination, in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. She also served as Deputy Chief of Mission of the United States Mission in Brazil.[3]


She is married to freelance journalist Dan Kubiske; they have two sons. Kubiske also has one stepdaughter and one granddaughter.


  1. ^ U.S. Public Records Index Vol 1 (Provo, UT: Operations, Inc.), 2010.
  2. ^ "About the Ambassador | Embassy of the United States Tegucigalpa, Honduras". April 18, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ "The New US Ambassador to Honduras". September 18, 2011. Retrieved April 2, 2012. 

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