Shari Villarosa

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Shari Villarosa
Shari Villarosa.jpg
United States Ambassador to Mauritius
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 2012
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Mary Jo Wilis
United States Ambassador to Seychelles
Incumbent
Assumed office
September 2012
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Mary Jo Wilis
United States Ambassador to Burma
In office
August 2005 – September 2008 (Chargé d'Affaires)
Preceded by Carmen Maria Martinez
Succeeded by Larry M. Dinger
Personal details
Born Shari English Woods Villarosa
Alma mater University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (International Studies)
The College of William and Mary (Law)

Shari English Woods Villarosa is a United States diplomat and career foreign service officer. She is the incumbent United States Ambassador to Mauritius and to the Seychelles.

Education[edit]

Shari graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in International Studies. She also has a law degree from The College of William and Mary. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and Indonesian.

Career[edit]

On September 22, 2012, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sharon Villarosa of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Mauritius, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Seychelles.

She served as the chargé d'affaires for the United States Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, from August 2005 to September 2008. At the time, there had not been a U.S. Ambassador to Burma since 1990, so as chargé d'affaires, Villarosa was the chief of mission and the most senior official in the embassy.

She previously served as Director of Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore Affairs in the Department of State's East Asia and Pacific Bureau, Economic Counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Chargé d'Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Dili, East Timor.

Her other overseas assignments have been in Songkhla, Thailand; Brasilia, Brazil; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogotá, Colombia. Her assignments at the State Department in Washington, D.C., have been as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs; Deputy Director of the Office of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs; Singapore and Indonesia desk officer; and in the Office of Investment Affairs. In addition, she spent a year at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, as Diplomat-in-Residence.

Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Carmen Maria Martinez
Chargé d'Affaires ad interim to Burma
2005–2008
Succeeded by
Larry Miles Dinger

External links[edit]

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/one_item_and_teasers/nom_confc.htm


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