Jennifer Zimdahl Galt

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Jennifer Galt
Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs
In office
November 13, 2017 – March 29, 2018
PresidentDonald Trump
Preceded byMark Taplin
Succeeded byMarie Royce
United States Ambassador to Mongolia
In office
October 5, 2015 – November 10, 2017[1]
PresidentBarack Obama
Donald Trump
Preceded byPiper Campbell
Personal details
Born1959 (age 59–60)
Alma materColorado College
Johns Hopkins University
National Defense University

Jennifer Ann Zimdahl Galt (born 1959)[2] is a U.S. diplomat and was the United States Ambassador to Mongolia from 2015 to 2017.[3]

On May 6, 2015, President Barack Obama nominated Jennifer Zimdahl Galt to be Ambassador of the United States of America to Mongolia. She was confirmed by the Senate on August 5, 2015, and was sworn in on September 15, 2015.

Ambassador Galt, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, formerly served as Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate General, Guangzhou, China, where she had the privilege of leading and mentoring a talented team of nearly 500, comprising 133 American officers, of whom 62 were first- and second-tour, and over 300 locally engaged Chinese colleagues. Ambassador Galt’s previous postings overseas have included Belgrade, Taipei with the American Institute in Taiwan, Mumbai, Beijing, Shanghai, and the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in Brussels. In Washington, Ambassador Galt served as Senior Advisor in the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Public Affairs and as Deputy Director for Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs.

Ambassador Galt holds master's degrees from National Defense University and from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), as well as a bachelor's degree in political science, history and languages from Colorado College in her home state of Colorado. She is fluent in Mandarin and French, and also speaks Italian, Spanish and Serbian.[4] She has two children, Phoebe and Dylan Galt and a husband, Fritz Galt.

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  1. ^ "U.S. Ambassador Galt to Depart Mongolia". U.S. Department of State. November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Jennifer Zimdahl Galt (1959–)
  3. ^ "Galt Jennifer Zimdahl - Mongolia - May 2015". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
  4. ^ "Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia". U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar. Retrieved 2015-11-05.

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Piper Campbell
United States Ambassador to Mongolia