Jennifer Zimdahl Galt
|Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs|
November 13, 2017 – March 29, 2018
|Preceded by||Mark Taplin|
|Succeeded by||Marie Royce|
|United States Ambassador to Mongolia|
October 5, 2015 – November 10, 2017
|Preceded by||Piper Campbell|
|Born||1959 (age 59–60)|
|Alma mater||Colorado College|
Johns Hopkins University
National Defense University
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. She has two children, Phoebe and Dylan Galt and a husband, Fritz Galt.
- "U.S. Ambassador Galt to Depart Mongolia". U.S. Department of State. November 3, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
- Jennifer Zimdahl Galt (1959–)
- "Galt Jennifer Zimdahl - Mongolia - May 2015". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2015-11-02.
- "Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia". U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar. Retrieved 2015-11-05.
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