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Sarah-Ann Lynch

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Sarah-Ann Lynch
United States Ambassador to Guyana
In office
March 13, 2019 – September 12, 2023
President
Preceded byPerry L. Holloway
Succeeded byNicole Theriot
Personal details
Alma mater

Sarah-Ann Lynch is an American diplomat who served United States ambassador to Guyana from 2019 to 2023. She was nominated by President Donald Trump on September 13, 2018 and presented her credentials on March 13, 2019 to President David Granger. Ambassador Lynch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, and was sworn in on January 11, 2019.[1][2]

Early life and education

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Lynch earned her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College, an M.A.L.D. degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and an M.S. from the National War College.

Career

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Lynch served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco, where she taught English at the secondary level.[2] After joining the Foreign Service in 1993, Lynch held overseas assignments in Peru and Bangladesh. She served as director in USAID/LAC's Office of Strategy and Program Planning and the Office of South American Affairs. From 2008 to 2009 she was director of the Office of Program and Project Development for USAID Afghanistan. Lynch then became the director of USAID's Office of Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Affairs from 2011 to 2013. From 2013 to 2014 she was USAID Mission Director in Iraq. She then became senior deputy assistant administrator and acting assistant administrator of USAID's Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean.[1]

Personal life

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Lynch speaks Arabic, French, and Spanish.[1] Ambassador Lynch is married to her husband Kevin and has three children; Mariah Healy, Garrett Healy and Dylan Healy.

See also

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References

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  1. ^ a b c The White House, "President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Nominate and Appoint Personnel to Key Administration Posts" Sept. 13, 2018 [1]
  2. ^ a b U.S. Embassy in Guyana, "Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch", accessed Nov. 5, 2019 [2]