Catherine Rodriguez takes over as new US Consul General in Lahore

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By Muhammad Luqman

Catherine Rodriguez has assumed her position as the U.S. Consul General in Pakistan’s eastern city of Lahore, according to a statement of the US Consulate spokesperson, Elizabeth Lee on Friday.

Rodriguez  is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, most recently serving as the Chief of Staff for the Director General of the U.S. Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources.  She began her Foreign Service career with the United States Agency for International Development in Washington D.C., with additional tours in Costa Rica and El Salvador before joining the Department of State.

Her previous assignments include Karachi and Peshawar.  Elizabeth served as a Regional Director for the Office of Foreign Missions in Miami supporting over 3,000 foreign diplomats stationed across the Southeastern United States.  She has also served as a Diplomat in Residence responsible for recruiting and mentoring future members of the American diplomatic corps.

She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a Master’s degree in Business Administration, and a Masters in Accounting from Florida International University, as well as a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.  Consul General Rodriguez is a native Spanish speaker and hails from Miami, Florida.

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