Catherine Schweitzer started her assignment in Georgia in August 2019. Catherine arrived from Washington, D.C. where she served as the Department of State’s NATO Senior Desk Officer. Prior to Washington, Catherine was the Deputy Spokesperson in Islamabad, Pakistan. Before Pakistan, Catherine served on the Secretary of State’s team as a Senior Watch Officer in the Department’s Operations Center. Prior to joining the Secretary’s team, Ms. Schweitzer remotely managed U.S. Embassy Syria’s public affairs programs and digital outreach from Washington. In Saudi Arabia, she served as the Deputy Spokesperson and then the Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh. She has also held assignments in U.S. Embassies Tokyo, Japan, and Nairobi, Kenya as well as studying Arabic in Tunis, Tunisia.
Before joining the U.S. Diplomatic Corps, Catherine worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office investigating various U.S. Government programs and preparing Congressional testimony and reports. She received her B.S. from George Mason University in Decision Sciences and Management Information Systems.