Nicole Theriot nominated as new US Ambassador to Guyana
United States (US) Counselor Nicole D. Theriot who currently serves as the Principal Officer in Karachi, Pakistan was nominated to serve as the new US Ambassador to Guyana.
A release from the White House on Wednesday noted President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Theriot for the position of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
She graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Vanderbilt University in 1998. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she speaks French and Urdu.
According to the release Theriot previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to that, she was Director for Immigration and Visa Security at the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President.
Before that, she was Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Theriot also held the positions of Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan; Principal Officer in Casablanca, Morocco; and Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Supervisory Regional Consular Officer in Frankfurt, Germany.
Her other overseas assignments include Internal Politics Chief in Islamabad, Pakistan; Consul General in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; Deputy Consular Chief in Baghdad, Iraq; Non-immigrant Visa Chief in Montreal, Canada; Consular Officer in Paris, France; and Information Officer in Lagos, Nigeria.
Theriot is the recipient of numerous State Department performance awards, including a Senior Foreign Service Performance award.
She is set to replace current US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch who sworn in on January 7, 2019 and presented her credentials in Guyana on March 13, 2019.