Nicole Theriot assumed responsibility as the Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Port-au-Prince on July 21, 2020. She has served as the Director for Immigration and Visa Security at the U.S. National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President (2019-2020), the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services (OCS) in the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (2018-2019), Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Kabul (2017-2018), Principal Officer (Consul General) at U.S. Consulate Casablanca, Morocco (2014-2017), and Supervisory Regional Consular Officer assisting 102 consular sections worldwide (2012-2014).
Her previous diplomatic assignments include Political Officer in Islamabad, Pakistan, Consular Chief for Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean, Deputy Consular Chief in Baghdad, Iraq, Visa Chief in Montreal, Canada, Consular Officer in Paris, France, and Information Officer in Lagos, Nigeria. Nicole began her career with the U.S. Department of State as an intern at U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya in 1997. She also served as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Maura Harty at the Department of State from 2004-2005.
Nicole holds numerous U.S. Department of State awards, including Superior Honor Awards for her work on peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan (2018) and her assistance to U.S. citizens in the Eastern Caribbean (2010). Nicole is a Career Member of the U.S. Department of State’s Senior Foreign Service, Class of Officer-Counselor.