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Consul General Yvonne Gonzales

Consul General Yvonne Gonzales

Official portrait of Consul General Yvonne Gonzales

Yvonne Gonzales assumed her duties as consul general of the United States of America in Strasbourg in August 2023. She and her team represent the United States in the Great East region of France, and Ms. Gonzales serves as deputy permanent observer to the Council of Europe.

Ms. Gonzales joined the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service in 2003. She has worked on a wide range of foreign affairs issues principally in Latin America and Africa. Most recently, she served as the political counselor in Embassy Mexico City. Her other overseas postings include Harare, Zimbabwe; Pretoria, South Africa; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Panama, Panama. In Washington, she served as special assistant to then Deputy Secretary Blinken and as senior Brazil desk officer. She also served domestically in New York as special assistant to the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

Ms. Gonzales graduated from California State University Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and earned a Master of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. She speaks Spanish and French. A proud California native of Mexican heritage, Ms. Gonzales enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family over a good meal.