Kristina Kvien is the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission. She assumed her current role as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy Paris in September 2016.
Previously, Kristina served as Economic Counselor at U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand, from 2013-2016, and Economic Counselor in London, United Kingdom from 2010-2013. From 2008-2010 she was Director for European Union, Ukraine, and Belarus Affairs at the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President in Washington, DC. From 2006-2008 Kristina served as the Deputy Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Counselor at U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia, and from 2001-2005 she served as Trade Officer at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. Kristina has also served in Manila, Philippines, and at the Department of State in Washington, DC handling global issues for the European Union and bilateral relations with Slovenia.
Kristina is a native of California, with a BA in Political Science from Occidental College and an MS in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Kristina is married and has a 18 year-old daughter.