Amy P. Westling is the Consul General of the United States of America in Strasbourg, France and Acting U.S. Observer to the Council of Europe. She has been a member of the U.S. Foreign Service since 1991 and assumed her duties in Strasbourg August 22, 2014.
Ms. Westling’s overseas assignments include service at the U.S. Embassies in Moscow, Russia; Paris, France; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago; and at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium. She began her Foreign Service career in Algeria at the U.S. Consulate in Oran, and the U.S. Embassy in Algiers.
In Washington, she served as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, Deputy Director for Defense Trade Controls Policy, and Senior Watch Officer in the Secretary of State’s Operations Center. Her most recent assignment was as Deputy Director for European Union and Regional Affairs in the State Department’s European and Eurasian Affairs Bureau.
Ms. Westling earned a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies and a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from Oral Roberts University. In addition, she is a graduate of France’s National School of Public Administration’s (ENA) short cycle, and has studied at the Sorbonne in Paris, and the Universities of Nanterre and St. Denis. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she served two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Matameye, Niger. Ms. Westling was born in Idaho, grew up in Montana, and enjoys hiking and opera.