DUCIGS Rethinking Diplomacy Program Fellow
Kathryn Crockart is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service currently serving as the Diplomat in Residence for the mid-Atlantic region (North Carolina, South Carolina, and most of Virginia). In this role, she helps open access to career opportunities with the US Department of State for a diverse cross-section of Americans interested in serving and representing our country.
Mrs. Crockart returned to the United States in August 2018 from her most recent overseas assignment at the US Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan (2017-2018), where she served as the Minister Counselor for Public Affairs. She led all American public diplomacy efforts in Pakistan through robust outreach and media engagement conducted by the Embassy and our three Consulates. While in Islamabad, Mrs. Crockart also chaired the board at the US Educational Foundation in Pakistan, which administers large-scale exchange programs, including the largest US government-funded Fulbright scholarship program in the world.
Mrs. Crockart is a Public Diplomacy-coned Foreign Service Officer. Her other assignments include the US Embassy in London (2014-2017), where she was the Spokesperson and Director of the Press Office. She served as Principal Officer at the US Consulate in Medan, Indonesia (2011-2014), leading all American diplomatic efforts on the island of Sumatra. She has also served in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Belize City, Belize; and both Frankfurt and Munich, Germany. The State Department has recognized Mrs. Crockart with its individual Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards four times each. Prior to joining the State Department in 1999, she worked at The (Durham) Herald-Sun in her home state of North Carolina.
Mrs. Crockart received her BA with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She speaks German, Indonesian, and Malay, and has studied French.