“Leading efforts to strengthen relations between our two countries is without a doubt one of the most important jobs in my professional life.”Carlson wrote on his Twitter account, along with a taped message stating that “one of the things I enjoy most is meeting new people and learning about their culture and customs.”
She assumed the duties of Chargé d’Affairs on January 20 of this yearAfter he held the position of Minister of Counselor in that country since September 2019.
Before taking this position, he held a position Minister Counselor In New Delhi, India, for three years, I worked in the Office of the Secretary of State in Washington, DC as a Principal Executive Assistant.
He started his career in the diplomatic service in 1985Since then he has served in the diplomatic missions of the United States in China (twice), Ukraine, Hong Kong, Mozambique, Kenya and the Dominican Republic. Also, inside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she held the position of Director of the Executive Secretariat Team for the Foreign Minister and Deputy Director of Korean Affairs.
According to official information, Carlson is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and has a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and International Studies from Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee. He holds an MA in International Relations from Georgetown University, and another in National Security Studies from the US National War College. She is married to retired Foreign Service Officer Aubrey Carlson and they have two daughters.
The predominant role of Carlson was expected of the outgoing ambassador, Edward Prado: “Secretary Counselor Mary Kay Carlson will continue to lead the embassy when I leave my position and until the next administration appoints a new ambassador. Rest assured that the embassy will be in safe hands!”
The departure of the diplomat from the headquarters in Buenos Aires was part of the usual protocol of changing the presidential administration of the North American country. It could take a few months for his replacement to be appointed by the new president, Joe Biden.