Deputy Chief of Mission Natasha S. Franceschi

Deputy Chief of Mission Natasha S. Franceschi (Embassy photo)

Natasha Franceschi is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She began her tenure as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Bratislava in August 2018.

Her previous assignment was in Washington as Director of the State Department’s Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts. Prior to that, Ms. Franceschi served as Deputy Director of the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs, Deputy Political Counselor at Embassy Baghdad, and Deputy Political Advisor at the U.S. Mission to NATO. Her earlier assignments include various positions in Islamabad, Astana, Sarajevo, Moscow, and Washington. She began her career as a Presidential Management Fellow.

Ms. Franceschi was born and raised in Sonoma County, California. She holds a BA from Swarthmore College and a MALD from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.