Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Susan Walke

Susan Walke is the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission for the United States Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka.  A career Foreign Service Officer with 17 years of experience in the diplomatic service, Susan is also the Political and Economic Counselor for the Embassy.  Prior to arriving in Sri Lanka, Susan served for three years as the Law Enforcement Professionalization and Policy Program Manager in Bogota, Colombia.  In addition to Colombia, Susan has served in Frankfurt, Germany; Lome, Togo; and Kathmandu, Nepal; as well as Washington, DC where she worked as the South Africa Desk Officer.  Susan also spent a year studying at the Inter-American Defense College where she received a Master’s degree in Hemispheric Security Studies.  A graduate of George Washington University and Indiana University, Susan taught high school German for three years before joining the Foreign Service.  She is married and has two sons.