Deputy Chief of the Mission
Prior to this assignment, Ms. McClelland served as the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, Indonesia, covering the Eastern half of the Indonesian archipelago from East Java to the Malukus, including the U.S. Consular Agency in Bali. She previously served as the Political-Economic Counselor in Baku, Azerbaijan; the Deputy Economic Counselor in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the sole Political-Economic Officer in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; and as a Consular Officer in Dublin, Ireland. Ms. McClelland also served as a Senior Advisor to the Special Advisor to the President and Secretary of State for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy and as the Eurasia Regional Energy Officer in Washington. She received master’s degrees from the National War College at the National Defense University and San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree from UCLA. She has also received multiple Superior Honor Awards from the Department of State. Ms. McClelland speaks Latvian, Indonesian, and Russian. She is joined in Riga by her daughter.