Islamabad, July 24, 2020 : U.S. Embassy Islamabad is pleased to announce that Mireille Zieseniss will serve as the Embassy Spokesperson effective July 22, 2020.
In that role she will also facilitate media interviews, press briefings, and other activities with the Ambassador, Embassy officers, and visiting U.S. government officials. She succeeds Joe Wierichs, who completed his tenure in Islamabad.
Ms. Zieseniss comes to Embassy Islamabad following postings as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Director of the U.S. State Department’s Regional Media Hub in Brussels, and other diplomatic assignments in Afghanistan, Costa Rica, the Philippines, and Washington, D.C. She began her State Department career in 2006.
Ms. Zieseniss holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri and a Master’s Degree in Sociology from the University of Florida. Prior to joining the State Department, she worked as an analyst for the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, where she worked to promote voting rights, indigenous rights, and equal education and employment opportunity. She is originally from Miami, Florida.