Aimee Cutrona is a career Foreign Service Officer. She began her career in 1999, serving her first assignment in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Since then she has served as a Political Officer in Embassies in El Salvador, Qatar, and Egypt. Ms. Cutrona has also served in Washington in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, covering countries including Iraq, Algeria and Tunisia, and as a special assistant to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs on efforts to promote International Women’s Issues and combat Trafficking in Persons. She is a graduate of Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts with a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Italian Language and Literature and holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations and Conflict Management from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.