US embassy appointed Mireille Zieseniss as new spokesperson in Islamabad

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: The Embassy of the United States in Islamabad has appointed Mireille Zieseniss as its new spokesperson to facilitate media and carry out related activities. She has taken charge as the new spokesperson for the United States embassy In Pakistan.

She has replaced Joe Wierichs, who had completed his tenure, said a US embassy press release here on Friday.

The US embassy made the announcement saying “U.S. Embassy Islamabad is pleased to announce that Mireille Zieseniss will serve as the Embassy Spokesperson effective July 22, 2020”.

According to embassy statement In that role she will  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.

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