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Shari Villarosa
Charge d'Affaires, Union of Burma
Term of Appointment: 08/31/2005 to present

Chargé d'Affaires Shari VillarosaShari Villarosa became Chargé d'Affaires of our Embassy in Rangoon, Burma on August 31, 2005. She previously served as Director of Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore Affairs in the Department of State’s East Asia and Pacific Bureau, Economic Counselor of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia and Chargé d'Affaires of our new Embassy in Dili, East Timor.

Shari has served in a variety of jobs in Washington and overseas over the course of her Foreign Service career. Shari has served in a variety of jobs in Washington and overseas over the course of her Foreign Service career. Her other overseas assignments have been in Songkhla, Thailand; Brasilia, Brazil; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogota, Colombia. Her assignments at the State Department in Washington have been as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs; Deputy Director of the Office of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs; Singapore and Indonesia desk officer; and in the Office of Investment Affairs. In addition, she spent a year at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii as Diplomat-in-Residence.

Shari graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in International Studies. She also has a law degree from William and Mary. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, and Indonesian.



Released on August 29, 2006

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