U.S. Ambassador hosts webchat for young Americans in Peru



U.S. Ambassador to Peru, Rose Linkins. (Photo: U.S. Embassy)

Rose Linkins, U.S. Ambassador to Peru, will be online Tuesday, May 17 at 4 p.m. to answer questions via a live webchat. The embassy says the event is geared toward younger Americans, students and interns.

Individuals will be able to submit questions in advance or live in the chat room. Viewers will be able to see Linkins via a web cam. The webchat is called "What Your Embassy Does for You."

This event is being organized by the Embassy’s American Citizen Services unit in order to provide an inside look at the services the Embassy provides to American citizens who are visiting or living in Peru.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Likins is a former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador (2000-2003) and has also served previously as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria; Chief of the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay; and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs in Washington, D.C.

Her most recent assignment was Deputy Director of the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C., where she was also Dean of the Foreign Service Institute’s School of Professional and Area Studies. Earlier assignments include Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State, Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs, Director of the Department’s Operations Center, Deputy Executive Secretary of the Department, and Honduras Desk Officer all in Washington, D.C. She has also served overseas as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey, Mexico.

Ambassador Likins received a B.A. in Spanish and International Affairs from Mary Washington College in Virginia.

She is married to John Likins and they have two sons.

To submit questions in advance, log in at this link