Susan Niblock is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Wellington, New Zealand. She has been a career diplomat with the Department of State for more than 25 years, and is a member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Prior overseas postings include Management Counselor Amman, Jordan, Management Counselor Singapore, General Services Officer Brussels, Belgium and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Human Resources Officer Moscow, Russia. Prior domestic assignments in Washington DC include Philippines desk officer, Assignments Officer for Asia and Europe, and Post Management Officer for Europe.
Susan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from the College of William and Mary in Virginia and a Master of Arts degree in Public Administration from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. She has studied French, Russian and Spanish, and is the recipient of numerous awards. Susan was born and raised in the Philippines, where her family expatriate history dates back to 1900. She is a resident of Maryland and has a daughter and son-in-law in Utah and a son and daughter-in-law in California.