Rebecca B. Thompson, MA '91

Board of Advisors Rebecca Thompson
Public Affairs Counselor, U.S. Embassy Caracas, Department of State, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs

Joined Fall 2014

Rebecca Thompson is the designated Public Affairs Counselor at U.S. Embassy Caracas. From 2015-17, she served as Counselor for Educational and Cultural Affairs at U.S. Embassy Mexico City. Previously she served as Director of the Office of Broadcast Services in the Bureau of Public Affairs and before that, Director of the Public Affairs Bureau’s Rapid Response Unit. Other previous assignments include Foreign Service Board of Examiners, Press Attaché at U.S. Embassies in Manila and San Salvador, and public affairs work in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Her first tours were Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer assignments at U.S. Embassies in Buenos Aires and Seoul.

Mrs. Thompson holds a BA in French from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and she earned her MA from the Elliott School in 1991.  She speaks French, Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, and Korean.  She is the wife of fellow Foreign Service Officer Philip Thompson.  They have two cats.