Deputy Chief of Mission Colin Crosby has extensive diplomatic experience for the United States. Previously, he managed the Political Section in Mexico City and the Economic and Political section in Wellington as Counselor. His other overseas postings in Embassies Bangkok, Manila, and Buenos Aires also included wide-ranging policy and operational work. In Washington, Colin served as Special Assistant to Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, with an emphasis on Asia-related policy. Prior to joining the Deputy’s staff, Colin led crisis management teams in both the White House Situation Room and the State Department Operations Center. Another domestic assignment was as the senior Political Officer on the Japan Desk of the State Department. Colin, a proud “Buckeye,” is a native of Columbus, Ohio. Before joining the Foreign Service, he taught high school in both rural Japan and in Appalachia. Colin has a master’s degree from Princeton University and bachelors’ degrees from Ohio University.