Obama nominates new ambassador to Nicaragua
President Barack Obama nominated Laura Farnsworth Dogu, who currently serves at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, as new ambassador to Nicaragua.
“The talent and expertise these individuals bring to their roles will serve our nation well. I am grateful for their service, and look forward to working with them,” said Obama in a press release in which he announced more key administration posts.
If approved by the Senate, Farnsworth Dogu would replace Phyllis M. Powers, U.S. ambassador to Nicaragua since 2012.
Farnsworth Dogu has been deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City since 2012.
Prior to that, she was deputy executive director in the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the Department of State.
She also served as a consular section chief and consular officer in Mexico, Turkey, and Egypt.
Earlier in her career, Farnsworth Dogu was a staff assistant in the Bureau of Consular Affairs and watch officer in the State Department Operations Center.
She also served as Consular and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey and Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy in San Salvador.