Chargé d’affaires a.i. Angela Aggeler

Angela Aggeler is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with the rank of Minister Counselor. Prior to her arrival in Islamabad, Ms. Aggeler served as the Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Paris; the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs and Office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan in Washington, DC, and the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Press and Public Diplomacy for that Bureau. From 2013 to 2015, she was the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan. Previous assignments include Public Affairs Officer at the American Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia; Cultural and Press Attaché of the Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam; Spokesperson for the Bureau of Consular Affairs at the State Department; Consul and Liaison to the American community at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France; and Vice Consul and Deputy Press Attaché in New Delhi, India.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Aggeler worked for the State Department at the U.S. Embassies in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Budapest, Hungary, as well as the Consulate General in Madras, India. She worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. before joining her husband in their State Department postings, and before that as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Central African Republic. She is the recipient of numerous State Department awards, including Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards, the Assistant Secretary’s Award for Excellence (Consular Affairs 2006), and the Mildred Sinclaire Award for Language (Hindi, 2000). She speaks French, Macedonian, and some Hindi.   She is married to Senior Foreign Service Officer Brian Aggeler, and their daughter Madeleine is a journalist in New York City.