Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch

Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch

Ambassador of the United States of America to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana

Sarah-Ann Lynch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 2, 2019 and sworn in on March 1, 2019 as Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

She most recently served as the Acting Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).  Ms. Lynch has also served as the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for LAC; USAID Mission Director in Iraq; and the Director of the Office of Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Affairs in USAID’s Middle East Bureau.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Career Minister, Ms. Lynch has been with USAID since 1993, and served overseas in Bangladesh, Peru, Afghanistan and Iraq.  In Washington, she has served in the regional bureaus of the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as the Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, and the Office of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs (OAPA).  Ms. Lynch has received numerous awards, including USAID’s Distinguished Honor Award in 2010, the Agency’s highest performance award, for her service in Afghanistan and OAPA.

Before joining USAID, Ms. Lynch worked in both international business and for a non-governmental organization.  Ms. Lynch also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco where she taught English at the secondary level.

Ms. Lynch is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and holds Masters Degrees from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and the National War College.