Ambassador Nicole D. Theriot

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

Nicole Theriot was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 27, 2023 as Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.

Nicole most recently served as Consul General at U.S. Consulate Karachi, Pakistan and, prior to that, as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti from July 2020-July 2022.  She has served as the Director for Immigration and Visa Security at the U.S. National Security Council (2019-2020), the Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services in the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs (2018-2019), Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (2017-2018), Consul General at U.S. Consulate Casablanca, Morocco (2014-2017), and Supervisory Regional Consular Officer assisting 102 consular sections worldwide (2012-2014).

Her previous diplomatic assignments include Islamabad, Pakistan; Barbados & the Eastern Caribbean; Baghdad, Iraq; Montreal, Canada; Paris, France; and Lagos, Nigeria.  Nicole began her career with the U.S. Department of State as an intern at U.S. Embassy Nairobi, Kenya in 1997.  She also served as Staff Assistant to Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Maura Harty at the State Department from 2004-2005.

Nicole holds numerous U.S. Department of State awards, including Superior Honor Awards for her work in Afghanistan (2018), her leadership of U.S. Consulate Casablanca (2017), and her assistance to U.S. citizens in the Eastern Caribbean (2010).  She also received the Senior Foreign Service Performance Award in 2021, 2022, and 2023.  Nicole is a Career Member of the U.S. Department of State’s Senior Foreign Service, Class of Officer-Counselor.  She speaks French and Urdu.