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Name: Villarosa, Shari
Current Position: Previous Ambassador
Shari Villarosa has served as the Chargé d'Affaires for the US Embassy in Rangoon, Burma, since August 31, 2005. Villarosa graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in International Studies. She also has a law degree from William and Mary.
A career Foreign Service officer, Villarosa’s overseas assignments have been in Songkhla, Thailand; Brasilia, Brazil; Quito, Ecuador; and Bogota, Colombia. Her assignments at the State Department in Washington have been as special assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs; deputy director of the Office of Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam Affairs; Singapore and Indonesia desk officer; and in the Office of Investment Affairs. In addition, she spent a year at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawaii as diplomat-in-residence.
Before becoming the Chargé d'Affaires for Burma, Villarosa served as director of Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore Affairs in the State Department’s East Asia and Pacific Bureau; economic counselor of the US Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia; and Chargé d'Affaires of the US Embassy in Dili, East Timor.
She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Thai and Indonesian.
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