Chargé d’Affaires Jill Esposito

CDA Jill Esposito (photo credit - U.S. Dept. of State)

Jill Esposito is a career Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State and has served in a variety of positions, both in Washington, DC, and overseas.  Currently the Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Reykjavik, Jill most recently served as Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, with responsibility for coordinating consular affairs throughout the three U.S. Posts operating in Iraq.

Prior assignments include postings as the Director of Public and Diplomatic Liaison for the Department of State’s Visa Office, and as the Director of the Consular Training Division at the Foreign Service Institute.  Jill’s diplomatic postings overseas include Ottawa, Canada, Lima, Peru, Chiang Mai, Thailand, and Hamilton, Bermuda.  She also served at a Canadian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team in Kandahar City, Afghanistan in 2010, helping to transition the base from Canadian control to U.S. leadership and management.

Jill speaks Thai and Spanish, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in History from Georgetown University as well a Master’s degree in Asian Studies from the University of Hawaii, where she was a grantee at the East-West Center.  An avid skier and hiker, Jill spends as much time as she can with her two college-aged daughters, who share her love for the outdoors.