Meghan Mercier is serving as the Budget Advisor in U.S. Embassy-Islamabad’s Office of Economic and Development Assistance (ASSIST), which works to coordinate U.S. civilian foreign assistance to Pakistan across the U.S. interagency. This is Meghan’s second year in Pakistan, having also served as a Political-Economic Officer in Lahore. Meghan is a career diplomat who has a wide range of experience across four continents: promoting entrepreneurship and negotiating science and technology agreements in Madrid, Spain; providing American citizen and visa services in Bogota, Colombia; and managing $1 billion in foreign assistance to Mexico and Central America in the State Department’s Office of Foreign Assistance.
She has received several Meritorious and Superior Honor awards for reporting, negotiation, and economic development. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Meghan worked as an energy and environmental policy analyst at PFC Energy. Meghan holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Missouri, a M.A. in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and is a native of Omaha, Nebraska.