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Deputy Chief of Mission Keisha Toms Boutaleb
January 21, 2022

DCM-Keisha-Toms-BoutalebKeisha Toms Boutaleb currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Maseru.

Ms. Toms Boutaleb joined the U.S. Department of State in 2008 and has served in Pakistan, Kuwait, Algeria, Washington, and Qatar.  She is a recipient of the Department of State Superior and multiple Meritorious Honor awards.

Prior to joining the Department, Ms. Toms Boutaleb lived in Yemen as a Fulbright Student Scholar and in Egypt as an Institute for International Public Policy Fellow.  She interned at the Iraq Desk in the Department and at U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa.

She holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International Public Affairs, with a focus on International Security Policy, and an undergraduate degree from City University of New York with a focus on Cross-Cultural Studies.  Ms. Toms Boutaleb speaks Arabic and enjoys Spanish and French.