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Rachel Cooke assumed the position of US Consul General in Perth on August 11, 2016 with responsibilities for WA.
A career Senior Foreign Service Officer, Rachel has focused more than 20 years of work on building US relationships in Asia and the Pacific. Immediately prior to taking up her current posting Rachel led the Southeast Asia policy team in Washington, DC. Before that she spent two years in Afghanistan developing educational opportunities and engaging with the media, and another two years leading joint civilian-military training. Rachel has also served in Malaysia, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan, where she was Acting Public Affairs Officer during the 2005 and 2010 revolutions.
Rachel worked for the Environmental Protection Agency and for NASA. She has a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, and Master degrees in Environmental Management and Public Policy from Indiana University.
Rachel is ‘in conversation’ with ABC’s Christine Layton for International Women’s Day.
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