Since January 20, 2021 Ms. Bachus is the Chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Prague. She arrived in Prague in 2019 as the Deputy Chief of Mission. Previously she served as the Office Director for Central Europe at the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to that, she served as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo; Political-Economic Counselor in Astana, Kazakhstan; and head of the American Presence Post in Toulouse, France. She also served in Vietnam and Jamaica, as well as on a fellowship at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
She has a M.A. from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and a B.A. from Brown University. She speaks Czech, French, and Russian, and might still manage to mangle a few words of Vietnamese.