Ambassador Ana Escrogima was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to the Sultanate of Oman on November 13, 2023. In Oman, Ambassador Escrogima leads a team of 300 staff who work every day to advance the U.S.-Oman relationship. As a career Senior Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador Escrogima most recently served as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Montreal. Prior to this assignment, she was the Office Director for Regional and Multilateral Affairs in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau. Ambassador Escrogima served overseas as Deputy Chief of Mission in the Yemen Affairs Unit in Saudi Arabia, established in 2015 after the closure the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, Yemen.
A former Rusk Fellow at Georgetown’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Ambassador Escrogima has extensive experience abroad and in Washington, D.C. She was the State Department’s UAE-based Arabic language spokesperson and served as the Public Affairs Officer in Algeria, where she was responsible for all bilateral cultural and press engagements. Ambassador Escrogima served as a political officer at the U.S. embassies in Iraq and Syria; she was the Special Assistant to former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman, with responsibility for Middle East issues – most notably the Iran nuclear negotiations.
Ambassador Escrogima was also a Diplomat-in-Residence for the New York Metro area, where she focused on reaching diverse audiences with the department’s recruitment pitch and taught a course on U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East. She is the recipient of numerous State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards. In 2020, Ambassador Escrogima was awarded the Arnold L. Raphel Memorial Award in recognition of work promoting diversity
at the State Department – recruiting underrepresented groups, supporting entry-level employees, and advocating for institutional change.
Originally from New York City, Ambassador Escrogima speaks Arabic, French, and Spanish. She graduated from Brown University as a Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellow with a B.A. in International Relations and Affairs and French, and holds a master’s degree from Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs. Ambassador Escrogima is married and has a one-year-old son.