Caitlin Piper arrived at U.S. Embassy Mbabane, Eswatini in August 2022 as the Deputy Chief of Mission and assumed the role of Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. on October 27, 2023. She joined the Department of State in 2009 and most recently served as Management Counselor and long-term Acting Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia. Prior to Croatia, Caitlin served at the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua and as an officer on the INR Watch in Washington, the nerve center of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research responsible for providing round-the-clock intelligence support for the Secretary of State and other senior Department officials. She also served at U.S. embassies in Bogota, Colombia and Dakar, Senegal.
Caitlin originally hails from Massachusetts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and French Literature from Lafayette College in Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in public administration from the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. She speaks French, Spanish, and Croatian. Caitlin is married and has two sons.