Caitlin Piper began her term at the U.S. Embassy in Mbabane in August 2022. 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 was the Supervisory General Services Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua and was an officer on the INR Watch, 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. Caitlin has 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 and a master’s degree in Public Administration. She speaks French, Spanish, and Croatian. Caitlin is married and has two sons.