David P. Brownstein
David Brownstein entered the Foreign Service in the Political career track in 2007. He began serving as Charge d’Affaires at U.S. Embassy in September 2017. Previous assignments with the Department of State include Chief of the Political and Economic Section at U.S. Embassy Yaoundé (2015-2017), Deputy Coordinator and instructor for the Foreign Service Officer Orientation course at the Foreign Service Institute (2012-2014), Defense Intelligence Agency (2011-2012), Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs (2010-2011), Consular Officer in Baghdad, Iraq (2009-2010), and Political Officer in Rabat, Morocco (2007-2009).
Before joining the State Department, David served as a Non-Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Army for seven years (first as a Combat Engineer and then as an Arabic Language Linguist), worked in the development field in sub-Saharan Africa and the U.S. for six years, and processed fish in the Bering Sea.
Although a proud New York City native, he spent his first eleven years in Ethiopia, from 1972 to 1983. He speaks Arabic and French. David attended Williams College and the National Intelligence University (Formerly the National Defense Intelligence College). He is married to Kristyna Bishop, a Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank. They have one daughter, Lily Grace and now call Vermont home.