Mélanie Zimmerman is the Consul General of the United States in Quebec City.
Prior to arriving in Canada, Melanie was the Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargٞé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis accredited to both Mauritius and the Seychelles.
Her past assignments have included Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Special Operations Command Africa in Stuttgart (Germany), Political and Military Advisor in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Consular Chief and political/military officer in Lomé (Togo), Consular Chief and political/military officer in Yaoundé (Cameroon). She started with the State Department as the research analyst and was also the U.S. Ambassador’s official interpreter in Paris, France.
Melanie holds a PhD in international relations and security studies from the University of St. Andrews, a master’s degree in international relations and geopolitics from the European Institute for Advanced International Studies in Nice, a Certificate of Superior European Studies from the University of Pantheon and a bachelor’s degree in diplomatic history from the University of Maryland.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Melanie was a visiting geopolitics and public speaking professor, and worked for several international organizations, including the OECD and the United Nations. Melanie speaks French and English.