Allison Areias-Vogel joined the U.S. Foreign Service in January 2001 after a prior career as a federal marine wildlife attorney in Washington D.C. During her overseas tours with the State Department, she worked on consular and economic issues in Vietnam, resettlement of refugees in Afghanistan, and U.S. economic policy and commercial interests in France and Sri Lanka. Her domestic assignments include protecting U.S. intellectual property rights in Asia, as well as serving in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat, supporting Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Her current assignment started in August 2016 as the U.S. Consul General in Quebec City. Allison was born in San Francisco, California, and received a B.A. in International Relations from the University of California, Santa Barbara; a Juris Doctor from the University of California, Davis; a diploma from France’s École Nationale d’Administration; and a Master’s of Science in National Security Strategy from the U.S. National War College. Allison also served two years working on forestry issues as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in the Republic of the Philippines. Her husband, René Vogel, is from Strasbourg, France, where he worked as a prison counselor and director of a battered women’s shelter. They have two adult children and two small sons.