Katherine S. Dhanani is a career Foreign Service Officer. Her most recent assignments were in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and in the Bureau of African Affairs’ Office of Regional and Security Affairs. Before returning to Washington in 2013, she served as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Hyderabad, India.
Ms. Dhanani began her career working on western hemisphere issues, with tours as an Economic Officer in Georgetown, Guyana, on the Mexico desk, and in Mexico City, as well as in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere.
She also has served five assignments to Embassies in central and southern Africa, including tours as Deputy Chief of Mission in Harare, Zimbabwe, and Libreville, Gabon, and as section chief in Lusaka, Zambia, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo and Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.
Ms. Dhanani trained as an Economist at Kenyon College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and taught economics at Grinnell College before joining the Foreign Service.