Marilyn Gayton Hamiel assumed duties as the U.S. Consul in Winnipeg, Canada in August 2023.
She is a career Foreign Service Officer with previous overseas experience as Political-Economic Chief at U.S. Embassy Cotonou and Deputy Political-Economic Chief at U.S. Embassy Dar es Salaam. She served as Consular Officer at U.S. Embassy Beijing and as Assistant General Services Officer at U.S. Embassy Bridgetown.
Most recently, Marilyn served as Policy Officer for Europe and Eurasian Affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, coordinating the Bureau’s countering disinformation, anti-human trafficking, and United with Ukraine activities. Her experience in Washington, D.C. also includes working as a senior advisor in the Office of Global Criminal Justice, covering atrocities prevention issues and media relations. She also served as a country desk officer in the Bureau of African Affairs.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Marilyn worked as a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations and coordinator of a Department of Labor grant assisting victims of domestic violence at a non-profit in Los Angeles, California.
Marilyn earned a Master of Arts degree in International Relations from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary.
Marilyn’s husband is also in the U.S. Foreign Service. They have three children who are active in sports.