A career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, Macedonia. She most recently directed the Crisis Management Support unit in the Department of State’s Operations Center, having served in the Operations Center previously as a Watch Officer from 1999-2000.
Overseas, Micaela has worked at the U.S. Embassies in Zagreb, Cairo, Baghdad, Tunis and Kathmandu and at the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem, where she was the Public Affairs Officer and spokesperson for the Consulate. In addition to her tours in the Operations Center, Micaela served in Washington as staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs.
Micaela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from Brown University and a Master’s Degree in National Security Studies from the National War College. She has studied the Macedonian, Arabic, French and Nepali languages.
She is married to fellow Foreign Service Officer Todd Bluhm. They have three children.