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Kristen F. Bauer
Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia
With the departure of Ambassador Marciel on July 18, the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to Indonesia, Kristen Bauer, assumed duties as the Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Ms. Bauer will serve in this capacity as the acting Ambassador until the arrival of the new Ambassador.
Ms. Bauer served previously as the U.S. Consul General in Surabaya (2010-2012).
Prior to arriving in Indonesia, Ms. Bauer served as the Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Oslo, Norway, and as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos. From 2001-2003, she worked on finance and economic issues in the Office of Japanese Affairs at the Department of State. She has also held diplomatic posts in U.S. missions in: Pretoria, South Africa; Hanoi, Vietnam; London, United Kingdom; and Bangkok, Thailand.
Ms. Bauer earned her B.A. in history and international relations from Randolph Macon Woman's College in 1984, and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1987. She practiced law in Boston working for non-profit representing asylum seekers and for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in public health.
Ms. Bauer is married to Tung Huynh and they have two children.