Dorothy Ngutter assumed duties as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Merida in August 2021. A career Foreign Service Officer, she most recently served as the Director of the International Narcotics & Law Enforcement Section at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan managing border security and justice sector programs. Dorothy has also served as Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Turkey, Public Diplomacy Officer at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Belgium, and Consular and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Mali.
In Washington, she worked as a special assistant to former Under Secretary for Political Affairs Ambassador William J. Burns, as the Peru Desk Officer in the Office of Andean Affairs, and as a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center responsible for briefing and alerting then Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and other senior officials on breaking foreign affairs matters. In other domestic assignments, Dorothy was a Diplomat-in-Residence responsible for outreach and recruitment of diverse candidates from the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. Prior to that she represented the Department of State as a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Dorothy joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2002, after completing the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. She holds a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication Studies from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. She has studied Turkish, Spanish, and French.