Julia Jacoby is the Deputy Chief of Mission in Riga, Latvia. She arrived in September 2023. Ms. Jacoby most recently was the Political and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar. Prior to that assignment, Ms. Jacoby was the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece where she advanced bilateral defense cooperation.
In over 20 years as a Foreign Service Officer, Ms. Jacoby has also served abroad in Israel, Germany, and at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria. At the State Department in Washington, Ms. Jacoby served in the office of the Under Secretary of State of Political Affairs, in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and in the Economic Bureau.
Ms. Jacoby speaks Latvian, French, German, and Hebrew. She received a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, School of Foreign Service, and a M.P.A. in Energy Economics from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs.