Deputy Chief of Mission
Nicholle Manz-Baazaoui, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission
Nicholle Manz-Baazaoui joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Economic Officer in May of 1998 and speaks English, Spanish and French. Nicholle is currently the Counselor of the combined Political and Economic Section at the United States Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados. She is responsible for assessing the impact of political developments in the region and making recommendations on actions by the United States Government. Nicholle also coordinates with international economic organizations and government officials to resolve market challenges and promote fair practices.
Furthermore, Nicholle works with businesses and government to ensure entities can fairly compete for foreign investment and trade opportunities, and build and maintain positive economic and trade relations between the U.S. and other countries through bilateral and multilateral discussions and negotiations.
Previously, Ms. Manz served as the U.S. Economic Advisor for Financial and Macroeconomic Affairs to the OECD in Paris, France; as the Economic and Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassies in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and Algiers, Algeria; and as the Vice Consul at the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil, Ecuador. In Washington, Nicholle has been assigned as an International Economist in the Economic Bureau’s Office of Sanctions policy, and in the Office of Monetary Affairs as an International Financial Economist responsible for coordinating U.S. foreign policy regarding external debt restructuring and rescheduling. Nicholle received her undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison with majors in International Relations, Spanish Literature, and Latin American and Iberian Studies. In 2008, focusing on economic development and international finance, Nicholle received her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.