THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KATHERINE HUBAY PETERSON AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE KINGDOM OF LESOTHO
The President today announced his intent to nominate Katherine Hubay Peterson to be U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho.
Ms. Katherine Hubay Peterson, of Palos Verdes, California, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. She joined the Foreign Service in 1976, following nearly three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Zaire (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo). Ms. Peterson began her career in the Bureau of African Affairs as a Regional Affairs Officer, Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, Desk Officer, and Information/Press Officer. Ms. Peterson has served abroad in Kingston, Jamaica and in Tijuana, Mexico. Her most recent overseas assignment, from August 1993 to August 1996, was as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia. Ms. Peterson has also twice served in Washington in the Consular Affairs Bureau Office of Overseas Citizen Services, most recently in her current position as Managing Director. She also headed the Junior Officer Division in the Office of Career Development and Assignments, and was Deputy Coordinator of the Orientation Division, training new Foreign Service Officers at the Foreign Service Institute. Ms. Peterson attended the National War College at Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C.
Ms. Peterson received a BA in History from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1971. Ms. Peterson speaks French and Spanish.