20 January 2021
Susan K. Falatko has again assumed the position of Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Slovenia, following the departure of former Ambassador Lynda C. Blanchard.
CDA Falatko has been serving in Slovenia since June of 2019, playing in integral role in strengthening our bilateral relationship and fostering ties between the people of our two countries. “We have made great strides in expanding the U.S.-Slovenia relationship in areas of mutual interest, creating new opportunities for us to work more closely together than ever to overcome the challenges ahead as Allies, partners, and friends.”
Prior to her assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission in Ljubljana, Susan Falatko was the Director of the Office in charge of the Western Balkans at the State Department. Between 2013 and 2016, she served at the U.S. Embassy in Mauritius and the Seychelles as the Deputy Chief of Mission. She also served in the U.S. diplomatic missions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2006-2009), Cuba (2001-2003) and Mali (1999-2001) as an economic adviser, in Rwanda as the head of public affairs, and at the United States Mission in Geneva.
Falatko, who hails from Chicago, earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1990, a master’s degree in international relations from George Washington University in 1997, and a 2017 degree from the National Defense University (NDU). Prior to joining the State Department, she taught English in Tokyo, Bangkok, Prague, and Washington. She is fluent in French and Spanish.