Chargé d’Affaires Inmi Patterson is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer. She served as Consul General in Hamburg 2010-2013 and subsequently taught at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C. Her other professional experiences include public affairs work in Japan, China, and Kenya; a stint in the Political Section at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, and multilateral organization work with the U.S. Mission to the OSCE in Vienna. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she taught at The George Washington University, Washington, D.C. and at Beijing Normal University. She also worked as a researcher for UNICEF in Beijing and was a consultant for the environmental organization Earth Watch’s Moscow office.
Inmi has a doctorate in developmental psychology from Catholic University in Washington, D.C. She speaks fluent Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Russian, French, German and Swahili. She is married and has three daughters.