Jennifer Larson

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for India, Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, U.S. Department of State    

Jennifer Larson has been Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for India since September 2021. She was most recently overseas as Deputy Principal Officer in Mumbai from 2016-2020. Prior to completing a year-long course at the National Defense University in June 2016, she was Spokesperson at the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Prior this, she was in Libya where she was Principal Officer in Benghazi, and then Acting Deputy Chief of Mission in Tripoli. She has also served in Pakistan, France, Sudan, Jerusalem and Lebanon. Before joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Larson worked for NPR’s San Francisco affiliate as a talk show producer. She completed her undergraduate and graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley in Comparative Literature (Arabic, Spanish and French) and Middle East Studies.