Kathryn Ryan Hammond is a Foreign Service Specialist in the area of law enforcement and security with a title of Supervisory Special Agent. Ms. Hammond joined the Department of State in 2005 and completed the Basic Special Agent course, which included training at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia. After training, she was assigned to the Washington Field Office (2005-2007). Ms. Hammond has since served in the Visa Fraud office (2007-2009), the U.S. Embassy in Kabul (2009-2010), the U.S. Consulate in Rio de Janeiro (2010-2012), and the Office of Protective Intelligence Investigations (2013-2015). From 2015 to 2017, she was Regional Security Officer in Libreville, Gabon. Prior to her arrival at the U.S. Consulate in Ponta Delgada, Ms. Hammond was assigned to the Office of Criminal Fraud Investigations (2017-2019) where she oversaw the Consular Malfeasance unit.
Ms. Hammond received her B.A. from St. Mary’s College of Maryland where she majored in History and minored in Women’s Studies. While at St. Mary’s, she played on the women’s rugby team. She is married and has one child, a son.