Kristin M. Kane is the Chargé d’Affaires at U.S. Embassy Lisbon as of January 2021 after arriving as Deputy Chief of Mission in Lisbon in August 2019. She is a member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor.
From 2016-2019, Kristin was the Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Brasilia. Before Brasilia, Kristin directed an African Affairs office in Paris. She has has served as Public Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassies Dakar and Maputo and U.S. Consulate Lagos.
In Washington, D.C., Kristin worked on policy, press, and congressional issues in the bureau of International Organizations. Early in her Foreign Service career, Kristin served in the Political-Economic and Consular sections at U.S. Embassy Lisbon.
Kristin is from Monterey, California. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley and a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School. Kristin speaks Portuguese and French. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Fouta Djallon, Guinea) and has traveled through much of sub-Saharan Africa. She is married to Hamed Lamine Kane, an IT specialist also in the Foreign Service, and they have two daughters.