The President of the United States, Joe Biden, “announced his intent to nominate” Alina L. Romanowski as Ambassador to Iraq, according to a readout from the White House.
Romanowski will be replacing Ambassador Matthew Tueller, who has been serving in Iraq since June 2019.
She has over 40 years of service in the US Department of State and US Agency for International Development (USAID). At the USAID, she served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Middle East Bureau. Romanowski is currently serving as the US Ambassador to Kuwait.
While she is fluent in French, she also studied Arabic and Hebrew at Tel Aviv University in Israel.
Romanowski’s nomination is pending confirmation from the US Senate.