Deputy Chief of Mission Laura Hruby

Laura Hruby joined the U.S. Embassy in Benin as Deputy Chief of Mission in August 2017.  A career Foreign Service Officer, Laura served the Department of State most recently in Moscow, Russia, as Nonimmigrant Visa Chief.  In Washington, Laura served in the Bureau of African Affairs as Ethiopia Desk Officer, and in the Bureau of Consular Affairs as Special Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services and as the Europe Division Chief for American Citizens Services.  Previously, she served at the U.S. Consulate General in Istanbul, Turkey, and at the U.S. Embassies in Islamabad, Pakistan, and Baku, Azerbaijan.

Laura earned a B.S. from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.