Deputy Chief of Mission Nicole Shampaine

Nicole Shampaine
Deputy Chief of Mission
U.S. Embassy Cairo

Ms. Shampaine is a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Prior to joining Embassy Cairo as Deputy Chief of Mission, she served as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. and Acting Permanent Representative, and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Mission to International Organizations in Vienna (UNVIE).

Ms. Shampaine’s previous experience includes serving as Senior Advisor on counterterrorism in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and Director of the Office of Assistance for Asia and the Middle East in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, where she oversaw U.S. policy and assistance programming related to refugees and other victims of conflict throughout the Middle East and Asia.

In 2013-2014, Ms. Shampaine served as Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Baghdad. From 2008 to 2011, she was the Director of the Office of Egypt and Levant Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, covering Egypt, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. Her other assignments include those of Director for the Middle East and South East Asia in the Counterterrorism Directorate of the National Security Council and Deputy Director of the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs. She was an observer in the Multinational Forces and Observers (MFO) mission in the Sinai desert and has served in Istanbul and Tel Aviv.

Ms. Shampaine received a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a Master of Arts Degree from Stanford University and speaks French, Spanish, Hebrew and some Turkish and Arabic.