Nicole Shampaine is the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and a Senior Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Prior to joining Embassy Cairo in 2020 as Deputy Chief of Mission, she served as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. and Acting U.S. 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 Director for the Middle East and South East Asia in the Counterterrorism Directorate of the National Security Council, Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Director of the Office of Egypt and Levant Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, covering Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Jordan, 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, and Senior Advisor on Counterterrorism in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. She was an observer at the Multinational Forces and Observers (MFO) mission in the Sinai Desert and has served in Turkey and Israel.
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.