Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Bamako
Silvia Eiriz arrived in Bamako as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) in September of 2019. Ms. Eiriz’s most recent tour was as the Political and Economic Section Chief at the U.S. Consulate in Erbil, Iraq from July 2017 to July 2019.
Previously, Ms. Eiriz served in posts at U.S. Embassies in Tegucigalpa, Honduras; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Monrovia, Liberia; Islamabad, Pakistan; Rome, Italy; and Georgetown, Guyana.
In Washington, Ms. Eiriz served on the Board of Examiners for the U.S. Foreign Service recruitment program, and in the Offices of Caribbean Affairs and Brazil/Southern Cone Affairs of the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Additionally, she served in the Office of Population of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), as well as in the Office of East African Affairs of the Bureau of African Affairs.
Ms. Eiriz grew up in New York City, where she earned a Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University, a Master of Arts degree from New York University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John’s University. She speaks Spanish, Italian, and French.