Ambassador Catherine Ebert-Gray was delighted to join the University of Colorado Denver I Anschutz as our Director of Global Education on March 1, 2020 after three decades in the U.S. Foreign Service, most recently as Ambassador to Papua New Guinea, The Solomon Islands and Vanuatu. In addition to leading the Office of Global Education, Catherine looks forward to assisting in study abroad program development, marketing, outreach, and expansion of opportunities for students to prepare for the global workforce.
Prior to service as Ambassador, Catherine served in a number of senior State Department positions including service at U.S. Missions in Egypt, Australia, Togo, Papua New Guinea, Germany, Mali, The Philippines, and Morocco. As Deputy Assistant Secretary in Washington she closely supported U.S.G. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. As Director of Overseas Employment she led the office responsible for U.S.G. overseas employment policies, hiring and compensation.
Her career and family adventures have taken her to over sixty countries for work, scuba diving, trekking, basketball, golf, and exploring. Before joining the State Department she worked in political staff positions at the city, state, and federal level in Washington, Wisconsin, and Hawaii. Her parents and extended family moved to Colorado over forty years ago and she is proud to finally call Denver home.
Catherine holds a B.A. in International Relations and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison and a M.S. in National Resource Management from the National Defense University.CONTACT INFORMATION: