Ms. Sonia Urbom assumed duties as the Spokesperson for the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) on July 15, 2015.
Ms. Urbom became a Foreign Service Officer in 2002. She previously worked as Assistant Information Officer in Beijing and Ukraine, Vice Consul in Beijing and Barbados, and as a Program Officer in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State in Washington.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Urbom served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine. Ms. Urbom has a B.A. in international studies from the University of Washington and a Master of Education from Harvard University. She speaks Russian and Mandarin Chinese.
Ms. Urbom is married to another Foreign Service Officer and they have two children.