Judy Kuo is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. Prior to assuming duties as Chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy Nur-Sultan in Kazakhstan, she was the deputy chief of mission of the U.S. embassy in Montenegro. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1999, she has worked in London, Moscow, Taipei, as well as several offices in the U.S. Department of State in Washington, including the Office of UN Political Affairs, the Office of Russian Affairs, the Office of Press and Public Outreach in the European Bureau, and the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
Ms. Kuo speaks Russian, Serbian/Montenegrin, and Chinese. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political economy from the University of California in Berkeley and a Master of Science degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. In her free time, she played percussion in community orchestras for 20 years, enjoys taking ballet classes, and has run seven marathons. Ms. Kuo is married to Mr. Bao Nguyen-Khoa, and together they share their Foreign Service adventures with a naughty cat adopted from Montenegro.