Christine Jackson, a career U.S. foreign service officer, has been working in the U.S. Consulate General in Amsterdam since August 2021 as the Consular Chief. On October 17, 2023, she assumed the position of Acting Consul General.
Christine’s career at the U.S. Department of State encompasses a range of domestic and overseas tours. Domestically, she served as a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center, a Desk Officer in the Office of Overseas Citizens Services where she covered Canada and the countries of the Southern Cone, and a regional analyst covering Mexico and Central America in the Post Analysis and Support Division within the Office of the Executive Director of the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Overseas, she served as Consular Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, where she oversaw significant planning for large-scale evacuations. She was Nonimmigrant Visa Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, several years after the devastating earthquake there. Christine spent her first two tours doing all facets of consular work in Asia, where she served in U.S. Embassy Manila in the Philippines and U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. She joined the State Department in 2005.
Christine received a B.A. in Art History from Columbia University, and a J.D., cum laude, from the Temple University School of Law. Prior to joining the Foreign Service she worked as a litigator in the New York City office of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.