Ambassador Mark C. Storella served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration (2016-2018), overseeing $2.0 billion in humanitarian assistance in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia and the U.S. refugee admissions program. His previous post was as Deputy Chief of Mission in Belgium (2013-2016). As Ambassador to Zambia (2010-2013), he led innovative programs focusing on development, health, and democracy. Ambassador Storella was Deputy Permanent Representative to UN organizations in Geneva (2007-2009) and Counselor for Humanitarian Affairs in Geneva (2006-2007). He was Senior Coordinator for Refugees and IDPs in Iraq (2009-2010) and Deputy Chief of Mission in Cambodia (2003-2006).
Ambassador Storella graduated from Harvard College magna cum laude and holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. He taught courses on humanitarian intervention at Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and has published articles on such diverse topics as global health diplomacy, multilateral arms control and humanitarian action in conflict situations.