Chargé d’Affaires Jonathan Lee Yoo
Deputy Chief of Mission Jonathan Lee Yoo serves as Chargé d’Affaires at Embassy Apia on behalf of Ambassador to the Independent State of Samoa Scott P. Brown, resident in Wellington. Since entering the Foreign Service in 2006, Jon has served in the State Department Executive Secretariat and at embassies and consulates in China, Japan, Korea, Russia, and Iraq.
Jon was born in Iowa City, Iowa and grew up in Seattle, Washington before attending Northwestern University, where he earned a B.A. in History and Slavic Studies, graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. He speaks Russian, Korean, and Japanese. He is married to Jihyun Bae. They have two children.