Kolkata: Monica Shie is the new American Center Director and Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Kolkata.

Monica was in New York, where she served both in the Office of International Visitors and at the New York Foreign Press Center, co-located at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. She has also served at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka and the U.S. Embassy New Delhi, as well as the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in Washington. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Monica taught language and literature at public schools and universities in New York, Burma, Cambodia, and Thailand. She holds a Master’s degree from Teachers College, Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree in English literature from Miami University in Ohio.