Lucy Chang is Counselor for Nuclear Affairs at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna. Prior to her current assignment, she served as Senior Advisor to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs in Washington. She also served as Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs in Seoul; Counselor for Political-Military Affairs in Kabul; Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights; and Deputy Political Counselor and Senior Coordinator for Democracy and Governance in Baghdad. Earlier assignments include Lisbon, Guatemala, Rwanda, Hong Kong, and Brazil. Lucy is a three-time recipient of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award and the recipient of the Department’s Award for Excellence in Labor Diplomacy for her work in advancing labor rights in Guatemala.Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Lucy served as Senior Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the Department of Commerce. She earned a B.A. from Smith College and a J.D. from George Washington University. She is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, where she earned an M.S. in National Security Strategy and received the 2015 George F. Kennan Strategic Writing Award.
Lucy is a native of northern California and speaks Portuguese, Spanish, and Korean.