Victoria Taylor assumed her position as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia in September 2018.
A career Foreign Service officer, Taylor joined the Department of State in 2003. She served most recently as the Deputy Director for Western Europe. From 2015-2016, Taylor was the Director for Balkans, Caucasus, and Black Sea Affairs at the National Security Council where she coordinated U.S. policy and advanced U.S. interests in the region. Prior to the NSC, Taylor served as the Political and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia and was an International Affairs Fellow in residence at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, D.C.
Taylor has served overseas at U.S. Embassies in Tunis, Tunisia and Islamabad, Pakistan and at the U.S. Consulate in Lahore, Pakistan. In Washington, she managed the nonproliferation and Iranian foreign policy portfolio in the Office of Iranian Affairs and worked as the Turkey Desk and Southern European Economic Affairs Officer in the Office of Southern European Affairs.
Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and diplomatic history from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Development Studies. She speaks French, Mandarin, Russian, and Urdu.