Principal Officer Nuuk, Greenland
Joanie Simon joined the U.S. Consulate in Nuuk, Greenland as Principal Officer in June 2021. Prior to her arrival, she worked to strengthen U.S. business, investment, and energy ties with Vietnam at the U.S. Consulate in Ho Chi Minh City. She served as the Chief of Staff in Kabul from 2017 to 2018. In Washington, Joanie served in the Executive Secretariat, planning and advancing travel for Secretary Kerry and Secretary Tillerson, in the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and covered trade and investment issues for India. She has also served overseas in Beijing.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Joanie earned a BA from Santa Clara University and a JD from the University of Minnesota. She grew up between Gig Harbor, Washington and northern California. She speaks Danish, Swedish, and Mandarin Chinese.