Lachlyn Soper assumed duty as Consul for the U.S. Consulate General in Leipzig, covering the states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia, in July 2021.
Previously, Lachlyn worked as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western European and Eurasian Affairs. From 2016 to 2019, she served on a detail to the U.S. Department of Defense in Stuttgart. Prior to Stuttgart, Lachlyn was a Political-Military Affairs Officer in Seoul, and has done tours at U.S. Embassies in Sana’a and Manila.
Prior to joining the State Department, Lachlyn served as a cultural advisor for the U.S. Army in Baghdad, and as a representative for the United Nations in Jerusalem and Damascus. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Southeast Asian Studies and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin, and a Masters in Public Administration from Princeton University.
Lachlyn speaks Arabic, French, German, Japanese, Tagalog, and Indonesian.