Ms Patricia Lacina

Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in India


Patricia Lacina currently serves as Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in India. From 2018–2021, she served as Consul General in Frankfurt.  From 2015–2017, she served as Principal Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of State.  From 2013–2015, she served as Deputy Chief Information Officer for Business, Management and Planning and Chief Knowledge Officer.  Ms. Lacina’s overseas assignments include Management Officer in Cairo, Deputy Director of Frankfurt’s Regional Support Center, and Director of Human Resources in both Vienna and Brussels.  She has also completed tours in Buenos Aires, Nairobi, Moscow, Bogota, and Mexico City.  Domestically, she served in the Bureau of International Organizations Affairs as the Office Director of Global Systems. Ms. Lacina holds a B.A. in Special Education and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.A. in International Affairs from California State University at Sacramento.