Talk With Ramon Escobar

Ramon Escobar

Ramon EscobarRamon is a career Foreign Service Officer who has served in a diverse range of tours in the Middle East, Europe, and Latin America. Currently assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, he serves as energy officer, tasked with supporting U.S. investors and companies in the Mexican energy sector. He was an ISD Rusk Fellow at Georgetown in 2015-2016. Prior assignments include the Colombia Desk at the State Department, where he assisted Special Envoy Bernard Aronson in the U.S. effort to end Latin America’s longest-running conflict. From 2012-2013, Ramon worked in the Executive Secretariat, coordinating information flows and travel for Secretary Clinton and then Secretary Kerry. Other assignments include as energy officer in the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad; as staff aide to Ambassador Louis Susman in the U.S. Embassy in London; and as political and economic officer in Saudi Arabia.

Ramon holds a B.A. in business marketing from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and a dual M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University in New York and Sciences Politiques in Paris. Ramon speaks fluent Spanish and French, and intermediate Arabic. Prior to entering public service, he worked in marketing research.