Jonathan Baas is a Foreign Service Officer and joined the Department of State’s India Desk as an Economic Officer in August 2020. His current portfolio includes cyber issues, digital economy, agriculture, and civil aviation. Jonathan previously served as consular officer at Embassy New Delhi (2012-2014), commercial officer at Embassy Bishkek (2014-2016), and Deputy Political and Economic Chief at Embassy Yaounde (2017-2020). Prior to joining the State Department, Jonathan was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kyrgyz Republic, working on women’s economic empowerment with local handicraft and tourism cooperatives. His wife, Ashley, is also a Foreign Service Officer and his son Jude just started first grade. Jonathan has a BS in Economics from Creighton University (Nebraska) and a MS in Applied Economics from Marquette University (Wisconsin). He speaks French, Russian, and Kyrgyz.