Women's History Month 2011: Beatrice Camp

Office of Civil Rights
March 1, 2011

Date: 03/01/2011 Description: Women's History Month 2011: Beatrice Camp - State Dept Image

Beatrice Camp is U.S. Consul General in Shanghai, the 34th person to serve in this position since 1844 and the first woman. She started her career at the Embassy in Beijing with subsequent assignments in Thailand, Hungary, and Sweden. During Washington postings, Ms. Camp managed international information programs for Europe, coordinated educational exchange and advising programs worldwide, and served as U.S. Information Agency desk officer for Southeast Asia.

Before joining the Foreign Service in 1983, Ms. Camp worked as a reporter and editor in Washington and New York City. From 1973-76 she taught English at Chiang Mai University on a fellowship from Oberlin College’s Shansi Association.