Sara Yun assumed her position as the U.S. Consul General in Shenyang on August 24, 2022. She is a career member of the Foreign Service at the U.S. Department of State. Her recent assignments include serving as a Senior Advisor in the State Department’s Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and as the Director for Global Economic Engagement on the National Security Council and the National Economic Council at the White House.
Ms. Yun was also a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and staffed two different Under Secretaries of State for Economic, Energy, and the Environment. She has also served as a Senior Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center. Her overseas assignments include Beijing, China; Ankara, Turkey; Baghdad, Iraq; and, Shanghai, China. She has received the State Department’s Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards on multiple occasions.
Ms. Yun has a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary in government.
She also earned master’s degrees from the Fletcher School (Tufts University) and from the National Defense University’s College of International Security Affairs.