Christopher Teal is a career diplomat with the U.S. State Department since 1999. He began his current assignment in August 2014 as Consul General for the U.S. Consulate in Nogales, Mexico.
Prior diplomatic assignments include: Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka and Public Affairs Officer for the U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara, Mexico. Previously he served in Washington as a media relations officer at the Foreign Press Center and in the European Bureau of the State Department. He began his diplomatic career working as a Consular and Press Officer in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and as Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru. Chris has a B.A. from the University of Arkansas and an M.A. in political science from George Washington University.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Chris worked with award-winning journalist, Juan Williams, on their biography of the former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall: American Revolutionary. Chris also completed a biography about the first African-American diplomat, Ebenezer D. Bassett, entitled Hero of Hispaniola.