Bridget Brink is an American diplomat and was nominated as the United States ambassador to Ukraine in April 2022 by President Joe Biden. She is fulfilling her responsibilities as the United States Ambassador to Slovakia. On May 29, 2019, she was appointed United States Ambassador to Slovakia by then-President Donald Trump and later, on August 20, 2019, she presented her credentials. Brink is fluent in five languages including French, Serbian, English, Russian and Georgian.
Bridget was born in Michigan in 1975 to loving and caring parents named John and Gwen Brink. She completed her elementary education in 1987 at East Grand Rapids High School. Bridget Brink later received her bachelor of arts degree in political science from Kenyon College. She received her Masters in International Relations and Political Theory from the London School of Economics.
Bridget Brink career
Brink began her professional life in 1996 when she first joined the United States Department of State. From 1997 to 1999 she worked as a Consular Policy Assistant at the US Embassy in Belgrade. After that she was given the responsibility as a desk officer for Cyprus, which she held until 2002.
Bridget Brink also worked as a special assistant for Europe until 2004. From 2005 to 2008, Brink was given responsibility as political-economic leader in Tbilisi. She later performed many other duties in various jobs in the various departments of the US government.
She has served as Deputy Director for Southern European Affairs, as Director for the Aegean and South Caucasus, Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Tbilisi in 2011 and Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Tashkent (from 2014 to 2014). August 2015).
In 2018, Foreign Policy reported that Brink was nominated to be US ambassador to Georgia, but the Georgian Dream government rejected the proposal because at the time Brink allegedly had an affinity for former Georgian president and then-opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili. In 2019, President Donald Trump appointed Brink as the United States Ambassador to Slovakia.
Bridget Brink As US Ambassador
A hearing for the nominations was held on May 16, 2019 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The committee nominated the names for the Senate on May 22, 2019, and Brink was confirmed by voice memo by the entire Senate on May 23, 2019. Later Brink delivered her credentials to President Zuzana Čaputová on August 20, 2019.
In February 2022, President Joe Biden appointed Bridget Brink to the post of United States Ambassador to Ukraine. On April 25, 2022, Brink was nominated for the position and later, on April 26, 2022, her name was sent to the Senate. But for now, her name is pending in the Senate before the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
Bridget Brink Biography
|Real name||Bridget Ann Brink|
|Date of birth||1975|
|Age (as of 2022)||47 years|
|Place of birth||Michigan, United States|
|Height||in feet inches – 5′ 9” – in centimeters – 175 cm|
|Weight||in kilograms – 64kg – in pounds – 141 pounds|
|shoe size||8 (USA)|
Bridget Brink Family
|school||East Grand Rapids High School|
|University||Kenyon College, London School of Economics and Political Science|
|Who is Bridget Brink’s husband?||Nicholas Higgins|
|children||Two (Jack & Cole)|
Bridget Brink is a happily married woman who shared her marriage rituals with Nicholas Higgins. The couple together produced two children named Jack and Cole. According to various sources, Brink’s husband, Nicholas Higgins, is said to be carrying out his responsibilities in various countries such as India, Georgia, Armenia and Afghanistan.
Very little information is available about Brink’s personal life, including her husband’s current job profile, the ages of their children, and other details.
Bridget Brink Net Worth
Brink has retained her various positions and has served the US government since 1996, when she received her first position at the US State Department. She has held her positions in government for 20 years and made the news in April 2022 for her nomination for the post of US Ambassador to Ukraine. It is certain that she made a good amount of money due to her only profession in government field. She must receive government benefits for her positions, including medical expenses, a good salary base, and other assets. At the moment, Brink’s estimated net worth is around $2 to $4 million.