Douglas Wallace is a member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service with rank of Counselor. He serves at the U.S. Consulate in Sydney as Commercial Counselor where he is the senior ranking representative of the U.S. Department of Commerce in Australia, and manages U.S. trade promotion efforts and activities in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Douglas’ previous diplomatic assignments from 2003-17 have included three tours in Saudi Arabia, in addition to tours in Israel, Algeria, Morocco, San Francisco, and limited assignments in Kuwait, Jordan and Qatar. Douglas has also worked in the Commerce Department’s Office of Africa from 1998-2003 where he managed trade policy issues in West Africa. 2017 marks Douglas' 20th year working for the U.S. Department of Commerce. He received his dual Bachelors degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Economics and Middle East Studies, and his Masters Degree from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. From 1992-94, Douglas studied advanced-level Arabic at Middlebury College and the American University in Cairo, and from 1995-1997 Douglas lived with a Tunisian family and taught English in Tunis at AMIDEAST. Douglas speaks advanced-level Arabic and French, is married with two daughters, and is a proud native of northern California.