Sam Werberg is a career Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State, and is currently the Press Attaché / Embassy Spokesperson at US Embassy Cairo. Prior to that, Sam studied Arabic in Cairo from 2016 to 2017. Before coming to Cairo, from 2014 to 2016, Sam served as the Press and Public Diplomacy Officer in the Office of Iranian Affairs, in the Near East Affairs Bureau of the US Department of State in Washington DC. In that job, Sam worked closely with colleagues in the interagency on all messaging and outreach related to the nuclear deal with Iran. He also supervised the Virtual Embassy Tehran team, the USG’s primary means of two-way communication with the Iranian people inside Iran. Prior to that, Sam was the Deputy Cultural Affairs Officer at U.S. Embassy Rabat, and studied Arabic in Rabat for one academic year before that assignment. Since joining the Department in 2004, Sam has also served as an Economic Officer in Kuwait, a Consular Officer in Thailand, and an Economic Officer in Iraq. Sam also served in the U.S. Peace Corps as a volunteer in Fes, Morocco, from 1997 to 2000. He graduated with a Bachelor degree in sociology from Hamilton College (NY) and a Master in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. Sam is accompanied in Cairo by his wife and two children.