Lindsey Zuluaga serves as the Vice President’s Special Advisor for International Economics & Development. Lindsey is a Foreign Service Officer who has worked for the State Department since 2006. She most recently served as Director for International Economic Policy in the National Security Council’s (NSC) International Economics directorate, where she coordinated U.S. international trade, investment, and development policies and launched the Biden-Harris Administration’s first multilateral economic cooperation initiative.
Lindsey’s overseas assignments include postings in Chile, Brazil, and Indonesia. Prior to her White House detail assignments, Lindsey served as Senior Aviation Negotiator in the State Department’s Office of Transportation Affairs, and as Senior Policy Advisor in the Office of Investment Affairs. She has also served in domestic assignments in the Bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs, International Organization Affairs, and Western Hemisphere Affairs. Lindsey is a two-time recipient of the Secretary of State’s prestigious annual achievement awards, which recognized her economic security achievements while working at the NSC and her impactful economic reporting from Brazil.
Before joining State, Lindsey worked for the World Bank in Bolivia. She has a Master’s degree in International Economics & Development, as well as a B.A. in Economics and International Relations. Lindsey speaks Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Indonesian, and Quechua. She currently lives in Arlington with her husband and two daughters.