U.S. Energy Stream Past Distinguished Speakers Include


Sandra Oudkirk

Deputy Assistant Secretary Bureau of Energy Resources U.S. Department of State

Sandra Oudkirk, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, joined the Department of State in 1991 and joined the Energy Bureau as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Diplomacy in January 2018. From 2017 – 2018 she served as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Threat Finance and Sanctions in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. Her previous overseas assignments include consular assignments at AIT/Taipei and Embassy Dublin as well as two assignments in Turkey (trade officer in Ankara 1999-2001 and Deputy Principal Officer in Istanbul 2006-2009), a tour as Narcotics Affairs Section Chief in Kingston, Jamaica and an assignment as the economic counselor in Beijing. She has also served as the East Asia and Pacific Bureau staff assistant, the Burma/Laos desk officer, as a Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center and as the Director for the Middle East and Asia in the Energy Bureau.


Ms. Oudkirk was born and raised in Tampa, Florida and is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She speaks Mandarin Chinese and Turkish.