April Wells is a career Foreign Service Officer and the Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. Embassy Kabul, currently operating from Doha, Qatar as the Afghanistan Affairs Unit.
Ms. Wells’ career to date has comprised a wide range of policy and operational functions and responsibilities. Her overseas service has included postings to the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Republic of India, the Republic of Iraq, the Republic of South Africa, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Her Washington service has included assignments in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs, the State Department Operations Center, and the United States Senate.
Ms. Wells is originally from Atlanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, DC and multiple graduate degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA. She is also a Distinguished Graduate of the National Defense University’s Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. She is the proud aunt of three amazing nieces.