Consul General Melinda Pavek began her assignment at the U.S. Consulate General, Kolkata (India) from August 12, 2021.
Her prior assignments included Counselor for Science, Innovation, and Development (U.S. Embassy Tokyo), Supervisory General Service Officer (U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan), and Deputy Chief of Mission (U.S. Embassy Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei). She also served overseas in Nepal (Kathmandu), Jamaica (Kingston), Iraq (Baghdad), and Pakistan (Lahore) as well as on domestic assignment in Washington, D.C. as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Administration Melinda became a Foreign Service Officer with the Department of State in 2004.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Melinda worked for Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as a supply chain senior analyst, was a consultant and project manager who implemented quality management systems using Six Sigma process improvement methodologies and ISO 9000 standards, and taught English as a Second Language in Miyagi, Japan.
Raised in Minnesota and now a resident of Wyoming, Melinda earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) in Operations, Supply Chain, and Strategy from the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Melinda earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Augustana College (Rock Island, Illinois) in Political Science, Economics, and Asian Studies.
Melinda’s partner Brandon is a finance, consulting, and trading professional based in Chicago.