October 12, 2017: Yleem D. S. Poblete was nominated as an Assistant Secretary for Verification and Compliance at the U.S. Department of State on Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Poblete, of Virginia, is currently a Senior Adviser at the State Departent. She has also worked for more than twenty years on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee, including working as the committee’s Chief of Staff and Staff Director. Poblete has also been the co-owner of Poblete Analysis Group; a fellow at Catholic University; and a foreign policy analyst for federal government projects at the Hudson Institute. Poblete received an M.A. from the University of Miami and a Ph.D. from Catholic University.