Nominated by President Biden and sworn in as United States Ambassador to Costa Rica on January 30, 2022, the new U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica, Cynthia Ann Telles, presented her credential letters to President Alvarado formalizing the beginning of her work in Costa Rica
Costa Rica President Alvarado accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship, Christian Guillermet, welcomed Ambassador Telles at the Presidential House and talked about the good diplomatic relations that the United States and Costa Rica have had for more than 170 years.
“It is an honor to present my credentials to President Alvarado to begin my term as President Biden’s representative in Costa Rica, the country my father called a ‘little piece of heaven’ when he was ambassador. I am excited to continue strengthening the deep friendship between our two countries by building a region that is more democratic, more prosperous and more secure,” said Ambassador Telles.
Ambassador Telles is fluent in Spanish and received a B.A. from Smith College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Boston University. She spent six years of her youth in Costa Rica, when her father, Raymond L. Telles, served as U.S. ambassador for six years during the administration of President John F. Kennedy.
Ambassador Telles follows Sharon Day, a Republican Party activist who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica by former U.S. President Donald Trump