A Conversation with Phillip Roskamp
Philip Roskamp is a career Public Diplomacy Officer with the U.S. Department of State. As of August 2021, he serves as Counselor of Public Affairs at U.S. Embassy Tokyo.
Prior to arriving in Japan, he served as Counselor of Public Affairs at U.S. Embassy Manila; Deputy Director in the Office of Australia, New Zealand, and Pacific Island Affairs; Public Affairs Officer in Mumbai, India; Assistant Information Officer in Jakarta, Indonesia; and Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center. He also served in Dakar, Senegal and Okinawa, Japan.
He has supported U.S. Government response to several natural disasters, including the Fukushima disaster, Nepal earthquake, and Haiti earthquake, and has experience representing the United States in multilateral fora.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, he is married with three children. He graduated with Honors from the University of Texas School of Law and received a Bachelor’s in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.