Andrew (Andy) Barwig is the Economic/Commercial Officer in at the U.S. Embassy in Muscat. His previous overseas assignments were in Tel Aviv and Mexico City and he also covered the Saudi Arabia desk at the State Department. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Andy received a Ph.D. in international studies from the University of Denver and worked in Washington. He was formerly a legislative aide for a U.S. Representative, during which time he covered trade issues. Andy, his wife and two boys are natives of Denver, Colorado.