Carmen G. Cantor most recently served as U.S. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Federated States of Micronesia. Throughout her three decades of public service, she has served in various roles within the Department of State, at Office of Civil Rights for the Foreign Agricultural Service, and the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at the Federal Maritime Commission. Carmen was born in Puerto Rico and raised in the city of Mayagüez, where she earned a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico and then an M.A. from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.