Roxanne Cabral is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. She is the United States Ambassador to the Marshall Islands and has served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Panama since 2017.,
During her confirmation hearings for the post in the Marshall Islands, she promised her support for Taiwan. This was in light of the US Senate on passing “legislation asking the government to help Taiwan keep its remaining 15 diplomatic allies, while supporting its international presence.” (Taiwan Allies International Protection and Enhancement Initiative Act of 2019, or TAIPEI Act 2019). During her testimony, “Cabral listed ways to support Taiwan and fight against Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, which the US sees as creating debt traps in the countries that join the initiative.”
In 2018, she and fellow Ambassadors Robin Bernstein and Jean Elizabeth Manes were recalled to Washington, DC to “meet with U.S. Government leaders to discuss ways in which the United States can support strong, independent, democratic institutions and economies throughout Central America and the Caribbean."
Cabral has a B.A. from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.