ORG US Department of State Title BIO Bernard E. Link, of Wilmington, Delaware, arrived in St. George's on November 25, 2009, to take up the post of Charge at the U.S. Embassy. Mr. Link comes to Grenada from Iraq, where he served as Provincial Action Officer for the Italian-led Provincial Reconstruction Team for Dhi Qar province. Mr. Link takes a particular interest in science and environment. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Link served as the Director of the Regional Environmental Hub for Central America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica, where he supported the White Water to Blue Water Initiative: (http://www.cep.unep.org/ww2bw) and the implementation of the Environmental Chapter of the U.S.-Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement. While serving at the U.S. Embassy in Santiago from 2000 to 2003, he worked with Chilean authorities to re-launch its Project GLOBE program (www.globe.gov), an initiative to introduce children to science through the study of their immediate environment, and participated in inspections of Antarctic research stations. At the U.S. Consulate in Karachi from 2003-2004, Mr. Link worked with Pakistani officials to assimilate lessons learned from a tanker wreck and avian flu outbreak. Other postings include Washington; Bogota, Colombia; and Lilongwe, Malawi. Mr. Link received his J.D. from the University of Virginia and his B.A. from Haverford College in Pennsylvania.