David Fisher is the Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy Rabat. Previously he held a number of positions in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau at the Department of State, including the Deputy Director for Libya, Deputy Director for Syria, and Deputy Director of the Office of Iranian Affairs. David also served as the Deputy Director of the Office of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review. David was the Deputy Counselor for Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv from 2012 to 2015. Earlier postings include U.S. Embassy Berlin, the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, and the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City. Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 1998, David was a professional astronomer. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of California, San Diego, as well as M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Astronomy and Astrophysics from the University of California, Santa Cruz. He also holds a M.S. in Management from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.