Louis John Crishock was born February 8, 1971 in Arlington, Virginia, U.S.A. He graduated from Bishop Ireton High School, Alexandria, Virginia in 1989. He received a B.A. in religion summa cum laude from The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, in 1993, and an MA in sociology from the same institution in 1995.
In 2017, he was a distinguished graduate of the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy of the National Defense University, Washington, DC (MS, national resource strategy).
Following graduation in 1995, Crishock taught sociology at Ural State University in Yekaterinburg, Russia (Academic Year 1995-1996) as part of the Civic Education Project. From 1996-1998 he served as the Civic Education Project’s Deputy Director for Russia based in Moscow, where he worked with Russian and international colleagues promoting educational exchange.
Mr. Crishock joined the Foreign Service in January 1999. He has served at several overseas postings as well as in Washington, DC. His most recent overseas posting was as Chargé d’Affaires in St. George’s, Grenada. Crishock speaks Serbo-Croatian, Russian and some Ukrainian. His hobbies include reading and jazz music. Mr. Crishock is single and has no children.