German Consulate General in San Francisco.
Consul Patrick Heinz is responsible for fostering the cultural ties between Germany and the Pacific Northwest. He informs the media and the general public about contemporary German affairs in order to convey a realistic image of Germany today. One of his tasks is to support the learning and teaching of German in colleges and universities. The Consulate's Cultural Department works in close co-operation with the Goethe Institute, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), German language professors and advisors, the German International School of Silicon Valley, the German International School of Portland, and other organizations and institutions active in this field. Mr. Heinz studied Slavic Literature and Macro-Economics at Trier University in Germany, after which he worked as the Consul for Press and Cultural Affairs in Teheran/Iran, and as Consul for Economic and Press Affairs Economic and Press affairs in Islamabad/Pakistan. From 2009 to 2012 he served as spokesperson for the German Embassy in Ankara/Turkey, followed by his position as Head of Training for International Diplomats at the German Foreign Office in Berlin/Germany. Since August 2016, Consul Heinz has been part of the Department of Press and Cultural Affairs at the German Consulate General in San Francisco.