President Donald Trump on Friday formally nominated a Barberton native to become the ambassador to Armenia.

Lynne M. Tracy, who received her law degree from the University of Akron, was one of eight nominations Trump sent to the Senate. Tracy is a career member of the Foreign Service, and, if confirmed by the U.S. Senate, would be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Armenia.

She previously served as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow; deputy assistant secretary for Central Asia in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs at the Department of State; deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan; and principal officer at the U.S. Embassy branch office in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Tracy also served at the U.S. consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, from September 2006 to August 2009. On Aug. 26, 2008, she was attacked by gunmen who riddled her car with bullets, shooting out the front tires while she was being driven to work.

Tracy, with the help of her bodyguard and driver, escaped. She was later awarded the Secretary’s Award for Heroism for her quick thinking and decision to return to the post on the day she was attacked, and her decision to complete her mission even after repeated threats against her life.