Careers in the Foreign Service: Diplomacy in Action

Friday, April 16, 2021 - 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Location

https://pdx.zoom.us/j/89494978402
Meeting ID: 894 9497 8402

Cost / Admission
Free and open to all PSU students
Please join Eta Chi, the PSU chapter of Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies, on Friday April 16th for a discussion with US Department of State Foreign Service Officers Lindsay Henderson and Daniel Pattarini! They will discuss careers in the foreign service, diplomacy, and working in consulates as well as answer your questions! 
 
Speakers:
 
Lindsay Henderson was born and raised in Oregon City, Oregon, and joined the Foreign Service as a consular officer in May 2002.  She is a graduate of Oregon City High School, the George Washington University's Elliott School for International Affairs, and the National War College in Washington, DC.  She has served overseas at the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania; the U.S. Consulate General in Toronto, Ontario; the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia; and the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, Germany, among others.  She has also served several tours in Washington, DC, including in the Office of Overseas Citizens Services, the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, as director of the Washington (DC) Passport Agency, and as the public outreach coordinator for the Bureau of Consular Affairs.  Her professional interests include crisis management and personnel recovery, emergency consular services, and consular history.  She speaks German, Albanian, Georgian, some Spanish, and is currently a Russian language student at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia.  Her next assignment will be as the U.S. Consul General in Yekaterinburg, Russia beginning in summer 2021.  Lindsay enjoys travel, reading, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. You can view one of her videos here: https://www.state.gov/we-are-the-u-s-department-of-state-lindsay-henderson/
 

Daniel M. Pattarini is a Foreign Service Officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Public and Congressional Affairs. Prior to his current position, Mr. Pattarini served as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 2016 until July 2019. While in Luxembourg, he also served as the mission’s back up Consular Officer. Mr. Pattarini’s first three overseas assignments were in the Middle East. In 2014-15, he served as the Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. From 2012 to 2014 he served in Cairo, Egypt as an Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer and Consular Officer. Mr. Pattarini joined the Department in 2009 and served his first tour as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer in Muscat, Oman from 2009 to 2011. He speaks Arabic and French. Before coming the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Pattarini worked for almost 5 years at the Institute for International Education, where he served as a Program Officer for the Fulbright Visiting Scholars Fund and then as Senior Outreach Manager for the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) Scholarship program. Mr. Pattarini earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Government at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and his Master’s Degree in International Affairs at American University in Washington, DC. He is married and has three children and a Labrador retriever.

Learn more about the Department of State from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZcHWQYrYrk
 
Please email siretachi@pdx.edu if you have any questions!
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