Liberal Arts Career Services
Liberal Arts Career Services

Foreign Service - Info & Networking Events 2/27 & 2/28

Thu, February 14, 2013
Foreign Service - Info & Networking Events 2/27 & 2/28

Considering joining the Foreign Service? If so, don't miss these opporunities to meet and learn from the FS Director General.

Foreign Service Talk

The Director General of the Foreign Service, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield will speak on careers in foreign service. See Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield's bio below.
Wednesday, February 27
12:30 – 1:30 pm
LBJ School, Auditorium
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Careers in the Foreign Service Networking Event

Meet & greet with Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield and other Department of State officers
Thursday, February 28
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Grand Hyatt Hotel in San Antonio: 600 East Market Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
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As a former U.S. military service member, I am very proud to continue serving the public with the U.S. Department of State. Being a Foreign Service Security Technical Specialist allows me to use my technical expertise in a way that helps protect confidential information as well as the people working within U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. And I am inviting all U.S. citizens to learn how they can also serve our country.

Begin by attending our next Careers in the Foreign Service Networking Event. There, you’ll have the opportunity to meet experienced Foreign Service Officers, Foreign Service Specialists, and Civil Service Professionals and explore career options with the U.S. Department of State. They will explain and discuss the important work you could be doing to represent our country in the U.S. or while living and working abroad.

Light refreshments will be served. Paid parking is available.


Director General Bio: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, a member of the Career Foreign Service, was sworn in on April 2, 2012 as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources. Prior to this appointment, she served as Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia from 2008-2012.

Since beginning her Foreign Service career in 1982 as a Consular Officer at Embassy Kingston, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield has risen through the ranks to the Minister Counselor level. She has served in Jamaica, Nigeria, The Gambia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Switzerland, in addition to work in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau for African Affairs from January 2006 to July 2008 and as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration from June 2004 to January 2006.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield was the 2000 recipient of the Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs in recognition of her work with refugees. She has received several Superior, Meritorious, and Performance awards during her career, including a 2007 and 2008 Presidential Meritorious Service Award. She was a 2010 inductee in the Louisiana State University Alumni Association Hall of Distinction. In 2011, the Ambassador received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters in International Relations from the University of Liberia and a Doctor of Humane Letters Honoris Causa from Cuttington University.

Prior to joining the Department of State, Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield taught Political Science at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. She earned a bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University and a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin, where she also completed work towards a doctorate.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is a Louisiana native with a reputation for her culinary prowess. She is married to a retired Foreign Service Specialist and has two adult children.

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