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Diplomat in Residence On-Campus Programs – 11/1

For the second year we are excited to welcome the Tri-State Diplomat in Residence to campus. This is a great opportunity for students. Check out all the great programs the Diplomat will offer while she is on campus Thursday, November 1:

  • 1×1 student meetings: 9 – 12 pm, CDC 2nd Fl
  • Foreign Service Careers Session: 1:30 – 2:30 pm, ACWS 111
  • Civil Service Careers & Summer Internship: 3 – 4 pm, ACWS 111
  • Q&A Session: 5 – 6 pm, ACWS 112

Tiffany L. McGriff is a Public Foreign Service Officer (U.S. Diplomat when abroad) with the U.S. Department of State. She currently serves as the Diplomat-in-Residence for the New York Metro Region, managing the State Department’s recruitment and outreach portfolios for New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Her previous foreign and domestic postings include serving as the Deputy Director for Strategic Communication and Outreach in the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation; an International Affairs Fellowship at the Council on Foreign Relations; Spokesperson and Acting Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya; Special Assistant to the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Juba, South Sudan; Country Desk Officer for Guinea-Conakry, Ghana, and Niger in the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs; Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center; Duty Officer in the White House Situation Room; Political-Economic Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal; Consular and Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Luanda, Angola; and Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador in Pretoria, South Africa.

McGriff has a M.A. in International and Intercultural Communication from the University of Denver, and a B.A. in Political Science from Howard University. She is a 1999 recipient of a Woodrow Wilson Foundation Foreign Affairs Fellowship (now known as the Thomas Pickering Fellowship) and interned as an undergraduate in the Washington, DC Congressional Office of late-Representative Donald Payne, Sr.

*There are a variety of foreign affairs fellowship programs that provide funding for academic and professional preparation for undergraduate students and alumni considering international careers, including these fellowships which prepare students specifically to enter the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service (Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program,Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship).

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