International Education and Diplomacy: Careers with the US Department of State

Come meet with US Department of State Diplomat-in-Residence, Vallera Gibson, to learn more about careers, internships, and fellowships in diplomacy. Learn how you can become part of America’s leadership, contributing your skills, innovative thinking, and global perspectives to support foreign policy efforts. This International Education Week event is designed to inform outstanding U.S. citizens of international career and educational opportunities with the Department of State.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
11:00 – 11:45 am
Habersham Building, Room G-17
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Vallera M Gibson – Diplomat in Residence, Department of State

Vallera Gibson is a career Foreign Service officer with 16 years of government service.  Currently she is the Diplomat in Residence for N. Georgia, Tennessee, and N. Alabama.  Her office is located at Spelman College.

Vallera is a Management career track officer and has served as; a course coordinator and instructor at the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C., Vice Consul and Economic officer in Haiti, Public Diplomacy officer in Conakry, Guinea and Management officer in Brazzaville, Congo.  She began her professional career as an Army officer and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before joining the State Department.

Ms. Gibson received her B.S. from Georgia College and State University and her M.P.A. from Troy State University.  She speaks French and Haitian Creole.  During her free time, she enjoys working with public service organizations and riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Hosted by The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs for International Education Week 2018. Learn more about International Education Week at Georgia Tech:

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