EFM Elisa Sanwick teaches a cooking class at her post in Mexico City. Photo by Linsey Pizzulo

Creating Opportunity

By Leah Evans Eligible family members (EFMs) often face the challenge of finding meaningful employment while posted abroad. Challenges can include lack of a bilateral work agreement, limited number of available embassy jobs, and difficulty finding...
This larger-than-life iguana statue is a famous Guayaquil city landmark, commissioned by the municipality to commemorate the animal. It was erected out of mosaic tile by artist Juan Marcelo Sánchez. Photo by talalbakr25

Unexpected Iguanas

By Julia C. Mellin Opening its eyes for the first time, the newborn green iguana took in its surroundings: more than seven acres of rolling hills, a small forest of Ecuador’s native trees, and dozens...

DRC students graduate from embassy language school

Graduates of the Congo American Language Institute (CALI) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) celebrated their achievement at a ceremony, Dec. 14. The graduates have completed all six levels of the class...
Appointments

Appointments | February 2020

Stephen E. Biegun - Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun of Michigan is the new Deputy Secretary of State. Previously Biegun served as the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea. Biegun has three decades...

Sharing eco-awareness with Indonesian students

Eco-Z camp, a three-day environmental workshop for Indonesian high school students in Mamuju, helps students identify and propose solutions to environmental problems within their schools. Indonesian Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumnus Rifai...

Barcelona CG participates in diplomacy master class

Consul General Robert Riley delivered remarks on the role of diplomacy in the modern world to more than 100 undergraduate students who are studying for degrees in Global Governance, Economics, and Law at the...
Retirements

Retirements | February 2020

Civil Service Adams, Ronald M.Atayi, Solomon A.Bowling, Alison M.Brown, VerleneCaswell, Martin A.Deveaux, Sheila H.Diab, AwatifDuckett, Charlotte W.Edmondson, Susan H.Fuentes, VeronicaGarrett, Edwin G.Grady, VickiGraham, CatherineGrisby, Darrell W.Harmon-Meyers, Mildred J.Harnish, Leslie A.Holly, Rene M.Kamdar, Minar N.Kidane, AssefaKrutzky...

Embassy Freetown wears orange

Ambassador Maria Brewer and Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone, staff showed their support for “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” by wearing orange, Dec. 6. The color is symbolic of hope, in this case...

Embassy Dakar engages Senegalese influencers

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) at Embassy Dakar hosted a roundtable discussion with Senegal’s top social media influencers, activists, and professionals, Dec. 11. The discussion centered on the role that influencers play in Senegalese...

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Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name, Elizabeth Latham. Latham smiles on the right.