Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (seventh from left) attends the Locally Employed (LE) Staff Regional Workshop at Embassy Colombia, Aug. 22, 2019. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Global Talent Management

Transparent Communication

Opening photo: Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (seventh from left) attends the Locally Employed (LE) Staff Regional Workshop at Embassy Colombia, Aug. 22, 2019. Photo...
A Nicaraguan family located in Carpio, San José, receives aid from volunteers from the embassy during the height of the pandemic, July 2020. Photo by Donald Ridder

Embassy San José helps local community overcome crisis

By Donald Ridder The Carpio community, located near Embassy San José, is an example of how marginal neighborhoods in Costa Rica with large Nicaraguan populations have endured hardships that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated. Carpio...

ConGen Monterrey team celebrates Pride Month

Consul General William Duncan (center) and the U.S. and locally employed staff at the U.S. Consulate General in Monterrey hold rainbow flags in honor of Pride Month, June 1. In a social media post,...
President Joe Biden kicks off the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate on Earth Day, April 22. Photo by Adam Schultz

Climate for Change

Opening photo: President Joe Biden speaks at the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate on Earth Day, April 22. Photo by Adam Schultz  By Emma Sylves-Berry There is no greater long-term challenge confronting the United States and the world than...

Embassy Chisinau inaugurates renovated healthcare clinic

Deputy Chief of Mission Martin McDowell inaugurated the renovated Healthcare Clinic in the village of Dubasarii Vechi, Moldova, May 21. The $160,000 project, funded by U.S. Armed Forces European Command and implemented through Embassy...
Retirements

Retirements | July 2021

Civil Service Ambrose, Mary A.Bemish, Renee C.Branson, Ruth N.Briscoe, Shirley A.Brow, Raymond A.Coates, Leon D.Dedomenic, Mark J.Durham, Nancy D.Garner Jr., Kermit C.Hemphill, Patricia L.Hinton, Joann E.Hunt, David C.Kelly, Patricia A.Kirkhoff, Kristin E.Loberiza, Maria Luisa B.Mayo,...
An aerial view of Colonia on the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. Photo by tank200bar

Federated States of Micronesia

Opening photo: An aerial view of Colonia on the island of Yap in the Federated States of Micronesia. Photo by tank200bar By Andrew Posner Just north of the equator in the Pacific—the largest and deepest of...

Virtual Onboarding

 Opening illustration by Elisabeth Schettle By LaToya Lester In March 2020, while many around the world were hurriedly bracing for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, human resource (HR) specialists across the Department of State were...

July 2021 | Digital Archive

In the News GDI awards announced | By Peter BrukxEmbassy San José helps local community overcome crisis | By Donald RidderPartnership feeds Department’s hunger for data | By Matthew Graviss, PhDAISA celebrates its first graduates...

Canberra vaccinations off to a musical start

During the designated vaccine administration weeks in April and May, the Health Unit at Embassy Canberra arranged live acoustic guitar music by Brian Hennessey (center). He played for vaccine recipients as they remained in...

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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 Monica Skinner. Skinner smiles on the right.