Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program
became Program Manager in January 2006 after twenty years of service
as a Foreign Service Officer.
Until November 2005, she served as the
Director of the East Asian and Pacific Bureauís Office of Regional
and Security Policy. In
this capacity, she led a large office that handled security,
multilateral affairs, counter-terrorism, strategic planning, foreign
assistance, congressional affairs and transnational issues for the
Asian-Pacific region. She
delegations to many multilateral meetings in the Asia-Pacific
During her Foreign Service career, her
overseas posts included
. She traveled to over
twenty additional countries as part of her official duties.
During Washington assignments, she was Chief of the Asia,
Near East and Africa Division in the Trade Office; Special Assistant
to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and
an Economic Officer and a Science, Technology and Environment
Officer in the Office of Japanese Affairs.
Her languages are Japanese and Spanish.
She has an MA in International Relations from the Johns
Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and did
considerable leadership, management, language, and area studies
training at the State Departmentís Foreign Service Institute.
She was awarded four Superior Honor Awards and the Averell B.
Harriman Award for outstanding contributions to diplomacy.