With all qualifying
issues behind them, five Howardites are either in training
already to become diplomats, scheduled, or at the ready!
This means passing both written and oral examinations from
the State Department and receiving "the call" for
service, starting with introductory classes at the Foreign
The group consists of Marsha Brown, Mozella Brown, Andrew
J. Critchfield, Maya Harris, and Kali Jones.
Mozella, a former Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow who earned
her bachelors degree with honors at Howard in 2001,
is completing a masters degree in international relations
at Georgetown, following which she will join the diplomatic
service. She is a Thomas J. Pickering Fellow.
Also a 2001 HU summa cum laude graduate, Maya already is enrolled
at the Foreign Service Institute, where she is in training
to become a Foreign Service Officer. Upon leaving Howard,
where she majored in anthropology and minored in communications,
Maya worked for the Prince Georges Country School System.
As a 9th grader in Columbia, MD., her hometown, Maya was a
"student ambassador," traveling to Russia, Poland,
and the Netherlands under this program.
On call is Marsha
Brown who earned her masters degree in public administration
at Howard. While at Howard, she served internships at the
State Department, the U.S. Embassy in Accra and the Overseas
Private Investment Corporation. Ms. Brown Volunteers as a
Court Appointed Special Advocate for the Washoe County family
court in Reno, NV.
Andrew was awarded the PhD at Howard last May in intercultural
and organizational communications, having earlier earned a
bachelors degree at Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho,
his home state, and the MS at Ithaca College (N.Y.). A teaching
associate at Howard, he has served State Department and Bunche
Center internships in Mongolia, and has lived and worked in
Japan, China, and Taiwan. A Sasakawa Fellow, he is awaiting
Kali Jones, a native of New Orleans, will leave her position
as Associate Director for Programs at the Bunche Center to
begin diplomatic service training in September. Also a former
Harris Fellow, who finished Howard with honors as an English
major, Ms. Jones has JD and MSPH degrees from Tulane University.
She spent three years in Madagascar as a Peace Corps Volunteer.