Diplomat in Residence – Sherry  Zalika Sykes

“Diplomats in Residence (DIRs) are career Foreign Service Officers and Specialists located throughout the U.S. who provide guidance and advice on careers, internships and fellowships to students and professionals in the communities they serve. DIRs are available to answer questions and share insight with those interested in Foreign and Civil Service careers, internships and fellowships.”

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Her tours include, “Lagos, Nigeria (Consular – American Citizens Services); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (General Services Officer); Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Regional Human Resources Officer covering Djibouti, Eritrea and Ethiopia); Durban, South Africa (Management Officer); Scientific Affairs Officer in Bureau of Oceans, and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES) Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs; Maputo, Mozambique (Management Counselor); Una Chapman Cox Sabbatical Fellow based at Yale University; OES Office of Conservation and Water (Deputy Director); Durban, South Africa (Principal Officer); Office of Global Talent Management (GTM) Senior Level Career Development Officer; Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (Senior Advisor on Africa); OES Office of Environmental Quality (Director)”

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