Diplomats in Residence
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. Diplomats in Residence
represent 16 population-based regions that encompass the United
States. These Foreign Service officials have roles similar to those of
corporate or collegiate recruiters: traveling in an assigned region,
planning recruitment events, and acting as a resource for anyone
interested in a career with the United States Department of State.
Northwest (AK, Northern CA, OR, WA) – represented by Dorothy
Ngutter, who sits at the University of California, Berkeley.
Southern California (Southern CA, HI, NV) – represented by
Melissa Martinez, who sits at the University of California, Los
Southwest (AZ, NM, Western TX) – represented by Kenneth
Chavez, who sits at the University of New Mexico.
Rocky Mountains (CO, ID, MT, UT, WY) – represented by Stewart
Devine, who sits at the University of Denver.
Texas (TX) – represented by Floyd Cable, who sits at the
Texas at Austin.
Central South (AR, LA, MS) – represented by Kali Jones, who
sits at Tulane University.
Central (KS, MO, NE, OK, SD) – represented by Rob Andrew, who
sits at the University of Oklahoma.
Midwest (IA, IL, MN, ND, WI) – represented by Robert Neus, who
sits at the University of
Illinois at Chicago.
North Central (IN, KY, MI, OH) – represented by Andrew Mann,
who sits at the University of Michigan.
South (Northern AL, Northern GA, TN) – represented by Vallera
Gibson, who sits at Morehouse College.
Southeast (Southern AL, Northern FL, Southern GA) –
represented by Amy Radetsky, who sits at
Florida A&M University.
Florida (Southern FL) – represented by Catherine
Rodriguez, who sits at
Florida International University.
Mid-Atlantic (NC, SC, Southern VA) – represented by Jasper
Daniels, who sits at Duke University.
New York Metro (NJ, NY, PA) – represented by Usha Pitts, who
sits at the City College of New York.
New England (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT) – represented by Jon
Danilowicz, who sits at Tufts University.
DC Metro (DC, WV, DE, MD, Northern VA) – represented by Elise
Kleinwaks, who sits at Howard University.
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