Michelle Kwan Now a Senior Adviser at The State Department

The last I had heard of Michelle Kwan, she had gotten engaged. Although Kwan did move to Washington, D.C. over 1.5 years ago after graduating from Tufts University with a graduate degree in at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. I read recently that she’s now a Senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs:

“In 2007, the State Department tapped her starpower by naming her a public-diplomacy envoy; other unpaid but high-profile roles followed with State’s council to promote women’s sports worldwide and the White House advisory panel on fitness. … We caught up with Kwan, 32, after she spoke during a Washington Post Live conference on women and leadership Wednesday. Does she see herself with State for the long haul? You never know in politics, she said, but “I’m very goal-oriented. I do see myself doing something in public service.” Not foreign service work, though. “I like living in the United States too much,” she said.”

At the conference, she also mentioned – when asked – that she hasn’t set a date for her wedding, but some time next year in Rhode Island, where her fiance is from and where she got engaged.

Personally, I think it would be fantastic to have such a high profile and accomplished Asian American like Kwan to run for public office in the future, after she’s built a nice career of public service at the State Department / Washington, D.C.

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I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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