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YP Network Virtual Coffee Chat
Thursday, April 02, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM EDT
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What is it like being a Foreign Service Officer in a time of crisis? This month, the WFPG Young Professional Network Chapters in NY and DC will host Rome-based US Foreign Service Officer Gillian Apfel for a virtual coffee chat.

Gillian Apfel, a career Foreign Service Officer, is the Country Fraud Prevention Coordinator for Mission Italy, working from US Embassy in Rome. Her first assignment was a consular tour in Kingston, followed by a political-consular rotation as Human Rights Officer and Immigrant Visa Chief in Bangkok. Ms. Apfel was also the Refugee Coordinator for Admissions in Baghdad and the American Citizens Services Chief in Vancouver. In Washington, DC, she has held posts in Crisis Management Support in the Operations Center, and in the Bureau of Human Resources, where she worked as a coordinator for non-career appointments (CA LNA). She has served as an Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor since 2009 and has Human Resources as a secondary skill code. Ms. Apfel received her BA from Yale and her JD from Harvard. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she practiced law in Seattle as a corporate litigator and worked for the International Rescue Committee, assisting refugees, asylees, and victims of human trafficking. Her tandem spouse Rodney Ford serves as the Cultural Affairs Officer in Rome, and they arrived in August 2018 with their son Reuben, now three.

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