Katelyn Choe

Katelyn Choe

Diplomat in Residence


M.I.A., Columbia University
B.A., Bryn Mawr College

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Katelyn Choe is a U.S. diplomat with 23 years of experience in international relations, government affairs, and leadership management overseeing large, multicultural teams. Some of her previous diplomatic tours include The Netherlands, Afghanistan, Nepal, New Zealand, and South Korea.  In her current role as Diplomat in Residence (DIR) for Southern CA, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands, Katelyn is the primary recruiter for the U.S. Department of State and provides guidance and advice on careers, internships, and fellowships to students and professionals interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy.

Katelyn learned about a career in diplomacy as a Pickering Fellow during her senior year in college and received her Master’s Degree from Columbia University, which was fully funded by the State Department.  In her current role as the DIR, she wants to help build a diverse and representative Diplomatic Corps that reflects and represents America, one where diversity and inclusion make us stronger, smarter, and innovative.

Feel free to schedule a meeting with her via her Calendar link.