Diplomats @ Work: A Day in the Life of a U.S. Foreign Aid Worker

Start Date/Time: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 13:00
End Date/Time: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 14:00

Diplomats at Work is a new series targeted toward university students, community colleges and other local organizations throughout the U.S. to share inspiring stories that illustrate the work of the Foreign Service.

The event is open to all who are interested in learning more about the Foreign Service. We ask our members to please help us spread the word in your communities. The invitation is below. Please share with your friends, alumni groups, and on social media.

For questions about AFSA’s outreach work, please contact ruzica@afsa.org.

The American Foreign Service Association Invites You to Attend:


Continuing our celebration of USAID's 60th birthday this month, Diplomats@Work will chat with Nancy Ostrowski about the work of USAID and her life as a USAID Foreign Service Officer.

From her work in more traditional USAID programs like Moldova to her evacuation from South Sudan, her experiences provide a good representation of the varied work USAID does around the world. There will be opportunities for Q&A.

The event is open to the public.

Questions? Please contact events@afsa.org

About the guest:

Nancy Ostrowski is a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development, currently attending the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy at the National Defense University. Her previous posts include a detail to the Pentagon as the Deputy Development Advisor; a tour in South Africa as the Deputy Office Director for Economic Growth; one year in South Sudan as the Mission Economist; and a tour in Moldova as a Program Economist.

About Diplomats at Work:

This virtual series focuses on introducing audiences to the Foreign Service through storytelling. We host members of the Foreign Service to share with us their stories of life and work in the Foreign Service.