Did you know that U.S. Foreign Commercial Service Officers work domestically and internationally to help American businesses break into international markets? Perhaps you've seen a Johnny Rockets while visiting Costa Rica? That's just one example of the Foreign Commercial Service in action. To learn more about this important branch of the U.S. Foreign Service, Diplomats@Work will host Yamilee Bastien to chat about her work as a Commercial Officer and how her work touches so many of us at home. Register here.
The event is open to the public. There will be opportunity for Q&A.
About the Guest
Yamilee Bastien is a Commercial Officer with the Foreign Commercial Service. From 2018 to early 2020, Ms. Bastien served as the Acting Regional Senior Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia. She also completed a four-year assignment as Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires. Before her assignment in Buenos Aires, Yamilee served as a Commercial Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Brasília from 2010 to 2013.
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.