Diplomat /Naval Officer /Attorney Retired


Last Updated: 25th August 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
United Kingdom

E-mail
Locked

Phone Number
Locked

Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Languages
English, Portuguese, Spanish

Summary

Foreign Affairs professional with 40+ years of experience as a diplomat and a naval officer. Providing compassionate service to U.S. Citizens and Legal Permanent Residents at Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services. Promoting greater cross-cultural understanding and diversity. Passionately counseling and mentoring domestic and international, undergraduate and graduate students to achieve their dreams. Retired attorney. Fluent in Spanish and conversational Portuguese. Eligible for Top Secret Clearance.

Education

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS
Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Foreign Service Fellow

   Aug 2007
— May 2008

SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
Juris Doctor

   Aug 1984
— May 1987

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY
Bachelor of Science

   Jul 1973
— Jun 1977

Experience

SELF EMPLOYED
Diplomat/ Naval Officer/ Attorney (Retired)

   Oct 2018
— Current

Interview, translate and prepare statements and summaries for U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents seeking Unlawful Presence Waivers for family members.
Produce Immigration PowerPoint slides for presentation to deacons, priests, parishioners, law enforcement and university students.
Serve on Boards and Committees advancing diversity and inclusion in foreign affairs.
Serve on Committees and National, County and Local Organizations serving the community and the needs of diversified populations.

United States Department of State
Senior Advisor, Career Development and Assignments

   Dec 2016
— Sep 2018

Developed and implemented a first-ever multi-phase Strategic Career Mentoring Programs for 14,000 Foreign Service Personnel.
Produced Webinar for 200 Deputy Chiefs of Mission and Principal Officers to mentor entry level Foreign Service Personnel.
Addressed entry level employees on diversity, inclusion, mentoring and professional development.
Worked with Affinity Groups to promote diversity, inclusion and professional development.
Oversaw placement of Foreign Service employees with suspended security clearances.
Promoted international careers at career and college and university recruitment fairs.

United States House of Representatives
Pearson Legislative Fellow

   Nov 2015
— Nov 2016

Managed foreign affairs and domestic issues including hearings before the Ways & Means Committee.
Successfully pursued delay of the new Center for Medicaid and Medicare Disproportionate Share Hospital Payment Methodology preventing the transfer of $1.27 billion to hospitals that did not expand Medicaid.
Made appropriation decisions on Arts, Defense, Education, Foreign Policy, Health and Human Services, Labor and Veterans’ Affairs.
Prepared briefings, drafted speeches, wrote opinion editorials and met with constituents and lobbyists regarding Puerto Rico, Cote d’Ivore, Cuba, Haiti, education, healthcare, immigration and veterans’ issues.
Supervised, trained and mentored interns on the legislative process and provided academic and career advice.

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