Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brown Bag 5: From Intern to "Hired" at the World Affairs Council of Seattle

Rachel Moshier (IPE '09) will discuss her work with the World Affairs Council of Seattle at the the semester's final Brown Bag discussion.

Meet Rachel and hear about her experiences as Program Officer for the International Visitor Program at WAC on Wednesday, April 21 at Noon in WSC 101.

The World Affairs Council is a membership-based nonprofit dedicated to providing everyone opportunities to practice global citizenship. As a hub for all things international in Greater Seattle, the Council enriches local civic and cultural conversations with world insights and perspectives.The International Visitor Program of the World Affairs Council promotes citizen diplomacy by coordinating educational and professional programs for international delegates visiting Greater Seattle.

The IV Program hosts approximately 1000 international professionals and youth from more than 90 countries each year. The majority of the visitors hosted by the International Visitor Program travel to the United States through the U.S. State Department Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, International Visitor Leadership Program after being recognized and nominated as rising stars by American embassies in their countries.

As part of her job description, Rachel concurrently designs and implements creative professional development exchange programs for professionals and young leaders using organizational models and creative program design to maximize impact and cross-cultural exchange.

Rachel graduated from UPS in 2009 with a degree in IPE and a focus in Asian Studies. During her time at UPS she was the Vice President of Alpha Phi Sorority and she participated in the Pacific Rim Program where she spent nine months in Asia. When she is not thinking about Asia or world affairs, she enjoys reading, cooking, eating and being outside. Rachel loves zombies, kale and cats.

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