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Student profile: A career in public services

February 11, 2022

Annah Mwendar-Chaba spent a year learning Hindi for her job in the Foreign Service. Two years later, she learned Arabic.  Language proficiency is just one of the challenges of working as a foreign service officer for the US Department of State.

Thanks to support from the Jackson School and the UW Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity, Mwendar-Chaba had the opportunity to study abroad in Paris during her junior year at the UW. Her senior year, she was named UW Homecoming Queen and, as recipient of the Jackson School Leadership Award, was student speaker for the School’s graduation ceremony.

Read more about Annah’s journey here.