My name is Marta (Mah-r-tah) Aparicio (Ah-pa-ree-cee-oh) and I am a State Department 2018 Rangel Fellowship recipient and officially joined the State Department in July 2020. Prior to the foreign service, I graduated from Columbia University in the city of New York, where I obtained a Master of International Affairs. 

Prior to earning my master’s degree, I worked as a Case Manager for a housing initiative under the Department of Housing and Urban Development, I taught English as a Second Language at Miami Dade College, and worked as a Bookstore Manager for Follett Higher Education.  I earned a BA in Sociology and Government from Georgetown University.

My goal with this blog is to share my experience as a Latina working for the State Department. I aim to educate others who may want to pursue a career in the foreign service or who simply want to learn more about my experiences around the world. I’m excited to share my experiences and hope that you’ll enjoy!

These are my personal experiences and opinions; they do not represent the views of the Department of State.

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