2010 LGBT Pride Month: J. Michelle Schohn and Mary E. Glantz
J. Michelle Schohn and Mary E. Glantz are a tandem couple serving in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Glantz entered the Foreign Service in 2002 as a political-coned Foreign Service Officer and served her first tour in Baku as a political officer. Ms. Schohn was Dr. Glantz’s member of household until 2004, when she joined the Foreign Service as a public diplomacy-coned Foreign Service Officer. From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Glantz and Ms. Schohn served in Jerusalem as consular/political officers. In 2007, they returned to Washington, D.C., where Dr. Glantz served as the Russia desk internal political affairs officer. She is currently the Poland desk officer. Ms. Schohn served on the INR Watch and as the special assistant to the INR Front Office and is currently the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. In June, Ms. Schohn will begin long-term Estonian language training at FSI.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Dr. Glantz completed a PhD in history at Temple University in Philadelphia. She is the author of "FDR and the Soviets", a study of United States–Soviet relations during the Roosevelt Administration. She earned a B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an M.A. in Soviet and East European studies from the University of London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Ms. Schohn was an archaeologist and is a PhD candidate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. in English/Journalism and an M.A. in anthropology from the University of South Carolina, and is a member of the PeeDee Indian Nation of Beaver Creek.
Ms. Schohn and Dr. Glantz have been together since 1999 and were married in the United Church of Christ in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 2002.