Wednesday, June 09, 2010

2010 LGBT Pride Month: Ken Seifert

2010 LGBT Pride Month: Ken Seifert

Ken Seifert is a new Foreign Service Officer at USAID and has recently been posted to Tegucigalpa, Honduras as an executive officer.

Mr. Seifert joined USAID in 2006 after entering the Presidential Management Fellowship Program during which he served as a program analyst at the Drug Enforcement Administration. Since joining USAID, Ken served as the Honduras and Guatemala desk officer for over a year and on the West Bank and Gaza Desk for three years. During this time, Ken served as a representative of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Bureau on the Haiti Response Management Team following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and on the Lebanon Response Management Team (RMT) following the Israel-Lebanon conflict in 2006.

Ken is a published author ("The Rising Storm") and is highly interested in issues of diversity. Ken serves as agency-wide equal employment opportunity (EEO) counselor at USAID and has served on other agency diversity panels and committees. In 2010, Ken created a Pride Information Packet for posts worldwide and will serve as the GLIFAA Post Rep while in Honduras.

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