2010 LGBT Pride Month: Steven Giegerich
Steven Giegerich joined the Foreign Service in 1991, has served in Athens, Nassau, Tashkent, Vancouver, MFO Sinai, Frankfurt, Pretoria and is currently the visa chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from Simon Fraser University.
Steve grew up in Cleveland and worked for several years in international banking in New York. An avid reader and traveler, Steve also enjoys running, scuba, swimming, skiing and is captain of the Consulate Dragonboat team. He speaks Spanish, Swedish, Greek, Russian and French.
In May 2009, Steve published an article in the Foreign Service Journal outlining the inequities faced by dual national same-sex Foreign Service couples. His partner of seven years, Daniel, is a citizen of both France and Canada and has accompanied him on four overseas assignments.