Join us for an exciting chat session with very special guest - Elise Crane!
Elise Crane joined the Foreign Service in 2011, after completing her M.A. in International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Since June 2016, she has served as a Public Diplomacy desk officer focused on Ukraine within the State Department’s Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. From 2014-2016, Ms. Crane was a Vice Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Bogota, Colombia, where she led the consular public outreach team to promote U.S. tourism and educational and cultural exchanges. From 2011-2013, Ms. Crane was the Information Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kampala, Uganda, where she launched the Embassy’s interagency youth outreach program and oversaw all press relations.
Prior to the Foreign Service, Elise worked in Prague as a sales manager for Project Syndicate, a private media organization that distributes opinion content to newspapers around the world. In that role, she traveled to 30 countries to meet with editors and journalists and to promote press freedom. Ms. Crane is originally from Boulder, where she received a B.A. in International Affairs from the University of Colorado. She speaks Spanish, French, and limited Russian, and she recently completed her first Olympic-distance triathlon.
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