WWU to Host Diplomat-in-Residence Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm Jan. 28

Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm is the newest member of the U.S. State Department’s Diplomat-in-Residence (DIR) program, and she will visit WWU’s campus on Jan. 28 to discuss various career and internship opportunities within her organization.

 Bluhm will visit with classes, student groups, advisers and leadership within the university. At the end of her visit, she will conclude with a “Chat with the Diplomat” presentation as well as an open public discussion beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Parks Hall 441.

This discussion is free and open to the public.

In addition, Student Outreach Services invites all first-generation students and staff to pizza and an information session with Schweitzer-Bluhm, from 6-7 p.m. in Miller Hall 231. She will share her personal story about how she went from a student majoring in International Relations at Brown University, earning a master’s degree in National Security Studies at the National War College, and entering a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. 

Bluhm works as a DIR for the Northwest but has also done tours at the U.S. Embassy in Skopje, North Macedonia; Kathmandu, Nepal; and Cairo, Egypt. Her knowledge and experience provide a great opportunity to hear about the work environment, future careers and questions regarding the organization.

Bluhm’s visit is sponsored by the Career Service Center and the Political Science Department with support from the International Affairs Student Association, the Political Science Student Association, and the Management Information Systems Student Association.

For more information, contact Effie Eisses, director of WWU’s Career Services Center, at eissese@wwu.edu.