U.S. Department of State's Diplomat in Residence, Dorothy Ngutter

For over 10 years, the Career Center has participated in the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence Program. We are proud to introduce Dorothy Ngutter as the State Department's current representative at UC Berkeley.

Dorothy Ngutter assumed her duties as Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Region in August 2016. One of 16 Diplomats in Residence across the country, Dorothy provides guidance and advice on careers, internships, and fellowships with the State Department to students and professionals throughout the northwest region.
With fourteen years of international and domestic experience in the U.S. Diplomatic Service, Dorothy most recently represented the U.S. Department of State as a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  Prior to the fellowship, Dorothy was the Deputy Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey (2012-2015), where she worked on a range of foreign policy issues. Before heading to Turkey, she served as a special assistant to Amb. William J. Burns in the Office of the Under Secretary for Political Affairs, covering Africa and global issues (2010-2011).
Dorothy’s overseas assignments include working as a Public Diplomacy Officer at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels, Belgium and a Consular and Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali. In Washington, she also served as the Peru Desk Officer in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, and as a Watch Officer in the State Department’s 24/7 crisis management center. 

Dorothy earned a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Communication Studies from Northeastern University in Boston, and holds a Master of Art in Law & Diplomacy (MALD) from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.  She joined the Foreign Service, after completing the Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship. 

There are many ways you can benefit from the Department of State’s Diplomat in Residence program. This year, Dorothy will:

·        Represent the Department of State at Career Fairs and other events
·        Engage in outreach to underrepresented students
·        Guide candidates through the Foreign Service application and examination process
·        Inform students about internship opportunities with the Department of State
·        Hold student appointments, and answer staff, faculty, and student questions via email

For more information on State Department careers and student programs, visit careers.state.gov, which answers virtually all the basic questions anyone may have about career paths and internships within State’s offices throughout the United States and at more than 270 diplomatic locations around the world.

Dorothy welcomes inquiries and referrals from the university community. However, because she covers a large territory from her base at Cal, she urges you to review the information available on this website before making an inquiry. Dorothy can be contacted via email at DIRnorthwest@state.gov or at 510-642-3363. The DIR Office is located in the Career Center.


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