Growing up, I never imagined I could make a living by traveling the world and making an impact. Over time, I made it my mission to inspire and educate underrepresented groups on travel opportunities and international affairs careers. Moreover, when former Diplomat-in-Residence Darion Akins contacted me to explore my blog and YouTube channel, I eagerly took the opportunity to interview a senior-level diplomat and share his insights.
Together, we organized a community event in my hometown of Baltimore, advancing our shared mission of inspiring underrepresented groups to explore careers like the Foreign Service.
If a career involving travel or the Foreign Service interests you, please watch the video interview below.
As a diplomat, you represent your country on the world stage, shaping international relations and policy decisions. Your work can promote peace, cooperation, and positive global change. Consider this an exciting career opportunity if you’re a U.S. citizen aged 20 or older!
In the Foreign Service, diversity isn’t just a buzzword; it’s a strategic asset. A diverse diplomatic corps brings various perspectives to problem-solving, enhancing cross-cultural communication and boosting diplomacy’s global effectiveness.
If you aspire to become a diplomat, know that you have the potential. Your insights and perspectives are important to representing the United States globally. With dedication, you can achieve it.
The interview provided an excellent opportunity to explore the impact we can have in the Foreign Service, both on the world and on ourselves.
Finally, I want to express my gratitude to Mr. Akins and his wife Yumi for generously offering the time and space for this interview. Coordinating everything was challenging, but their determination made it possible.
By the way, if travel or the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service interests you, please subscribe to my newsletter or on YouTube @heymstraveler, where I share information and tips for narrowing the racial gap in travel careers.