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Evan Hanson: U.S. State Department Foreign Affairs Officer. Guess His Major?


Evan Hanson
International Studies Major

International Studies Major

Major: International Studies
Degree(s): BA, California State University, Long Beach, class of 2009

Evan joined the U.S. Department of State in 2010 after graduating from CSULB with a B.A. in International Studies in 2009. He was hired as a Foreign Affairs Officer (FAO) into the State Department’s Career Entry Program. Evan’s work is involved with the United Nations and all other multilateral and international organizations. In his three years in the Department, Evan has conducted business in Peru, Colombia, and Uruguay. He has also traveled to the United Nations headquarters in New York City several times for General Debates. In 2010, Evan was assigned a portfolio of Latin American regional multilateral organizations in which he promoted and protected U.S. interests in the organizations. In 2012, Evan was assigned a portfolio that focused on the UN Security Council (UNSC), specifically UNSC reform and Evan served as an Elections Officer, monitoring the annual UNSC elections for non-permanent members, and recommending for whom to vote. Evan has had the opportunity to meet President Barack Obama; former President Bill Clinton; Secretary of State John Kerry; former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; National Security Advisor Susan Rice; UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon; the President of Colombia, Juan Santos; and the Prime Minister of the UK, David Cameron. Through his duties, assignments, and others accomplishments, Evan has built a strong reputation in the Department and has been awarded and promoted regularly.

Evan’s Professional Road Map:

  • Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. State Department
  • Elections Officer, U.S. State Department
  • Special Assistant for the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, U.S. State Department
  • Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. State Department
  • Combat Role, U.S. Army



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