THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
Director of Professional
AFSA announces our
first-ever director of
issues: Maria Livingston.
Her new department is
responsible for provid-
ing policy analysis and
recommendations on issues affecting the health and
well-being of the Foreign Service career path across
all of AFSA’s constituencies.
Maria joined AFSA last spring as the associate
The Foreign Service Journal
, where she
communicated association news to our members in
the AFSA News section of the
. Prior to that,
Maria served as a Foreign Service officer for eight
years, with assignments to Guatemala City, Mexico
City and the Bureau of Economic and Business
Affairs. She was also detailed to the U.S. Executive
Director’s Office at the World Bank.
A New Mexico native, Maria holds bachelor’s
degrees in international studies and Russian from
the University of Denver and a master’s degree in
public policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School
of Government. Please join us in congratulating
Maria on her new role.
AFSA is happy to present
Isabelle Hazel, its new retiree
representative. For the past
two years, Isabelle has been a
data-entry specialist in AFSA’s
A recent graduate of The
George Washington University’s Elliott School of
International Affairs, she has prior experience in
international affairs through internships with Con-
gresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-N.Y.), the Council on
Foreign Relations, Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong
and Doctors Without Borders. Isabelle has thor-
oughly enjoyed engaging with members of the For-
eign Service in a supportive capacity during her time
at AFSA and is eager to build even more relation-
ships through her new role as retiree representative.
AFSA welcomes Isabelle to the team!