Foreign Service Journal - June 2013 - page 56

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JUNE 2013
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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
AFSA NEWS
On May 13, AFSA participated in Senator Barbara Mikulski's,
23rd annual golf tournament at the Whiskey Creek Golf Club
in Maryland. Sen. Mikulski, D-Md., serves as chairwoman of
the Senate Appropriations Committee. The tournament con-
sisted of golfers representing a number of industries, associa-
tions and private sector groups.
Playing for AFSA, Executive Director Ian Houston landed on
the team that eventually took first place honors after shoot-
ing a 64. "It doesn't get much better than making birdies and
winning a tournament for the Foreign Service," he commented
afterwards.
The AFSA-PAC, which sponsored the tournament entry, is
led by Ambassador Tom Boyatt, with staff support from AFSA
Advocacy Director Javier Cuebas. It continues to provide
unique access to key decision-makers in both parties.
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Winning One for AFSA
Senator Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., is joined by the winners of her 23rd
annual golf tournament on May 13. AFSA Executive Director Ian Houston
(on the right) played on behalf of the Foreign Service and was happy to be
on the winning team.
New TLG Intern Comes to
Washington
This summer, AFSA and the Thursday Luncheon Group will
welcome the 26th AFSA/TLG intern to the Department of
State. This partnership, which dates back to 1992, brings a
minority college student to Washington for an enriching and
educational internship in foreign affairs.
Leah Castleberry is this year’s lucky student. Leah is a
rising junior at Howard University, where she studies Inter-
national Business. She is a Legacy Scholar, a member of the
Golden Key International Honor Society and the National
Society of Collegiate Scholars. She has also received numer-
ous awards at Howard, including the Walter Payton Award
for Excellence in Leadership and Citizenship. Originally from
Chicago, she recently traveled to Morocco for a Sister Cities
Committee project. She speaks Spanish and some Arabic.
Continuing our relationship with the Bureau for South and
Central Asian Affairs, Leah will be an intern on the India desk
this summer. Previous interns have also been placed in that
office and have reported a meaningful experience in every
respect.
AFSA welcomes Leah and looks forward to her contribu-
tions. We also appreciate the partnership with TLG, which is
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BY ÁSGEIR SIGFÚSSON, DIRECTOR OF NEW MEDIA
L I FE I N THE FORE I GN SERV I CE
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