The Foreign Service Journal - October 2017

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | OCTOBER 2017 59 AFSA NEWS AFSAHails New Staff Christine Miele We are excited to welcome Christine Miele to AFSA as the Retiree Outreach Coordinator. Hailing from Pasadena, California, Ms. Miele has more than 20 years of experience in program development and management across nonprofit, business and government sectors. Her interest in international development and working for social justice inspired her to join the Peace Corps where she served for two years in rural Zambia. In Mozambique in 2010 Ms. Miele co-founded an organization focused on improving literacy and (alongside the Peace Corps and USAID) worked to establish 50 community libraries in rural communities throughout the country. Most recently Ms. Miele lived in Costa Rica working as an independent consultant for nonprofit organizations. She is mar- ried to Diplomatic Security Special Agent Kala Bokelman and has two young children. Mary Daly Mary Daly joins us as Director of Advocacy and Speechwriting. She served in the Foreign Service for 23 years and has extensive experience in policymak- ing, legislative affairs and speechwriting. Assign- ments included working on the Secretary of State’s policy planning staff; roles in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs; and overseas assignments at several posts in Europe. Since retiring she has worked in EUR, DRL, the Office of the Inspector General, the Bureau of Human Resources and at the Foreign Service Institute. Ms. Daly joined AFSA to help build bipartisan support for the Foreign Service. She is an alumna of the University of Virginia and did graduate work at Yale in theol- ogy. She has one daughter. Christine (Christy) Rose Before joining AFSA as the Special Assistant to the USAIDVice President, Christy Rose was an educa- tor for 11 years, teaching in many different settings, from pre-school to college. Ms. Rose started her teaching career in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1997, before taking an opportunity to teach elemen- tary school children in Togo. In 2009 she moved to El Salvador with her family and taught elementary school students there before taking a position training teachers at Escuela Americana. In 2011 Ms. Rose transitioned to working as the Community Liaison Office coordinator. She returned toWashington, D.C., after serving as a consular assistant in Hanoi from2015 to 2017. n