Kathy Eagen has been a career diplomat with the Department of State since 2001. Her most recent assignment was as the Director of the New York Foreign Press Center where she led a team of five employees focused on highlighting American economic strength and democratic values to more than 1200 foreign media workers resident in New York City.
Previous assignments include serving as the Public Affairs Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and working in Kabul, Afghanistan as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer for Programs and Personnel. Kathy has also served as the Public Affairs Officer in Reykjavik, Iceland and Lahore, Pakistan.
In addition to public affairs, Kathy has also worked in human resources at the State Department’s Office of Recruitment in the Bureau of Global Talent Management, in the Public Outreach Office of the Bureau of Oceans, Environment and Science, as a consular officer in Buenos Aires, Argentina and an environment officer in Tokyo, Japan.
She received a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in strategic studies from the National Defense University. She speaks French and Spanish. She is originally from the suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota.