Lisa Barton is the 2012 recipient of the Walter Roberts Award for Public Diplomacy Studies. The award carries with it a $1,000 prize and recognizes and a student who has performed at a high level in and out of the classroom in public diplomacy-related work, including a demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public diplomacy.
Among her many accomplishments, Lisa has been engaged in public diplomacy through her past experience in the Peace Corps and at the Foreign Service Institute. As a student in the Global Communication M.A. program, she maintained a 3.7 GPA within her field of concentration, Public Diplomacy. Today, she is the Alumni Outreach Coordinator of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. State Department.
The other recipients of this award are: