IPDGC welcomes new PD Fellow: Emilia Puma

Please welcome our new Public Diplomacy Fellow, Emilia Puma!

A 28-year veteran of the U.S. Foreign Service, Ms. Puma joins the School of Media and Public Affairs this coming academic year 2019-2020.

Ms. Puma served most recently as the Acting DAS for Public Diplomacy and Central Asian Affairs in the South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau at the U.S. State Department. She also served as the Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force (CSAF). In that position, she provided regular counsel to the CSAF and other Air Force leadership on U.S. foreign policy and international politics and served as a liaison between the State Department and U.S. Air Force.

Ms. Puma entered the Foreign Service in 1991 as an officer in the U.S. Information Agency. Her Public Diplomacy assignments include Public Affairs Officer in Madrid, Spain; Director of the Office of Press and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs; and assignments in Kosovo, Italy, Canada, Barbados, and Honduras. Additionally, she has undertaken non-PD assignments as U.S. Government Coordinator for the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy; desk officer for Serbia, Montenegro and Albania in the Office of the Assistance Coordinator, Bureau of European Affairs; and Congressional Liaison Officer in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs.

Get to know more about our new PD Fellow.