Diplomat in Residence - North Central Region
"Virtual" University of Michigan drop-in office hours Tuesdays and Thursdays, 0900-1200 or by appointment. Email DIRNorthCentral@state.gov for scheduling.
Lou Fintor is the Ford School’s 2019-2021 Diplomat in Residence (DIR), a U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer offering State Department career, internship, and fellowship information.
University of Michigan, American University, University of California Berkeley
Tours: Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen
Career Track: Public Diplomacy
Years of Service: 23
Prior Experience: Journalism, Public Health
Languages: French, Dari, Hungarian
Interesting Experience: Working with local and international journalists, especially those in conflict zones, provides you with a very different perspective on news and current events. The professional relationships you develop and unique experiences you share lead to lasting friendships.
Last Post: U.S. Embassy Spokesman, Kabul
Why I Chose a Foreign Service Career: An opportunity for public service, be challenged to learn about the world, and make a difference.