This webinar was recorded live on November 12, 2020, and is now available to watch on-demand.

Whether you are working on your application for the Foreign Affairs Information Technology Fellowship, or you are considering applying, here’s an opportunity to hear directly from Foreign Service Diplomatic Technology Officers (DTO). At the time of this webinar recording, the position was Information Management Specialist (IMS). The newly announced career path of DTO reflects the evolving role of information technology professionals in the Foreign Service. The three panelists share their experiences in the Foreign Service and answer questions from the audience about the FAIT Fellowship program.

Akvile Kiskis, who is now at her first post as a Foreign Service IMS at the U.S. Embassy Beirut in Lebanon, completed the FAIT Fellowship program in 2019, after earning her master’s degree in Cyber Security and Forensics from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She’ll talk about her experiences in the FAIT Fellowship and entering the Foreign Service.

Laura Williams joined the State Department as a Foreign Service IMS in 2001, and has had overseas assignments in Cyprus, Algeria, Italy and Mexico. She is currently the Deputy Director of IT Customer Support at the Department of State, and she will talk about her experiences in the Foreign Service.

William Hagan joined the State Department as a Foreign Service IMS in 2004, serving mainly in Africa and the Western Hemisphere. He is currently a FAIT Fellowship Program Manager and an IT Recruiter at the Department of State. William will also share his experiences in the Foreign Service.