The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad. If you’re passionate about public service and want to represent the U.S. around the world, a challenging and rewarding career is waiting for you. The opportunity to work and experience cultures, customs and people of different nations is truly a career unlike any other. The work you’ll do will have an impact on the world. You will be asked to serve at one of any of the more than 265 embassies, consulates and other diplomatic missions in The Americas, Africa, Europe and Eurasia, East Asia and Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia. Some of these posts are in difficult and even dangerous environments, but working in them affords great challenges and rewards.
Julie A. Ruterbories is a Senior Foreign Service Officer with 21 years of experience in Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus and Washington, D.C, including her most recent assignment as the Consul General in Amsterdam, from 2009-2012. During these tours she advanced foreign policy interests across a broad range of issues, including democratization and human rights, trade and investment, and immigration. She began her Foreign Service career as a consular officer at the U.S. Embassy in Bishkek and served additional consular tours in Baku, Azerbaijan; London, England; Skopje, Macedonia; and Pristina, Kosovo. In Washington, Ms. Ruterbories served as a congressional liaison officer, where she was awarded the Secretary's Award for Public Outreach. She also served in the State Department's Operations Center. Most recently, she worked as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs.
Ms. Ruterbories earned an undergraduate degree in History and Soviet Studies from Georgetown University and a graduate degree in International Affairs from Columbia University. She speaks several foreign languages, including German, French, Spanish, Russian and Macedonian. She is currently studying Dutch. Ms. Ruterbories is married to Dan R. Hildreth, a fellow Foreign Service Officer.
Paul DiFore '13 and Tomas Husted '15 both served as interns summer of 2012