Wilkes University

Current Speaker - United Nations Lecture Series

Ms. Usha E. PittsMs. Usha E. Pitts

  • The US State Department Diplomat in Residence for the Northeast Region

Careers in International Affairs

Anyone can Be A Diplomat

 The event is free and open to the public.


Usha Pitts is a career diplomat with 20 years in the Foreign Service, serving tours in Russia, Cuba, Panama, Italy, Austria, and Brazil.

Ms. Pitts is currently posted to New York City, where she works as an educator and State Department recruiter for the Tri-State area and Pennsylvania.  She holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts, the George Washington University, and the U.S. Naval War College. 

Committed to ensuring our diplomats represent the true face of America, Ms. Pitts recruits a diversity of American citizens to careers with the State Department.  She teaches a course at The City College of New York on “Practical Diplomacy,” and gives presentations, writing workshops, and advice to young people who aspire to an international career.  


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