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Life as a Foreign Service Officer
Jan 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Daniel Pattarini, U.S. Department of State
Daniel Pattarini, U.S. Department of State

Daniel Pattarini is a Foreign Service Officer in the Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Office of Public and Congressional Affairs. Prior to his current position, Mr. Pattarini served as the Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 2016 until July 2019. While in Luxembourg, he also served as the mission’s back up Consular Officer.

Mr. Pattarini’s first three overseas assignments were in the Middle East. In 2014-15, he served as the Environment, Science, Technology and Health Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. From 2012 to 2014 he served in Cairo, Egypt as an Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer and Consular Officer. Mr. Pattarini joined the Department in 2009 and served his first tour as the Deputy Public Affairs Officer in Muscat, Oman from 2009 to 2011. He speaks Arabic and French.

Before coming the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Pattarini worked for almost 5 years at the Institute for International Education, where he served as a Program Officer for the Fulbright Visiting Scholars Fund and then as Senior Outreach Manager for the King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) Scholarship program.

Mr. Pattarini earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Government at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA and his Master’s Degree in International Affairs at American University in Washington, DC. He is married and has three children and a Labrador retriever.

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