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Tawnie McNeil '01


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Oxy Major/Minor:  

Spanish & DWA Double Major

Current Company:

US Department of State

Current Position:

Foreign Service Officer

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Zeta Tau Zeta, BSA

Secondary Schooling:

Masters in
National Security and Strategic Studies at the US Naval War College

Favorite MP/Cooler Food:

Tuna melt

Best Oxy Class:

International Relations Theory

Groups I Identify With:

Black Students


I’m currently the Foreign Policy Advisor at Special Operations Command North in Colorado. I’ve spent the last 17 years working as a Foreign Service Officer at the US Department of State where I’ve served overseas in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Oman and domestically in Washington DC and Colorado. I would love to support any current Oxy students or recent grads who are considering diplomacy as a career.

Career Advice:

Ask me questions about what it’s like to be diplomat!

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