GPA Career Infosession: US State Department and Peace Corps

U.S. Peace Corps and State Department | 10 February 12:30 | Zoom

Jason Vorderstrasse from the State Department and Jeffrey Janis from the Peace Corps will present an infosession via zoom for students interested in careers with the United States Government

Jason Vorderstrasse is the Diplomat in Residence for Southern California, Hawaii, and Nevada, recruiting for the U.S. Department of State.  He previously worked as the Reports and Blockchain Coordinator and Deputy Director of the Office of International Labor Affairs in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Prior to that, he served as Chief of the Political and Economic Affairs Office in Tijuana, Chile Desk Officer, Global Affairs Officer for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and in consular positions in both Hong Kong and Kingston.  Before joining the Department of State, he worked at the U.S. Department of Labor in Los Angeles for nearly six years.

Jeffrey Janis has worked in the non-profit sector for most of his adult life. He focused most of his career on major gifts and he has raised more than $60,000,000. His has worked for organizations such as the United Jewish Appeal, United Way of Greater Los Angeles, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House. When he was 44, he became a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine and worked with non- profits helping them with fundraising, grant writing, and strategic planning. His secondary projects include an English Club, Chair of the HIV/AIDS group, and he taught American Sign Language to deaf Ukrainians. He currently works for UCLA as the Peace Corps Campus Recruiter and was recently elected to the Board of National Peace Corps Association.

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