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Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2014: Kam Ting Wong


Office of Civil Rights
May 1, 2014

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Date: 05/01/2014 Description: Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2014: Kam Wong - State Dept Image Kam Ting Wong is an office management specialist (OMS) with the U.S. Department of State and is currently serving as the office manager to the Ambassador in Colombo, Sri Lanka -- her fifth assignment as an OMS to a Chief of Mission.

Ms. Wong has had a long career with the U.S. Department of State, having joined in 1991 after a ten-year career in private industry (Del Monte Corporation and Hal Riney & Partners). Her previous assignments include Tunis, Tunisia (1991-1993); Brussels, Belgium (1993-1997); Chennai, India (1997-1999); Gaborone, Botswana (1999-2003); Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2003-2004); Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (2004-2008); Beirut, Lebanon (2008-2010); Belgrade, and Serbia (2010-2012).

She is a first generation Chinese-American born in Hong Kong. She became a naturalized citizen under an amnesty program since her parents were illegal immigrants. After 16 years in the Midwest, Kam's family moved to San Francisco so she could get a good education and ensure a bright future. She is the first female in her family to graduate with a college degree.

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