Karen Scott began her assignment at the U.S. Consulate in Shanghai in July 2008. Currently, she serves as the executive assistant to the consul general in Shanghai. During her Foreign Service career with the U.S. Department of State she has been assigned to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo supporting the ESTH section working closely with NASA, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, Department of Treasury, and the U.S. Agency for International Development (2006-2008). Karen’s first assignment was with AIT in Taiwan supporting the economic section and acting as AIT’s Networking Representitive, worked closely with other trade offices in Taipei to coordinate training, special events, and networking opportunities for the AIT community (2004-2006).
Karen received her bachelor of arts degree in business adminstration from Capital University. Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, she acquired over 20 years of federal, state, and private sector experience from the Department of Defense’s National Security Agency, USInternetworking, The Rouse Company, Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and Maryland Food Center Authority just to mention a few. Her diverse experience in human resources, information technology, administration, finance, training, planning, and environmental issues gave her a solid background in many career fields. She also holds the title of certified Reiki Master.
Ms. Scott’s next assignment will send her to Casablanca, Morocco in July 2011.