Angela Kerwin is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, with the rank of Minister Counselor. She assumed her current position as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Citizens Services in June 2022. She has previously served as the Director of the Assignments Division in the Office of Career Development and Assignments, and as the Director of the Korea Desk, leading the department team dealing with South and North Korean issues. Ms. Kerwin served as Consul General and Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs at U.S. Embassy Seoul, Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate General Matamoros, Visa Chief at U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia, and in consular and political roles in Mexico, India, and the Dominican Republic. Within the State Department, Angela spent three years as an analyst in the Executive Office of the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Ms. Kerwin earned a Juris Doctor from The Dickinson School of Law and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Her undergraduate degree in Life Sciences is from Penn State.
Angela received numerous awards during her State Department career including the Barbara M. Watson award for Consular Excellence and multiple Superior Honor awards. Prior to joining the State Department, Angela practiced law in Pennsylvania. She is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer, who served two years as a science teacher/trainer in the Kingdom of Tonga. Ms. Kerwin has a 17-year-old son, Lucas.