Global Careers Panel Webinar: Exciting Opportunities for People with Disabilities at the U.S. Department of State

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Professionals with disabilities at the U.S. Department of State discuss Civil and Foreign Service opportunities and how to get involved.
September 18, 2020

The U.S. Department of State-sponsored National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange (NCDE) presents a conversation with Alex Barrasso, Benjamin Sides and Carolyn Washington-Solaru about their experiences working with the U.S. Department of State. Learn about their international careers, what got them started, their biggest challenges, and their favorite experiences. 

We encourage professionals with disabilities who are interested in learning more about the Department of State's commitment to hiring and retaining employees with disabilities, to join us.

The discussion will last one hour and be held over Zoom on September 18 at 10:00 AM Pacific time/1:00 PM Eastern time. Please join us and bring your questions.

Live-captioning will be provided. Please provide any additional accommodation needs through the registration link below: 

Register here


  • Carolyn Washington-Solaru,Information Technology Specialist, Department of State’s Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM)
  • Alexander Barrasso, Program Director at U.S. Embassy Riyadh
  • Benjamin Sides, Supervisory Special Agent with the Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS)
  • Moderator: Justin Harford, Program Coordinator, NCDE, MIUSA

Learn more about careers with the Department of State.

Accessibility and Accommodations

The National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange is a project of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, designed to increase the participation of people with disabilities in international exchange between the United States and other countries, and is supported in its implementation by Mobility International USA.