February 27, 2010

Date: 02/05/2010 Description: 2010 African-American History Month: Angela Barber-Wilson - State Dept Image

Angela Barber-Wilson is a staff assistant in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation. She assists with the State Department’s efforts to counter the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction through bilateral and multilateral diplomacy. Prior to this position, Ms. Barber-Wilson was a technical information specialist in the Executive Secretariat, Office of Correspondence and Records, where she logged and processed hundreds of documents for the Department and the White House.

Ms. Barber-Wilson started working for the Federal Government in 1983 at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. After six months there, she moved to the Department of State and worked first in the Bureau of Administration. Subsequent assignments included the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, and the Bureau of Arms Control.

Ms. Barber-Wilson has volunteered to work on several task forces including: the Passport Surge, Albania, Lebanon, and Kinshasa. She found these experiences very challenging and very satisfying. Additionally, she has had the privilege of traveling to Rio de Janeiro, New York City, Berlin, Bonn, Geneva, and Kyoto to provide support for various climate change conferences. She was once invited to the White House, where she met then-Vice President Gore.

She is married and has a son and two grandchildren. A native of Washington, D.C., she enjoys going on cruises, Facebook, and participating in different activities with family and friends.