Office of Civil Rights
September 15, 2011

Date: 06/15/2011 Description: Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: Greg Pardo - State Dept Image

Greg Pardo is currently on his first assignment as a political officer in the Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs. His next assignment will be as a consular officer in the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India.

Mr. Pardo has been involved in public service at both the local and international levels. In his hometown of San Antonio, Texas, he has been actively involved in the low-income Mexican-American communities as a tutor for local high school students, served on the Keep San Antonio Beautiful Board, and volunteered for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA). He’s also served as a legislative assistant to Texas State Representative Joaquin Castro and a congressional fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives. Internationally, he’s volunteered in Southern Mexico, India, and Bangladesh. He also interned at the U.S. Embassy in Rangoon, Burma.

Mr. Pardo continues to serve as a mentor for first-generation college students who graduate from his alma mater, Memorial High School, and occasionally speaks to high school seniors about the benefits of higher education.

Mr. Pardo holds a master of public affairs (2010) from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in international relations and political science (2005) from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio, Texas.