Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: Luis Toledo
Luis Toledo serves as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of State in the Bureau of Diplomatic Security which is responsible for providing a safe and secure environment for the conduct of U.S. foreign policy. In this role, Luis works in the Office of the Executive Director and assists in establishing the bureau’s strategic goals and in analyzing current global security operations.
He has completed various tours, including assignments in the Secretary’s Office of Global Hunger and Food Security where he helped develop country-led plans and the initial monitoring and evaluation framework for Feed the Future (FTF), a $3.5 billion U.S. Presidential Initiative aimed at addressing the root causes of global hunger and poverty, and also served as a desk officer for FTF countries. Luis recently completed an assignment with the Department of Defense as a member of the Joint Staff. While at the Pentagon he conducted research and developed strategies for improving the effectiveness of the Afghanistan Pakistan (AFPAK) Hands Program, the military’s number one manpower priority, which seeks to develop a cadre of experts who speak the local language, are culturally attuned, and focused on counterinsurgency and regional issues for an extended duration.
Prior to joining the Department of State, Luis served in the U.S. Air Force where he focused on technology and cybersecurity issues and also worked for Accenture in the private sector. He is a graduate of the University of Texas at San Antonio with a B.B.A. in infrastructure assurance and a minor in international management, and received his master’s in public administration from Syracuse University.