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Date: 11/03/2011 Description: 2011 Native American Heritage Month: Matthew Lamm - State Dept Image

Matthew Lamm is an entry-level Foreign Service officer currently posted to the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, Office of Planning, Policy and Coordination. His portfolio is concerned with donor coordination in the western hemisphere. Matthew is an enrolled member of the Ogallala Lakota Tribe, Pine Ridge agency. He was raised on the Port Gamble Suquamish Indian reservation in Washington State.

Matthew earned two bachelor degrees in international studies and Russian language at the University of Washington. He then attended George Washington University Law School focusing on international law and American-Indian treaty law. After graduating from law school Matthew practiced real estate law in the District of Columbia for five years before joining the Foreign Service. He completes his current tour in WHA in late December and will be heading to Embassy Moscow for a consular tour in August of 2012.