February 1, 2013

Date: 02/01/2013 Description: Celebrating Black History Month 2013: Bridgette Walker - State Dept Image Bridgette Walker joined the U.S. Department of State’s Foreign Service in 2002. She began her current assignment as the senior desk officer for Indonesia in the Office of Maritime Southeast Asian Affairs in the Department of State’s East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau in August 2012. Prior to that, she spent two years as the principal officer at, what is now, the U.S. consulate general Alexandria (Egypt). Other previous assignments include Beirut, Lebanon (2008-2010), Washington, DC (2005-2006), and Jakarta, Indonesia (2003-2005).

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Bridgette spent one year as legislative staffer in the U.S. Senate and has previous analytic and private sector experience. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Business with a minor in Japanese. She studied Arabic and Bahasa Indonesia through the Foreign Service Institute’s School of Language Studies. Bridgette grew up in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In her spare time, Bridgette enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking.

Photo credits: Photos taken by U.S. Embassy staff during a presentation given in Jakarta, Indonesia in December 2012 at the U.S. Embassy’s Public Affairs American Space called “@america.”