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Diplomat in Residence

The Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs is pleased to be the home for the Diplomat-in-Residence at UNC-Chapel Hill. The Diplomats are career foreign service officers posted at universities throughout the United States. They are responsible for providing guidance and advice to students, professionals and the community about careers, internships and other opportunities in the U.S. Department of State.

Stephanie Hutchison is a distinguished diplomat with 17 years of service in the U.S. Foreign Service, specializing in economic affairs. Holding a BA in International Affairs and Economics from Colby College and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University, she made the transition from market research and environmental consulting to pursue a career representing her country. Stephanie’s diverse tours include serving as a Consular and Economic Officer in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as holding roles such as Turkey Desk Officer, Deputy Economic Chief, and Economic Section Chief in locations like Rabat, Morocco, and Accra, Ghana. Notably, her impactful experience as a Political Officer in Tanzania involved addressing refugee issues, leaving a profound impression of courage and resilience. Stephanie’s dedication to foreign affairs stems from a passion cultivated since high school, leading to a rewarding and adventurous journey in the Foreign Service.


Stephanie Hutchison

Diplomat in Residence
U.S. Department of State
GEC 4122


NOTE: Programs listed on this section of the website are housed within the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs, and global programs at Carolina are not limited to those listed in this section. In addition, UNC-Chapel Hill faculty, students and staff will find global opportunities available through Carolina’s area studies centers, the Study Abroad Office and across other departments and professional schools.