UW Bothell Welcomes Hometown Diplomat Dean Olsen

Friday, November 13, 2009
CONTACT: Elizabeth Fischtziur - (425) 352-3636 -

BOTHELL, Wash. - The University of Washington Bothell welcomes Dean Olsen to campus on Thursday, November 19, 6:00-7:00 p.m., on campus in building 1, room 280, for a presentation on federal careers.

Olsen, a 2005 graduate of UW Bothell's Master of Policy Studies program, will visit with alumni and students as part of the U.S. Department of State's "Hometown Diplomat Program." Now working as a Social Science Analyst for the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Olsen will speak about his 20+ years of federal service and answer questions about the State Department as a potential career path.

The event is made possible through the UW Making the Difference campaign, sponsored by a Call to Serve Grant. It is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact the UW Bothell Career Center, 425-352-5000.

About Dean Olsen: Dean Olsen, a native of Everett, Washington, has degrees in Business Management, Policy Studies and Strategic Intelligence. During the last year of Olsen's graduate program at UW Bothell, he applied and was accepted to the Presidential Management Fellowship program (PMF). As a PMF, he spent most of his time working in a variety of offices within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security; including the Facilities Security Division, Office of Protocol, Office of Overseas Protective Operations, and the Passport Task Force. On completion of his PMF assignment, Olsen was hired by the Office of Foreign Missions as a Program Officer in the Diplomatic Motor Vehicle Office.  Presently, he is assigned to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs as a Social Science Analyst.

About UW Bothell: The University of Washington Bothell combines the benefits of a small campus with the resources and prestige of a world-renowned university. Offering over 30 degrees, options, certificates and concentrations, its curriculum emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, collaboration among students, and hands-on learning. UW Bothell celebrates its 20th year of operation during the 2009-10 academic year with the opening of student housing, an access ramp connecting the campus to SR522, and new degrees including a Master of Computing and Software Systems (MSCSS), and a Leadership Master of Business Administration (L-MBA) at an offsite location in Bellevue, WA.