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Rocco Costa '99
Posted 02/10/2014 10:00AM

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE/UNIVERSITY: B.A. International Management, Franklin College Switzerland

GRADUATE DEGREE/UNIVERSITY:  M.P.A., Monterey Institute of International Studies

CURRENTLY: U.S. Department of State

York had a fundamental impact on the trajectory of my life, personally and professionally. At York, I realized how much I enjoyed world languages, and this piqued my interest in traveling and in foreign cultures. I am grateful for the opportunity York gave me to study a number of languages, especially Latin and Classical Greek with Mr. Sturch. His passion for teaching those subjects was inspiring.

Thanks to York I decided to go overseas for college and ended up in Switzerland, where I was part of a very multicultural student body. I eventually came back home to Monterey for graduate school at the Institute and began to pursue a career in international affairs.

I joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 2009 and my current assignment is in Havana, Cuba with the U.S. Interests Section. I'm joined by my nine-month old daughter and my lovely wife, who I met while stationed in Indonesia. My career path allows me to immerse myself in new cultures, to travel, and to use a foreign language at work every day.

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