Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2013: Stacey Phengvath
Stacey Phengvath is a first-generation American born in Connecticut, where her family resettled as refugees from Laos. She serves in the U.S. Foreign Service as an office management specialist. Stacey’s current assignment is at Embassy Tel Aviv (Israel) where she supports the economic section. Stacey’s next assignment is Shenyang, China. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, she interned with the Department of State in the Bureau of Human Resources, Office of Student Programs.
Stacey contributed to the State Department’s commemoration of refugee employees on the 60th anniversary of the Refugee Convention, by submitting a short narrative about her family’s immigration experience. Her story was posted on the Department’s DipNote blog.
Stacey completed her undergraduate degree in sociology at the University of Connecticut. Stacey is fluent in Lao and Thai and aspires to serve at Embassy Vientiane in the future.