Olivia Chavez is currently the Graduate Fellow for the Public Diplomacy Council. Originally from San Diego, CA Olivia completed her undergraduate studies at San Diego State University. She is a Return Peace Corps Volunteer who served in St.Vincent and the Grenadines from 2017-2019. Olivia is a graduate student at American University pursuing an M.A in Political Communication as a Coverdell Fellow in the School of Public Affairs. 

Paul Richter and Karen Tumulty sitting in their library

Covering Foreign Affairs in a Changing World Featuring Paul Richter and Karen Tumulty

The September 14 First Monday Forum featured two outstanding speakers, Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty and former Los Angeles Times correspondent Paul Richter, author of the book The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines. A dynamic husband-wife team, the couple have been regarded as among the best journalists in Washington. With extensive expertise in…

Wanted: Young Professionals with a Passion for Public Diplomacy

An Intergenerational Dialogue When newly elected PDC President Sherry Lee Mueller and newly hired PDC Fellow Olivia Chavez first met, they both were unsure what their new responsibilities entailed but they knew one thing; they wanted to work together and learn from each other. What follows is an excerpt from our conversation on multigenerational leadership,…