Immediately after graduation, I joined the Leadership & Programs team where I worked as an assistant director. During my time at Leadership Studies I co-taught the Introduction to Leadership Concepts course and the Senior Seminar class as well. I also assisted the Leadership Ambassadors and worked on other department projects. One year later, I joined the American Foreign Service where I have since served as a diplomat focusing on our country’s efforts to inform foreign audiences about U.S. policy and culture. I have served in Washington DC, Yerevan, Armenia and Nagoya, Japan. My family and I are now preparing to travel to Baku, Azerbaijan where I will serve as the American Embassy’s spokesperson. I regularly apply the lessons learned through the School of Leadership Studies on the job. For example, while serving as the principal officer at the American Consulate in Nagoya, Japan, I utilized skills learned on crisis leadership during the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. I speak Russian, Japanese and Azerbaijani. I am married to 2002 KSU Interior Architecture graduate Angela (Reese) Stewart and we have two daughters: Olivia and Eleanor.