Suzanne Gallen

Suzanne currently serves at the Assistant Director for Compact Management within the Federated States of Micronesia National Government. Prior to this, Suzanne was a Foreign Service Officer and later the Deputy Assistant Secretary for American Affairs at the FSM Department of Foreign Affairs. During her eight years of employment with the FSM National Government, Suzanne has had the opportunity to staff, assist and advise various leaders and officials on a wide-array of public policy issues. Currently, Suzanne acts as the primary point of contact for the Office of Insular Affairs in the FSM and staffs the Compact Trust Fund and Joint Economic Management Committees, which account for and promote the effective use of over $100 million worth of annual funding provided to the FSM under the Amended Compact. Suzanne is a graduate of Xavier High School and attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where she majored in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations and a minor in English. She later undertook post-graduate studies in Diplomacy at the University of Oxford in England. Suzanne has a daughter, Ella, and considers motherhood her most rewarding responsibility.


Other Participants of ELDP Pacific 2013

Abigail Reyes
Angel Demapan
Artemio Hernandez
Carson Mongkeya
Caryn Koshiba
Debrah Lynn Kokis
Eunice Akiwo
James Lukan
Jenny Seymour
Kiaru Esahu
Marianne Teregeyo
Mark Rabauliman
Nathan Ilaoa
Rima Yamagishi
Ruth Matagi
Samuel Lanwi, Jr.
Sophia Pretrick
Sweetyona Tulensru
Tapuitea McMullin

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