Diplomat in Residence

Shane Hough [like Huff] is a career Foreign Service Officer with 21 years of service with the U.S. Department of State. He is the Diplomat in Residence based at Tulane University in New Orleans, working to recruit the next generation of diverse talent for rewarding careers with the State Department.

Shane most recently served as the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Director for U.S. Embassy Tegucigalpa, Honduras and as the Chief of Political and Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy Asunción, Paraguay. Other assignments include with the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs expediting the issuance of Afghan Special Immigrant Visas, as the State Department’s Peru Desk Officer, as an Economics Officer at Embassy Guatemala City, and as a Consular Officer at Embassy San Salvador and U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador. He also served as a Refugee Assistance Officer with the Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, coordinating U.S. humanitarian relief for refugees in central and eastern Africa.

Shane is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and worked as a research and design engineer before joining the Peace Corps where he served as a teacher in Tanzania. He also graduated from the American University’s School of International Service with a master’s degree in international development management.

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