Former Cultural Affairs Assistant at U.S. Department of State


Shailey worked with the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India for three years. She managed outreach and programming for a 16,000-strong alumni community across India and Bhutan. She worked closely with more than 300 Indians, Tibetans, and Bhutanese annually, who participated in U.S. Government-sponsored educational, cultural, and professional exchange programs.  Currently she is transitioning to a new position.





Graduate Education:

Research Master, International and Development Economics
Université Paris Dauphine

Undergraduate Majors:

International Studies, Economics, French

Study Abroad:

London School of Economics and Political Science, England


CARE India





Advice for a Career in International Diplomacy:

“Don’t be afraid to put yourself out of your comfort zone and to test your own limits; you’re likely to pleasantly surprise yourself with the self-discoveries you’ll make. It is also equally, if not more, important to be respectful of the culture and norms of the place you find yourself working in and to be open and empathetic to the differences you may see around you.”