John. T. Ice ‘06
Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State
“Non-immigrant Visa Officer, American Citizen Services officer, Prisoners Issues Officer, Immigrant Visa Officer…I got to do it all during my first tour at U.S. Embassy San Jose, Costa Rica. It wasn’t always easy, but it was always rewarding.
In all of my roles as Vice Consul, the most satisfying was my work as Children’s Issues Officer. Costa Rica became a signatory to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Parental Child Abduction in January, 2008. I got to work closely with the host government, the Office of Children’s Issues back at the Department in Washington, D.C., my Consul General and the front office at U.S. Embassy San Jose. Together, we made real progress in combating the problem of International Parental Child Abduction in Costa Rica…Progress that has helped protect the youngest of my fellow citizens.
It’s amazing just how fast you can find yourself on the front lines of U.S. foreign policy when you join the Foreign Service. While at Patterson, I dreamed of serving my country as a FSO. Now, I am living that dream.
I am making a real difference…and the Patterson School started me on my way.”
J.T. joined the Foreign Service in May 2006. He has now moved on to his second State Department assignment, serving as the Political and Military Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi.
J.T. Ice is currently assigned to the State Department Operations Center in Washington and will next move to serve as Ambassador Ryan Crocker's staff assistant at the American Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.