Category: Diverse Diplomacy, Event Announcements, Featured News, News

Title: Diverse Diplomacy Leaders series with Foreign Service Officers Stacey Berg and Kevin Gonzalez

Date Published: April 12, 2021

Date: Monday, April 26
Time: 9:00AM – 10:00AM

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Join us for a conversation with Foreign Service Officers Stacey Berg and Kevin Gonzalez, who are both Diplomatic Security Special Agents.

Stacey Berg is a serving as the Legislative Affairs Special Assistant for the Bureau for Diplomatic Security (DS), where she serves as the liaison between Congress and the Department of State for Security policy and legislation.

Kevin O. Gonzalez is the Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Embassy in Ireland. As the senior U.S. law enforcement attaché, Mr. Gonzalez is the principal security and law enforcement advisor to the Chief of Mission. He is responsible for the direction of embassy security resources, budget, and personnel to facilitate the safe and successful conduct of U.S. diplomacy in Ireland.

They will share insights on their Foreign Service career, their work on diversity and inclusion, and offer advice for a successful career in foreign policy.

The Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series connects current and former career Civil and Foreign Service Officers with those considering or entering careers in foreign policy. This event is brought to you as part of an Una Chapman Cox Foundation project on American Diplomacy and the Foreign Service.

Learn more about Diverse Diplomacy at diversediplomacy.com.

This event will have live closed captioning.


Stacey C. Berg

Stacey Berg is a Diplomatic Security Special Agent currently serving as the Legislative Affairs Special Assistant for the Bureau for Diplomatic Security (DS), where she serves as the liaison between Congress and the Department of State for Security policy and legislation. She is passionate about serving the Department by protecting their greatest assets (people) and finding innovative ways to achieve America’s foreign policy overseas.
Stacey previously served as the Deputy Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, the Assistant RSO in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Kabul, Afghanistan, and passport and visa fraud investigator at DS’ Seattle Resident Office. Stacey started her career in the State Department as a member of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s protective detail.

Prior to the Foreign Service, Stacey was a Special Agent with the Air Force Office of Special Investigations. She earned her Master’s degree in forensic psychology with an emphasis in terrorism studies from John Jay College and her Bachelor’s degree in psychology with an emphasis in leadership from Mary Baldwin University. She speaks Spanish and is from Herndon, VA.

Kevin O. Gonzalez

Kevin O. Gonzalez is the Regional Security Officer (RSO) at the U.S. Embassy in Ireland. As the senior U.S. law enforcement attaché, Mr. Gonzalez is the principal security and law enforcement advisor to the Chief of Mission. He is responsible for the direction of embassy security resources, budget, and personnel to facilitate the safe and successful conduct of U.S. diplomacy in Ireland.

Prior to assuming his duties in Dublin, Mr. Gonzalez was an Assistant RSO in Baghdad, Iraq, which followed an assignment as an ARSO Investigator in Guangzhou, China. Previously, Mr. Gonzalez was a Desk Officer with the High Threat Programs Directorate at Diplomatic Security Headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia. He has also served as an ARSO in Maputo, Mozambique. He began his career with Diplomatic Security’s New York Field Office in 2008.

Prior to the Foreign Service, Mr. Gonzalez served in the United States Marine Corps, serving as a Marine Security Guard at the U.S. embassies in Belgium, Egypt, Finland, Turkey, and Niger. He earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Mr. Gonzalez is the recipient of numerous awards from the Marine Corps and the Department of State. The American Foreign Service Association presented Mr. Gonzalez its Sinclaire Language Award in 2017. He speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Mandarin. Mr. Gonzalez is a native of Los Angeles. He is married and has one daughter.