Kathleen Shea

Diplomatic Engagement Associate @ Meridian
Kathleen Q. Shea
Kathleen Shea

Kathleen Shea joined Meridian International Center as the organization’s first Diplomatic Engagement Associate in July 2018. Originally from Austin, Texas, Kathleen graduated cum laude from New York University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. Prior to working at Meridian, she interned at the U.S. Department of State through the Virtual Student Foreign Service program, where she managed social media channels for the U.S. East Asia and Pacific Media Hub. In 2016, she spent a semester at NYU’s portal campus in Shanghai, where she taught English to disadvantaged children through Stepping Stones China. Kathleen has also worked at EastWest Institute, EBY, and Think Bilingual Austin. She speaks conversational Mandarin and basic Korean.