"Patience and perseverance are critical for a career in international diplomacy" says Ria Sen (India). Ria works as a Preparedness and Resilience Officer in the TEChnology Division of the World Food Programme. Ria holds an MSc in Media, Communication, and Development London School of Economics and we asked her a few quick questions.
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What do you like most about your job?
I love that I can support national governments in meeting their emergency telecoms “readiness” goals. These efforts ultimately contribute to enhanced resilience and recovery post-disaster.
An unusual or surprising fact about yourself?
I have a keen academic interest in ancient Egyptian studies, particularly architecture and myths!
The best advice you ever received? The worst?
The best advice I received was that patience and perseverance are critical for a career in international diplomacy. The worst advice was not to aspire for a career in programmatic work. Originally coming from a communications background, with passion and self-learning, the transition is indeed very much possible!
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