Oscar Baez is a Foreign Service Officer with the US Department of State. He has served in the Executive Secretariat’s Operations Center, the State Department’s 24-hour nerve center, where he prepared briefings for the Secretary and supported crisis-response task forces. Overseas, he has served as Human Rights Officer in the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, as Vice Consul in China, and on temporary assignments in Angola, Belgium, and Haiti. Prior to his work in the State Department, Mr. Baez worked on communications in the Obama White House, on education and foreign policy in the US Senate and for various nonprofit organizations focused on immigrants’ and minority rights. A polyglot himself, Mr. Baez has researched the intersection between language and social inclusion worldwide. Oscar’s family immigrated to Boston from the Dominican Republic, and he became a naturalized US citizen in college. He has a BA in Political Science from Amherst College and a Master’s in Public
Policy from Harvard University.