Ms. Hadda Recently concluded a 31-year career as a U.S. diplomat specializing in economic affairs. Over a 31-year career, she had assignments in Taipei, Taiwan; London, UK; Wellington, NZ; Kabul, Afghanistan; and Rome, Italy.
She also worked in various capacities in Washington, including as an Associate Dean at the U.S. State Department-run Foreign Service Institute, a fellow in the U.S. Congress, and a trade negotiator in the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, a branch of the White House. Her final diplomatic posting was as Consul General in Hyderabad, India.
Born and raised in New York City, Ms. Hadda received a B.A. in Sociology from Smith College and a Master’s in International Affairs degree from Columbia University. She studied Mandarin Chinese in Taiwan as a graduate student and a Italian as a diplomat, and has working proficiency in both languages.
As a senior diplomat who closely observed the work of government officials in a variety of countries, Ms. Hadda understands the importance of informed decision making as is delighted to serve on the IASCC board.