Augusta Babson Philbin is an International Visitor Exchange Specialist with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). In her seven years with the State Department, she has worked in the Office of International Visitors managing delegations of foreign leaders and opinion-makers on the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and in the Office of the Senior Advisor to the Secretary for Civil Society and Emerging Democracies as the public diplomacy lead. Prior to joining the State Department, Ms. Philbin worked at the Institute of International Education (IIE) and the Academy for Educational Development (AED) on the NGO side of international exchanges. She served as Project Director for the Study of the U.S. Institutes for Global Student Leaders program, the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Gifted Students Program, and the Distinguished Fulbright Awards in Teaching. Her overseas experiences include leading American students to Vietnam on six-week educational summer programs, volunteering in Southern India, studying abroad in Germany and England, and living overseas as a youth in Bangkok, Thailand, and Hanoi, Vietnam. She holds a B.A. from Williams College, a joint M.A. from King’s College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), and a Certificate in International Studies from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).