Department of Economics

Mitchell Ferguson

  • Graduated: 1992
  • Field: Government

Mitchell Ferguson, who graduated with a Honor’s and a BA in economics in 1992, is a foreign service officer at the U.S. Department of State(opens in new window) in Washington, D.C. where he is currently working with a team to renegotiate the terms of trade for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He took the Foreign Service Officer(opens in new window) Test twice, passed it the second time, and started working for the State Department. As an Economic Officer for the U.S. Department of State, Mitchell Ferguson has been assigned to Embassies around the world, tasked with advancing U.S. economic policy with foreign counterparts. Economic diplomacy includes informing U.S. policy makers on host-country economic conditions, as well as presenting U.S. positions to host-country officials.

He was the Counselor of Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in La Paz, Bolivia, before he took his current assignment in D.C. Mitch has also served in Colombia, South Africa, Mexico, Washington, Angola, and El Salvador.  (Last Updated 10/16/13)