As a recipient of a Fulbright Grant to teach English in Paris, as well as a State Department Rangel Fellowship, Stanislas Phanord is slated to join the U.S. Foreign Service as a Political Officer in the summer of 2017. Originally born in Haiti, Stan moved to the United States at the age of 3 and was raised in the low-income communities of Mattapan and Dorchester in Boston, MA. Fostering a passion for public service from his experiences as a child he studied Political Science with a concentration in International and Comparative Politics at Northeastern University.
During his time at Northeastern, Stan had the opportunity to do research co-ops at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland and a locally run human rights office in Saint Louis, Senegal. He also had the opportunity to study French and Arabic on exchange programs to Morocco and France. In preparation for a career with the State Department, Stan spent the past two summers interning at the Human Rights Commission of Congress and the U.S. Embassy in Cameroon in that order. While at U.S. Embassy Yaoundé he managed the human rights portfolio and wrote cables on the political climate in Cameroon. He is an M.P.A. candidate at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs concentrating in Urban and Social Policy, and specializing in Media, Advocacy, and Communications. He speaks French and Haitian Creole.