EAS Alumus Jeffrey Loree
Jeffrey Loree grew up in the town of Lewiston, New York, just a stone’s throw from Niagara Falls and the Canadian border.
Interested in East Asia since high school, Jeff first studied abroad as an exchange student in Busan, South Korea during his senior year. After returning to the U.S., he continued his study of East Asia and enrolled in the Chinese Studies Department at the State University of New York at Albany. He spent the 1988-1989 academic year at Peking University and returned for graduate study in modern Chinese literature at the University of California, Los Angeles. After becoming a Ph.D. candidate in East Asian Languages and Cultures, Jeff started teaching 20th century Chinese language and literature at Georgetown University Washington, DC.
After recommending a career in the Foreign Service to several of his students, he was convinced that he should try it himself. Since leaving academia and joining the State Department, Jeff has served as Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing from 2004-2006 and Political and Economic Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Surabaya, Indonesia from 2007-2009.
August 28, 2009