Cassandra (Payton) Divjak

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Ms. Cassandra Divjak has served as a U.S. Diplomat since 2011. Prior to joining the State Department, she traveled extensively in Russia, Ukraine, and in Eastern Europe in various capacities for American Councils. (08/2019)

Career: U.S. State Department Foreign Service Officer, Banja Luka, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bogota, Columbia; Tbilisi, Georgia, and Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Previously: Regional Director for Southeast Europe, American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELs.

Where you are now: Sarajevo.

Languages: Russian, Ukrainian, Slovene, BCMS, Georgian, Spanish

Countries lived in: Russia, Ukraine, Slovenia, Serbia, Colombia, Georgia, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Favorite places: anywhere in Dalmatia or Istria, Lagodekhi, Georgia

Hobbies: Dancing, laughing at my children, learning new things

Favorite food: ćevapi na kajmaku, mangoes

Favorite drinks: mint tea

Favorite saying: Ko rano rani, dve sreće grabi! 'Whoever gets up early, gets lucky twice!'

Favorite books: Absurdistan, A Confederacy of Dunces

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