Marjorie Rapp

Maryland School of Public Policy
Class of 2014

Marjorie started her career as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department in 2014. Her first post is Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, where she serves as a Vice Consul and enjoys learning about the unique culinary and musical culture of the border region. She previously worked for the State Department as a Program Analyst with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security while studying for her Master’s in International Security and Economic Policy at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy.

Marjorie’s interest in the Foreign Service stemmed from her undergraduate studies of international relations and the Middle East at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning her undergraduate degree, Marjorie joined the U.S. Peace Corps, spending three years in rural Morocco as a health educator. During her service, Marjorie helped implement peer education programs with local middle school students. She also promoted health education in primary schools, girls’ boarding school dormitories, and women’s literacy classes. Utilizing her administrative skills, Marjorie also contributed to projects focusing on improvements in Peace Corps training resources and processes.

Marjorie is from New Bern, NC. She is proficient in Tashlheit (Berber), Modern Standard Arabic, and Spanish.