Victoria Olsa

Victoria became an EFM in 2000 when her spouse joined the Foreign Service. She joined AAFSW as a member in 2020 and became the AAFSW Foreign Born Spouse Group co-chair in 2022.

She currently works in the Secretary’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion as a Civil Service employee and prior to that was a USG contractor working in EUR-IO EX office at HST building.

Prior to these domestic assignments she was posted with her family in Sao Paulo, Riga, Tashkent, Brasilia, Podgorica, and Nairobi, where she was employed at U.S. Embassies and Consulates, twice as Community Liaison Office coordinator where she learned to advocate for EFMs and promote the importance of FS community connections and engagement with all the Foreign Service members including EFMs, MOHs, and LE Staff.

Victoria holds a Master’s degree in Digital Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in IT Management. She currently lives in Fairfax, Virginia, with her spouse, three sons, and three lovely pets, a cat, Musya and two dogs, Flopsy and Scruffy.