Kyla Brooke, the new Diplomat in Residence for the New York Metro area, is a career Foreign Service Officer with over sixteen years of experience across the U.S. Department of State. She is excited to spend the next two years as part of the City College Colin Powell School community and looks forward to meeting students to discuss internships, fellowships, and careers in the State Department.
Kyla has served in a variety of assignments, most recently as an Eagleburger Fellow at Citibank, focusing on sovereign, ESG, and blended financing. Previously she was the Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, where she oversaw a team covering the full range of bilateral economic issues. She was also an Adviser for ECOSOC at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, negotiating on issues ranging from human rights to development finance. Prior to that she was the Deputy Counter Narcotics Officer in Kabul Afghanistan, the Economic Officer in The Hague, Netherlands, and her first assignment was as a Consular Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Kyla began her career as a Pickering Fellow, serving on the Venezuela desk in the Office of Andean Affairs and in Gaborone, Botswana in the Pol/Econ Section.
Kyla graduated from Yale University with an M.A. in Diplomacy and International Relations, with a focus on international business and law. She holds a B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Communications and Political Science. She served as a term member on the Council of Foreign Relations from 2016-2021.