About Me

Welcome to You Can't Get There From Here!

I am Valdysses, a PD Officer in the U.S. Foreign Service and member of the 164th A-100 class.

My journey started in September of 2009 with the Foreign Service Written Exam.  Since then, I've taken and passed the QEP, the Oral Assessment, and the Turkish Language fluency test.  I've gotten my Masters degree, put on like 10 pounds of pure worry, shot hundreds of photographs, and sporadically blogged about all of it.

Stick around if you'd like to learn more about the application process, A-100 training, or intricacies of the Foreign Service itself.

In the meantime, here's where I've been so far: