Nan Forsyth Stewart BA ’69


Nan Forsyth Stewart BA ’69 writes: “Following graduation with a degree in French, I held numerous jobs, from legal secretary to accounting assistant at a Native American consortium on the Olympic coast of Washington to the Forest Service before undertaking graduate studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. I attained my master’s degree in international business with an emphasis on intercultural communication (French) in 1981. I worked for Nike for seven years, and in 1989, my husband, James Stewart, whom I married in 1974, joined the Foreign Service. I followed suit in 1994, becoming a consular officer in the U.S. diplomatic corps. During my career, I served in seven countries, the majority of which were in Africa. James and I retired to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 2012, but we continue to travel extensively. I still do work as a consular officer for the State Department abroad for as many as five or six months a year. We do not have children but enjoy our nieces and nephews, who frequently accompany us on our travels.”