Brett Pittsley: DASI Secretary, 2020-21
Position at DASI: Secretary
Nationality: United States of America
Previous Education: BA in International Studies – The Ohio State University
Having grown up in a very small town outside of Buffalo, New York, I was always fascinated with what the rest of the world had to offer. Upon graduating high school I joined the United States Army, and this is when I was finally able to see more of the world than the little town I grew up. In 2013, I was selected to work at the White House Communications Agency, and this is where my love for International Relations emanated, and thus, my motivation to study at the Vienna School of International Studies. My first year at the Diplomatic Academy has been extremely transformative for me, as it is my first time having lived somewhere other than the United States. I plan to use my experiences of working in communications to maintain a fluent and constructive relationship between the student body and the academic administration.
As your DASI-Team, we envision the DA of the future as an inclusive and welcoming environment with a prosperous community life that embraces environmental sustainability and digital innovation. As Secretary, communication will be my main role. It will be my responsibility to keep the student body informed on all matters pertaining to the Academy. I believe communication is extremely important, and as your Secretary, I will use my experience in communications as well as my sense of humor to always keep students on top of what is going on in the DA Community in an enjoyable manner. We will also work as a team towards implementing the ambitious goals we set forth in our policy manifesto.