Company: United States Congress
Location: Washington, CA
Dr. Diane E. Watson started her career as a teacher in 1956 and worked as an elected official for 25 years. She then served in the California State Senate for 20 years and was appointed by then-President Clinton as an ambassador of the Federated States of Micronesia in the North Pacific below Guam. She retired on December 31, 2010 after a 36-year political career. Dr. Watson last served as a U.S. Representative for t the 33rd Congressional District for Los Angeles, Ca., including Culver City, Hollywood, and Silver Lakes. Additionally, she chaired the Health and Human Services for California State Senate for 17 years. In her role, Dr. Watson was responsible for implementing policies and procedures on health care, social services, education and housing, consulting with the public, and overseeing the government and foreign affairs. She attributes all the success she experienced throughout her career to her education, goal-oriented nature and the support she receives from her family. Dr. Watson earned a Ph.D. in educational administration at Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in education at California State University, Los Angeles, and an Associate of Arts at Los Angeles Community College District. She keeps abreast of changes in her field through her affiliation with the United Teachers Los Angeles, National Urban League, National Education Association, NAACP, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Council of American Ambassadors.
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