Speakers

Darra Dirska

Branch Chief
Office of Private Sector Exchange
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
U.S. Department of State

Darra Dirska is a Branch Chief in the Office of Private Sector Exchange Program Administration (OPA) within the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) at the U.S. Department of State. Her portfolio includes programs in the Intern, Trainee, and Au Pair categories. Darra was previously a Compliance Officer in the Office of Exchange Coordination and Compliance prior to assuming her current role in OPA. Before joining the Department, Darra spent more than a decade working with J-1 visa sponsoring organizations where she was the Responsible Officer for programs in the Intern and Trainee categories.  Darra graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and is an alumna of the Teaching Assistant Program in France.

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  • Over 175 attendees from work travel, volunteer and au pair industry
  • 50+ business appointments
  • Educational sessions and industry updates