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Albert James "A.J." DeGarmo

Washington D.C.

Albert DeGarmo was raised in Texas and moved to Washington D.C. to complete his master's degree in global governance, politics and security from American University's School of International Service. He has worked in the United States and abroad with the U.S. State Department, serving as special assistant to U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and as a technology transfer consultant for the Hungarian National Innovation Office.

After completing his master’s degree, DeGarmo was selected as a Presidential Management Fellow, a highly selective federal developmental program, and joined the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as an international relations specialist. His work focuses on the Agency’s environmental space satellite program. He serves as the primary liaison between NOAA and the French Space Agency (CNES), and he represents the U.S. government on working committees for the Group on Earth Observations.

While at Texas State University, DeGarmo studied political science. He was involved with several student organizations and facilitated the inaugural session of Cat Camp. His time at Texas State culminated with his term as student body president from 2011-2012.

DeGarmo is an avid supporter of Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders, which aids and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth in the Washington D.C. metropolitan region.