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Spotlight on Community: The Austrian Honorary Consulate in Seattle

Submitted by Michael Neininger on December 10, 2018 - 2:26pm
Eva Kammel, Austrian Honorary Consulate in Seattle
Eva Kammel, Austrian Honorary Consulate in Seattle

The Honorary Consulate of Austria for WA, ID, MT in Seattle assists Austrians in consular issues, and promotes cultural and business opportunities. Events throughout the year are organized by the Honorary Consulate together with the Austria Club of WA, demonstrating the rich history and culture such as the recent commemoration of “100 Jahre Republik Österreich”, featuring Prof. David Large from UC Berkeley’s Austrian Studies Program. A special highlight is the annual Viennese Ball, coming up on March 2, 2019. Regularly students participating in the “Spring in Vienna Program” are invited by the UW German Department to attend this fun event and to get a taste of the cherished tradition before they leave for Vienna. Check out www.austrianconsulateseattle.org for more information!

Honorary Consul Eva Kammel is excited having the opportunity to represent her home country and to support the Austrian Community in the Pacific NW since 2014. She is especially interested in working with local organizations to share the culture and to foster Austrian traditions and the German Language.

Eva was born and raised in Vienna, studied Mathematics and Physics at the University of Vienna, and devoted her professional carrier to education, especially for girls in STEM subjects. She and her family moved to the United States in 1994 because of her husband Peter’s appointments at UC Berkeley, then UIUC in Urbana-Champaign, IL, and since 2010 at UW Seattle.  Eva works currently as Mathematics Instructor at Cascadia College in Bothell. In her spare time, she and Peter love to be outdoors either skiing or hiking in the mountains or kayaking in the Puget Sound.  

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