From the peanut fields of Alabama to the Foreign Service

On this week’s episode of “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev,” Jimmy Mauldin, a Foreign Service officer currently serving in India, talks about his unlikely path from the peanut fields of Alabama to American diplomacy, and about raising a family in the Foreign Service.

Mauldin also talks about his experience with the written and oral Foreign Service exams, the training he received, and serving in Pakistan, where he was separated from his wife, Jennifer, and their four children. Jennifer joins him to discuss being a spouse in the Foreign Service.

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