Foreign Service Officer,
U.S. Department of State
Keome (pronounced Key-men) currently serves as a Watch Officer in the U.S. Department of State Operations Center, where he monitors events, prepares briefs for senior department officials, and helps facilitate communication between the Department and the rest of the world. Starting in August 2023, he will move to the Bureau of East Asian Officers and serve as a desk officer for South Korea. He is also a Foreign Service Officer and previously served in China and Pakistan. He previously worked as a foreign policy fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives and city government in Fort Worth, Texas. Rowe earned a Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) and an M.A. in international relations along with Certificates of Advanced Study in security studies and conflict resolution, all from Syracuse University, and obtained a bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University. He speaks fluent Mandarin, Urdu, and Spanish.