Vallera Gibson is a career Foreign Service officer with 15 years of government service. Currently, she is a course coordinator and instructor for the orientation courses for new Foreign Service professionals. Gibson joined the Orientation Division at the Foreign Service Institute in March 2015.
Gibson is a Management career track officer and has previously served as a Vice Consul and Economic Officer in Haiti (2008-2010), Public Diplomacy Officer in Conakry, Guinea (2010-2012) and Management Officer in Brazzaville, Congo (2013-2015). She began her professional career as an Army officer and worked in the pharmaceutical industry before joining the State Department.
Gibson received her B.S. from Georgia College and State University, and her M.P.A. from Troy State University. She speaks French and Haitian-Creole. During her free time she enjoys working with public service organizations and riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle.