PenDragon - the official magazine of Lyford Cay International School PenDragon Vol 4, Spring 2018 - Page 22

ALUMNI NOTES WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR BEST EXPERIENCE TO DATE IN YOUR ROLE AS CONSUL GENERAL? AN INTERVIEW WITH Astra Armbrister-Rolle (1999–2002) Consul General, Consulate of The Bahamas, Atlanta, GA Former Director of Development at Bahamas National Trust (BNT) HOW WAS THE TRANSITION FROM WORKING IN FUNDRAISING TO DIPLOMACY? As the Director of Development at the BNT, my role had so much to do with networking, making connections and really selling the story of the BNT. It is almost the same work as the Consul General. Now, it is just on a larger scale because I’m selling the story of The Bahamas, and that story matches what the administration of the day is trying to accomplish, which is currently economic development. Anywhere I go, any leads that I have, the story that I’m selling to the rest of the world, or in my jurisd