U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power visits ECHO

By Christine Souders | csouders@nexstar.tv

Published 05/18 2014 08:35PM

Updated 05/18 2014 08:47PM

BURLINGTON, VT- After delivering the Commencement Speech at UVM, US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power stopped by Echo this Sunday afternoon.

Power talked with community members about politics and foreign affairs.

Before becoming ambassador, and member of President Obama's Cabinet, she worked as a journalist covering war in the former Yugoslavia.

Eventually she went on to work for a then, Senator Barack Obama during his campaign, then his presidential, and now serves on the U.N.

Burlington High School Model U.N. moderated the event.

"I feel really thankful for having the opportunity to come to this country as well as there are thousands of immigrants out there. So i'm, it's awesome meeting someone who works for the United Nations. I wish I could talk to her more," said Fabiola Mujomba, Burlington High School Student.

Students from the group "Diversity Rocks" also showed their film  "I am the world" to the crowd.

As ambassador, Power has focused on international human rights and conflict work.

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