Patricia Cullen was born in Donabate, County Dublin. A graduate of University College Dublin, Nice University in France and George Washington University in Washington, D.C., Cullen is currently based at the Permanent Mission of Ireland to the UN as a diplomat.
Cullen has served her country at Irish embassies in Washington, D.C., Copenhagen and Paris. She has also worked extensively in the Anglo-Irish and political divisions in Dublin, and in the development cooperation division (also known as Irish Aid).
Cullen currently has special responsibility for development and economic affairs for Ireland at the UN.
“My Irish nationality is part and parcel of what inspires and motivates me in my work and in my life in general. It is essential to all that I do,” she says.
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