Katie Stanton leaves State Dept. for Twitter

State Department special adviser and former White House staffer Katie Stanton is leaving government to work for Twitter.

Stanton worked on new media strategies for President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign and served as White House director of citizen participation until moving to Foggy Bottom in December to help the State Department use social media for diplomatic outreach.

Appropriately, Stanton announced her career switch in a Tweet.

“Today’s my last day in govt! Have enjoyed my experiences @whitehouse & @statedept. My next adventure will be @twitter in SF! #CAHereICome!,” Stanton tweeted Friday. Her State Department Twitter account appears to have been deleted at the time of this posting.

Stanton told WaPo she’ll be a vice president for international business strategy and operations starting in August. She previously worked at Google and Yahoo Finance.