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Rockefeller Students and Alumni Selected as Presidential Management Fellowship Semi-finalists

Eight Rockefeller College graduate students and alumni have been selected as semi-finalists for the prestigious and highly competitive Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF).

The program was established by Executive Order in 1977 to attract to the federal service outstanding men and women from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths, who have a clear interest in, and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. By drawing graduate students and alumni from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, the PMF Program provides a continuing source of trained men and women to meet the future challenges of public service. Fellows perform valuable service to the nation while jump-starting their careers. They receive full salary and benefits as well as challenging assignments, rotations, feedback on their work, and professional development opportunities.

Joining the Class of 2013 semi-finalists are:

  • Kristin Butler Aveille, BA '08, MPA '11
  • David Cohen, MPA '12
  • Tara Heffernan, MPA '12
  • Rachel Jones, MPA Class of 2013
  • Min Kim MPA, '12
  • Megan Oberst, MPA Class of 2013
  • Amanda Setaro, MPA '11
  • Kate Williams, MPA Cass of 2013

Becoming a Presidential Management Fellow is a multi-phase process. The next stage for the semi-finalists will be an in-person interview/assessment in Washington, D.C or other locations across the country. Finalists will be selected in Spring and will attend the PMF Finalists' Job Fair in the Washington, D.C. metro area. For more information on the Presidential Management Fellowship, visit