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Rockefeller Graduate Students and Alumni Named
PMF Semifinalists

Seven Rockefeller College graduate students and alumni have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious and highly competitive Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF).  

Recently named as PMF semifinalists were:

  • Tolulope Bamwo, MPA Class of 2014
  • David Cohen, MPA '12
  • Zachary DesJardin, BA '11
  • Emily Delehanty, MPA Class of 2014
  • Frank McStay, MPA Class of 2014
  • Manny Pardo, MPA Class of 2013 (Degree to be conferred in December)
  • Brian Peter, MPA '11

The Presidential Management Fellowship 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.

Becoming a Presidential Management Fellow is a multi-phase process. The next stage for the semifinalists will be an in-person interview/assessment in Washington, D.C. Finalists will be selected in spring and will attend the PMF Finalists' Job Fair. For more information on the Presidential Management Fellowship, visit