Meet the Advising Team

Toby Davidow

Toby Davidow administers the day-to-day operations of the Presidential Fellowship program in collaboration with others on the Presidential Fellowship Advising Team. Her role includes recruitment, selection, orientation and ongoing career and professional development activities. She also serves as the main point of contact for inquiries and program activities for the fellows, Preceptors and other university stakeholders.

Marva Gumbs Jennings

Marva returns to the Presidential Fellowship program in the role of Program Director. She served previously in the early years of the PAF program to build the program and support PAF cohorts and currently is the managing director for strategic and interdisciplinary career services initiatives for the Center for Career Services. In this role, she oversees two fellowship programs and works extensively to enhance the career development and employer network experience for student veterans, students with disabilities and seasoned alumni. As program director, Marva is pleased to be working with the Presidential Fellowship program to build on its significant history in the life of GW and support the program as it continues to evolve.

Kathryn Newcomer

Kathryn Newcomer represents Academic Affairs in the administration of the Presidential Fellowship program. She promotes and encourages high academic performance of all the fellows through participation in meetings and retreats and provides academic advice to the fellows when requested.