Meet the Advising Team

Mae Cooper

Mae serves as a volunteer advisor for the Presidential Fellow program by providing feedback, support, and coaching to help the fellows in their professional development. Mae advises the fellows by cultivating professional competencies and identifying opportunities to support their growth as a cohort and within their fellows' placements. In her regular role at GW, she is the Learning and Development Manager in the Division of Development and Alumni Relations. In this role, she supports professional development for GW staff with a focus on fundraising, management, and collaboration skills.

Dr. 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.

Dr. Peter Konwerski

Peter Konwerski oversees the overall direction and activities of the Presidential Fellowship program in collaboration with university leadership, others on the Presidential Fellowship Advising Team, and the fellows. He facilitates opportunities for university leadership (trustees, vice presidents, deans), faculty, staff, and alumni (particularly Presidential Fellowship alumni) to be meaningfully engaged with the fellows, especially through career and professional development and mentorship activities.

Dr. 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.

Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder manages the overall direction and activities of the PF program in collaboration with university leadership, others on the Presidential Fellowship Advising Team, and the fellows. He facilitates the ongoing activities of the Presidential Fellowship Advising Team and oversees the recruitment, selection, and training processes.