PAF News

Volunteers at School Without Walls on Freshmen Day of Service 2017

Presidential Fellows Participate in the 9th Annual Freshman Day of Service & Convocation

October 25, 2017

Over GW 2,200 students, faculty, and staff - including the Presidential Fellows - participated in GW’s ninth annual Freshman Day

Searching for the Presidential Fellow 2018-20 Cohort

October 25, 2017

This year, the Recruitment and Selection Committees combined to create a more streamlined process for managing the outreach proc

Managing up is a PAF competency.

Managing Up: The Key to Creating a Better Work Environment

October 25, 2017

Dor and I presented on the professional development competency of Managing Up.

PAF Helen Christy Powell

From Interest to Profession: Countering Violent Extremism at the Center for Cyber and Homeland SEcurity

October 25, 2017

As a Master’s candidate in Security Policy Studies at the Elliott School, I am excited to continue my academic pursuits in national security.

PAF Emily Somberg in Paris

Paris: City of Opposites

October 25, 2017

The path to my research focus has not been an expected one.


Presidential Fellows Welcome Alumni and President LeBlanc During Colonials Weekend Reception

October 25, 2017

The Presidential Fellowship celebrated our own annual family reunion on Friday, October 20th during GW’s Colonials Weekend. The current Fellows, the Advising Team, and dozens of alumni and guests gathered together to chat, celebrate the program’s legacy, and toast to the future of the program. We were also joined by GW’s new president, Dr. Thomas LeBlanc.

New Academic Year Brings Emphasis on Presidential Fellows’ Development and Innovation

September 20, 2017

The Presidential Fellows participated in a week-long session of training, service, and a retreat to prepare for the new academic year.

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Presidential Fellows Host President LeBlanc During Fall Training

September 19, 2017

The fellows, advising team, and President LeBlanc spent some time getting to know one another with an icebreaker (in which we learned President LeBlanc has eaten a reptile and would like the opportunity to create a society on another planet).

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Presidential Fellows Summer Reflections

September 19, 2017

PAFs Dor Hirsh Bar Gai and Emily Somberg recount their incredibly rewarding summer experiences

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Presidential Fellows Volunteer on Move-In Day with President LeBlanc

September 19, 2017

On fall Move-In Day, the Presidential Fellows volunteered at the F Street House, where they served refreshments to new students and families.

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New Year, New Placement

September 19, 2017

This year I started a placement at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences in the Department for Clinical Research and Leadership (CRL).

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Academic Research Spotlight: Should We Privatize the DC Metro? A Study

September 19, 2017

This summer, I took a class titled Privatization, Nationalization and Public-Private-Partnership at GW’s School of Business, to consider the issue of privatizing transportation more analytically, less politically, and with more nuance. Ultimately, I wanted to provide a more informed response if someone asked me again about privatizing DC’s struggling metro system.


Graduating PAF, Max Tingle, Releases New Album

May 31, 2017

Recent PAF graduate, Max Tingle, is pursuing music after finishing his Master’s of Public Administration.

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With PAF at Helm, Cesar Chavez Day a Great Success

May 31, 2017

As part of her placement at the Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service, PAF Marisa Cordon, had the opportunity to plan Cesar Chavez Day 2017.


New PAFs Transition to the Program

May 31, 2017

On Tuesday, April 18th we held our annual transition meeting. Led by first-year fellows Marisa and Zunara, we introduced the incoming cohort to the PAF program and had our first opportunity as a large group of three cohorts with the PAT to get to know the new PAFs.