PAF News

2017 capstones

Graduating PAFs Present on their Capstone Research

May 31, 2017

Graduating PAFs presented throughout the April and May on their unique capstone projects, culminating in concluding their scholarship and research in their respective Master's programs.


Graduating PAFs Look Back, with Laughs, Service, and Friendship on their Growth and #OnlyatGW Legacy

May 31, 2017

Graduating PAFs reflect on their experience with each other as graduate students, GW students, and PAFs.

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PAF Program Celebrates Graduating PAFs and the New Cohort

May 31, 2017

On Friday, May 19th, amidst all the festivities of commencement, the graduating PAFs were celebrated and the incoming PAFs were welcomed at the annual PAF Commencement Reception.

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Meet the 2017-19 Presidential Administrative Fellowship Cohort

May 31, 2017

We are thrilled to announce the 2017-19 cohort: Matthew Basista, Gabriela (Gaby) Madrid, Helen Christy Powell, Emily Somberg, and Ian Tang.

2016-17 report

PAF 2016-2017 Annual Report

May 31, 2017

We are thrilled to share with you our 2016-17 Annual Report!

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PAFs Discuss Fundraising and Leadership in Philanthropy with PAF Alumna Heather Malkin Nesle

May 01, 2017

During the weekly meeting on Tuesday, April 25th, the PAFs had the pleasure of speaking with and learning from Heather Malkin Nesle, CCAS BA ’97, GWSB MTA ’99, who is currently the President of the New York Life Foundation.


PAFs Launch Cross-Departmental Grassroots Advocacy Grant Competition

May 01, 2017

This semester, second-year PAF Katie Wynne and first-year PAF Marisa Cordon launched Campaigning for Change, a new cross-departmental initiative to teach participants about community organizing and advocacy.


On Perspective as a Professional Development Competency

May 01, 2017

During the weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 28th, I presented on the professional development competency of Perspective.

PAFs reflect on experiences made possible by the PAF Professional and Academic Development Fund

May 01, 2017

Check out our graduating PAFs’ reflections on how they used the PAF Professional and Academic Development Fund, made possible by generous gifts from alumni to support their involvement with events by the UN Foundation and GW’s Research Days!

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Time Management tips from our Professional Development Advisor

May 01, 2017

During our last time management tip, PAF Professional Development Advisor Mae Cooper discussed how to distinguish between the urgency and importance of activities in our work and personal lives.

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Alex’s Trail Recommendations

March 31, 2017

Hi Friends, I’ve done three marathons in the past and to train I run a different route every day of the week in D.C. to make my runs fresh and exciting!

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Zinhle Hosts Film Screening in Paris, During Short-Term Abroad

March 31, 2017

In Zinhle's final semester at GW, she signed up for the “Globalization in the Media” short-term abroad course through the School of Media and Public Affairs program. With the support of the PAF Professional and Academic Development Fund, she participated in the course in Paris, France, over spring break.

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Marcus teaches GW Medicine Residents and Interns about Health Disparities in D.C.

March 31, 2017

Over winter break, Marcus was offered an incredible academic opportunity to teach a course entitled “Washington, D.C. through a Medical Lens” to over 100 GW Internal Medicine residents and interns.

PAFs' Alternative Spring Breaks

March 31, 2017

Over spring break, Alec, Marisa, Max, and Zunara had the opportunity to serve domestically and internationally as Learning Partners for GW’s Alternative Service Breaks program, with issues ranging from disaster relief and sustainability, to animal rights and homelessness.

PAFs meet BOT Chair

A Conversation on Problem-Solving and Creativity with GW Board Chair Nelson Carbonell

March 31, 2017

Nelson Carbonell, Chair of the GW Board of Trustees, joined the PAF weekly meeting on Tuesday, March 7th for a discussion on problem-solving and creativity.