The Presidential Management Fellowship Program (PMF) is the flagship leadership development program for advanced degree holders. The PMF offers full-time, two-year, paid rotational assignments to confront the nation’s most pressing challenges through public service. Come hear from two Nunn School alumni that began their careers as PMFs. They will share advice from their experience, discuss how the benefits of the PMF program have bolstered their careers, and offer tips for students making applications and navigating the selection process. GT’s Prestigious Fellowships Advisor and C2D2’s Graduate Career Advisor will also offer insight into the application and assessment process.
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Our Alumni Panelists:
Rachael Lammers is a Partner at McChrystal Group. She is responsible for the development and implementation of common architecture around all McChrystal Group products and services. Previously, she served as the firm’s Chief of Staff.
“I am a former civil servant and joined federal services in 2007 as a Presidential Management Fellow with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). During my tenure at ITA, I served the Deputy Under Secretary for International Trade and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Services Industries before joining the U.S. Commercial Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. In Afghanistan, I dedicated my efforts to creating a business enabling environment through trade and commercial policy reform, trade promotion, and private sector development.”
Lauren Kretz is a political-coned Foreign Service Officer currently serving as a Watch Officer in the State Department Operations Center in Washington, DC. Her overseas postings include Vice Consul at U.S. Embassy Stockholm and Human Rights Officer at U.S. Embassy Kinshasa. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Lauren worked as a Management and Program Analyst in the Policy Unit of Homeland Security Investigations. As a Presidential Management Fellow, she also did rotations as the Special Assistant to the U.S. Special Representative to Muslim Communities and Central Europe Desk Officer in CBP’s Office of International Affairs. Lauren holds Bachelor’s Degrees in International Studies and French from Emory University and a Master’s in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She originally hails from Eighty-Four, Pennsylvania.