This month, the Center for Nonprofits & Philanthropy is celebrating Nicole Pompilio for our #alumnispotlight. Pompilio graduated from the Bush School in 2018 with a Master’s in Public Service Administration degree and a passion for helping future public servants find their desired career paths. The Bush School was a great fit for her graduate education because of the school’s emphasis on service and volunteerism. Nicole added, “I loved that the Bush School had volunteer opportunities built into the cultural thread of the school.” After graduating in 2018, she returned to the Bush School in 2020 to complete her Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management and gain the knowledge and experience needed to work with nonprofit partners.
Currently, Pompilio carries out her passion for helping future public servants as the Assistant Director of the University of Southern California’s Dornsife Center for the Political Future. Nicole’s role allows her to work directly with students interested in public service and cultivate their desired career goals through internships and research opportunities. Additionally, Nicole utilizes her role to expose students to guest speakers and panels that exhibit positive civil dialogue. Her passion for helping others can be traced back to her involvement with the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Foundation (HOBY), where she was able to support high school-aged students find their career goals by organizing professional development seminars. In closing, Nicole reminds Alumni and current students that “the Bush School is a special place with incredibly generous people who will go above and beyond to help you further your career and find a path where you will thrive.”
We are honored to call Nicole Pompilio one of our former students and are so proud she is working to continue President Bush’s wish to cultivate and educate future public servants.