After enduring a competitive selection process, eight Bush School current and former students have been named finalists for the Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Class of 2022. Each finalist has up to twelve months to secure a PMF position with a U.S. federal agency.
Bush School finalists include:
- Michael Callahan (MIA ‘22)
- Demetria Charlifue (MIA ‘22)
- Autumn Clouthier (MIA ‘22)
- Hunter Malone (MIA ’21)
- Shelby Pence (MIA ’20)
- Emilee Pugh Bell (MPSA ‘22)
- AnnaLena Robinson (MPSA ‘22)
- Christella Samuel (MIA ‘22)
”The Bush School put a reverence for selfless service at the center of my education, preeminent to successfully leading others in the public sphere. As a PMF, I’m confident the professional experience I gain will be grounded in the foundational values imparted to me during my time in College Station,” said Malone.
The PMF program, an initiative of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, provides leadership development and federal work opportunities to advanced degree candidates in a variety of disciplines. PMF fellows receive formal interactive leadership training, participate in a four to six month developmental assignment, and move through a noncompetitive pipeline to permanent or term positions within the federal government. In addition, PMF fellows enjoy full compensation throughout the duration of the program as well as promotion potential.
“My selection as a PMF finalist is only possible because of the invaluable lessons in leadership, public service, and international affairs I have learned at the Bush School. I am honored to be a finalist, and I intend to use this opportunity to begin my public service career and uphold President George H. W. Bush’s legacy of service to the American people,” said Samuel.
PMF fellows work in a variety of U.S. government agencies, including the Department of State, Department of Defense, Customs and Border Protection, NASA, and the National Institutes of Health.
By Micaela Burrow