Student Spotlight

Presidential Management Fellows Program Selects 8 SIPA Students and Alumni for 2024

Posted Apr 23 2024
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Congratulations to the eight SIPA students and alumni selected to join the Presidential Management Fellows Class of 2024!

This year’s SIPA-affiliated finalists include current students Bukuru Anastazie MPA ’24, Reed Cohen MPA ’24, Allison Dodakian MPA-DP ’24, Roland A. Gillah MIA’24, Rebecca A. Hinkhouse MIA ’24, Benjamin N. Ritter MIA ’24, and Ishan Talukdar MIA ’24. They are joined by alumnus Jude A. Jordan MIA ’23.

The prestigious program, which is overseen by the federal Office of Personnel Management, received 7,193 applications from around the world. The pool of 825 Finalists for 2024 represents 102 different degree programs across 264 academic institutions worldwide.

All told, Columbia University had 27 Finalists across seven schools, with SIPA accounting for eight of the 27.

The SIPA selectees represent multiple MIA and MPA concentrations, including Energy and Environment and International Security Policy, as well as the MPA in Development Practice.

Established in the 1970s, the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program is the federal government's flagship leadership development program for holders of graduate degrees. Participants, who represent varied academic disciplines and diverse segments of American society, typically work at one or more federal agencies for two years. Some go on to careers in government while others pursue leadership positions in the private or nonprofit sector — or, increasingly, some combination of the three.