Two Fels MPA students selected as Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) finalists

Patrick Gushue (MPA ‘24) and Meg Turner (MPA ‘24)

Two Fels Master of Public Administration students were selected as Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) finalists, the US federal government’s prestigious two-year leadership development program for advanced degree candidates. Patrick Gushue (MPA ‘24) and Meg Turner (MPA ‘24) were chosen as part of 825 finalists out of over 7,000 domestic and international applications for the Class of 2024.

As finalists, Meg and Patrick are eligible for prestigious two-year fellowship positions within a federal agency. During their appointments, they will have access to leadership development and cohort-based training.

"The Presidential Management Fellows Program is an exciting opportunity for me to further advance my commitment to public service,” said Meg. “I am so grateful to Fels for equipping me with the quantitative analysis skills and professional network that will inform my work as a fellow and my professional career beyond."

Patrick shared that PMF “is an excellent leadership opportunity for those aspiring to address current and future government challenges.” He acknowledges Fels “for opening the door to this opportunity and providing the toolkit for my success as a future government leader.”

Each year, Fels produces competitive PMF candidates and numerous finalists who pursue their goals of working in the federal government. To learn more about applying for the 2025 cohort, students are encouraged to attend the Fels PMF information session at the beginning of the fall 2024 semester.

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