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Brooks MPA student Yeona Choi named 2023 Presidential Management Fellow Finalist

Yeona Choi MPA '23
April 15, 2023

Yeona Choi MPA ’23 has been named a finalist for the 2023 Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program. The PMF Program is a highly selective and prestigious two-year training and leadership development program administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. It was established in 1977 by President Jimmy Carter to attract outstanding citizen-scholars from a variety of academic disciplines and career paths who have an interest in and commitment to, excellence in the leadership and management of public policies and programs. Fellows are selected based on their commitment to civic engagement and leadership potential.

This year, over 10,000 applicants applied for the PMF Program, and Choi is among the 850 finalists selected and two at Cornell University. “I am incredibly grateful to be recognized as a 2023 PMF finalist. I am excited about the possibility of joining a community of passionate leaders dedicated to advancing the public interest. I look forward to the next couple of months as I connect with other PMF finalists and alumni and see where this opportunity takes me. I look forward to this next chapter in my professional journey,” said Choi.

Choi is a second-year Brooks MPA student concentrating in Social Policy. While pursuing her Master in Public Administration, Choi has continued her career in non-profit development. She currently works as a grants assistant at the Commonwealth Fund, a private foundation dedicated to affordable and quality health care for all. Her hometown is Los Angeles, California.

Congratulations, Yeona!