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Friday, March 31, 2017
New York, New York
Interviewing finalists from New York and Rhode Island

Fordham University at Lincoln Center
President's Dining Room and Plaza View Room (12th floor)
113 West 60th Street at the corner of Columbus Avenue
New York City, NY

This panel will convene at 9:00 a.m. 

For the past several years, the Truman Scholars Association (an organization of Truman Scholar alumni) has hosted pre-interview dinners in the interview cities the night prior to the finalist interviews. The dinners are informal, fun, optional events for the finalists and a few Truman alumni hosts (interview panelists do not attend). The dinner locations are chosen at relatively inexpensive restaurants close to the venue where the students will be interviewed, and each person attending the dinner covers his or her own meal and transportation expenses. All finalists will be contacted by their interview city’s Truman host shortly after the official finalist announcement; if you wish to attend the dinner, please plan to be available for dinner around 7 p.m. in your interview city the evening before your interview.

Panel Members
Thomas Griesa, Chair -- Judge, US District Court
Dave Chokshi -- Assistant Vice President, NYC Health and Hospitals Corporation; 2002 Truman Scholar
Joseph McShane -- President, Fordham University
Lisette Nieves -- Founding Partner, Lingo Ventures; 1990 Truman Scholar
Jenn Onofrio -- Manager, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; 2006 Truman Scholar
Andrew Rich -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1991 Truman Scholar
Sara Shoener -- Senior Research Supervisor, New York City Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice; 2003 Truman Scholar
Jeff Toobin -- Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Senior Analyst, CNN; 1980 Truman Scholar
Tara Yglesias, Secretary -- Deputy Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1993 Truman Scholar