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Friday, March 29, 2019
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 Truman Scholars Association generously sponsors the dinners for all finalists. 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
Joseph McShane, Chair -- President, Fordham University
Erik Pitchal -- Judge, New York City Family Court; 1993 Truman Scholar
Andrew Rich -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1991 Truman Scholar
Sara Shoener -- Senior Policy Advisor, Commission on Gender Equity, NYC Office of the Mayor; 2003 Truman Scholar
Tara Yglesias, Secretary -- Deputy Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1993 Truman Scholar
Lisette Nieves -- Partner, Lingo Ventures; 1990 Truman Scholar
Monica Bell -- Associate Professor, Yale Law School; 2002 Truman Scholar
Yahonnes Cleary -- Associate, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison; 1999 Truman Scholar