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Wednesday, March 9th, 2022
San Francisco, California
Interviewing finalists from California

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

Kevin Higgins, Chair -- Chief Judge, Sparks, Nevada Justice Court; Former Chief Deputy Attorney General for Nevada; 1980 Truman Scholar

Brooks Allen -- Education Policy Advisor to the Governor and Executive Director, California State Board of Education; 1996 Truman Scholar

Sanjay Basu -- Director of Research, Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care; 2001 Truman Scholar

Elizabeth Hill -- Superior Court Judge, State of California; 1996 Truman Scholar

Ron Towns -- Assistant Principal, Oakland Unified School District; 2007 Truman Scholar

Heidi Williams -- Charles R. Schwab Professor of Economics, Stanford University; 2002 Truman Scholar

Dr. Terry Babcock-Lumish, Secretary -- Executive Secretary, Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation; 1996 Truman Scholar