Truman Albright Program, 2013-14
Beginning in September 2013, fourteen Truman Scholars entered the Foundation's Truman-Albright Fellows program. This program is for Truman Scholars who are in between undergraduate and graduate school. The Fellows who participate in the program are employed full-time in public service in Washington, DC, either with the federal government or in the nonprofit sector. Fellows also participate in professional development workshops where they hear about the experiences of senior public service leaders and benefit from their professional advice. Each Truman-Albright Fellow is also assigned a more seasoned Truman Scholar to be his or her mentor. The program is generously supported by the Truman Foundation's President, Madeleine Albright.
As part of this year's Truman-Albright Program, the 2013-14 Truman-Albright Fellows have had the opportunity to meet with:
-- Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State, and President of the Truman Scholarship Foundation
-- Tess Bridgeman (CA, 02), Special Assistant to the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State
-- Steven Cohen, Attorney and activist; member of the Truman Scholarship Foundation's Board of Trustees
-- Laura Cordero, District of Columbia U.S. Superior Court Judge; member of the Truman Scholarship Foundation's Board of Trustees
-- Chris Lu, former Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary for President Barack Obama
-- Jeff Navin (SD, 96), former Acting Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Energy
-- Margot Rogers (VA, 86), former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Education
-- Darci Vetter (NE, 95), Deputy Under Secretary in the Office of the Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services, U.S.D.A.
-- Eric Waldo, Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of Education; Secretary Duncan's representative to the Truman Scholarship Foundation's Board of Trustees