The White Hosue Annouces Semi-Finalists for 2000-2001 White House Fellowships

Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release
March 6, 2000
CONTACT: Jacqueline Blumenthal,
Directory, (202) 395-7474


Ninety-three outstanding men and women have advanced to the second round of competition for a White House Fellowship, America's most prestigious fellowship for leadership and public service. The semi-finalists include an astronaut, a space physicist and an aerospace engineer; six school teachers and a principal; three dot-com executives; a theater manager and, for the first time, brothers both majors in the U.S. Army.

White House Fellows spend a year serving the President as full-time paid special assistants to members of the Cabinet and senior White House staff. The more than 500 alumni of the program have gone on to become leaders in all fields of endeavor, fulfilling the fellowship's mission to encourage active citizenship and service to the nation. Previous Fellows include: Colin L. Powell, Chairman of America's Promise and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian; Tom Johnson, CEO of CNN; Gen. Wesley K. Clark, Supreme Allied Commander, Europe; Jane Cahill Pfeiffer, former Chairman, NBC; and Tim Wirth, President of the United Nations Foundation, and former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.

During April, panels of prominent citizens in Washington, New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles will interview the semi-finalists and select up to 30 National Finalists who will be interviewed June 1-4 by the 34-member President's Commission on White House Fellowships. The Commission will then recommend 11-19 names to President Clinton for appointment as White House Fellows. The fellowship year begins September 1, 2000. Fellows will remain in their government jobs despite the change in administrations that will occur in January, 2001, as they have done through the six presidential transitions that have occurred since this strictly non-partisan program was started.

The White House Fellows program, established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964, provides an opportunity for outstanding Americans to spend a year working with leaders in the federal government. The Fellows also participate in an education program that includes off-the-record meetings with high-ranking government officials, scholars, journalists and private-sector leaders. White House Fellows are expected to have a record of remarkable achievement early in their careers, the skills required to serve at the highest levels of government, the potential to be leaders in their professions, and a proven commitment to public service.

This year's semi-finalists come from 23 states, as well as the District of Columbia, and from as far away as Japan, Switzerland and The Netherlands. Their average age is 33 and 38% are women. A complete list of the semi-finalists is appended below.

To obtain an application for the 2001-2002 program, please write to the White House Fellows Program, 712 Jackson Place, NW, Washington, DC 20503, or visit the web site at Only U.S. citizens may apply, and employees of the federal government are not eligible except if they are career military personnel. The application deadline will be February 1, 2001.

2000-2001 Semi-Finalists in Competition for White House Fellowships

Brent E. Adams, Attorney, Katten Muchin Zavis, Chicago, IL
Alejandro J. Aleman, Captain, U.S. Air Force, Tucson, AZ
Kathryn A. Allen, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, deployed to Japan
John M. Amrine, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force, United Kingdom
David A. Aronberg, Senior Attorney, Office of the Attorney General, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Jonathan S. Aronie, Attorney, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobsen, Washington, DC
Della W.L. Au, High School Teacher, Maryknoll School, Honolulu, HI
Susan A. Austin, Attorney, Environmental Policy Consultant, San Francisco, CA
John A. Banbury, High School Teacher, McLean High School, McLean, VA
Jeffrey P. Barnett, Business Development, Starmine Corp., San Francisco, CA
Scott D. Berns, Pediatric Emergency Physician, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, RI
Louis M. Bonilla, Health Care Consultant; MPH cand., Columbia U., New York, NY
Rudolphe N. Brioche, Attorney; Director PTEX Bar Review, Somerville, MA
Richard R. Bryant, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
Richard M. Clark, Lieutenant Colonel (select), U.S. Air Force, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
Gary H. Collins, Attorney and Author, Arlington, VA
Lorelei E. W. Coplen, Major, U.S. Army, Heidelberg, Germany
Theodore K. Courtney, Research Scientist, Liberty Mutual Research Center for Safety and Health, Hopkinton, MA
Matthew S. Cullinan, University Administrator, University of Notre Dame, IN
Anthony S. Deifell, Non-Profit Director, Institute for Public Media Arts, Durham, NC
Alexander E. Dreier, Attorney, Hogan & Hartson LLP, Washington, DC
Hazel T. Edney, Journalist; Congressional Fellow, American Political Science Association, Washington, DC
Alfred H. Evans, Consultant, International Finance, The Netherlands
Antoinette M. Filla, Police Officer, St. Louis Metropolitan Police Dept., St. Louis, MO
John Fenzel III, Major, U.S. Army, Fort Carson, CO
Michael R. Fenzel, Major, U.S. Army, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
Thomas Freeman Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
John M. Gallagher, Attorney; Special Advisor to the Police Commissioner, Philadelphia Police Department, PA
Marissa E. Ghez, Non-Profit Associate Director, Family Violence Prevention Fund, San Francisco, CA
Patricia Ann Grossi, Educator, Engineer, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Anita Gupta, CEO, Techbooks, Fairfax, VA
Joseph M. Guzman, Economist, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, CA
Bernice A. Harleston, Attorney, Washington, DC
Karen E. Harwell, Aerospace Engineer, Mars Mission Research Center, Raleigh, NC
Paul A. Herdman, Ed.D candidate, Harvard; Education Consultant, Center on Reinventing Public Education, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Katie Hong, Executive Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor, Olympia, WA
Jared W. Huffman, Attorney, The Legal Solutions Group LLP, San Rafael, CA
Dawnelle J. Hyland, Middle School Teacher, Durham Public Schools, NC
Raymond M. Jefferson, MBA cand., Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Frank E. Johnston, Captain, (Major select), U.S. Marine Corps, Camp Lejeune, NC
David R. Klain, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, at sea
Stuart P. Krusell, Executive Director, World Affairs Council of Boston, Boston, MA
Berthony Ladouceur, Major, U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, NC
Danielle C. Landis, Public Health Program Director, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
James E. Laws, Jr., Administrator, Virginia Department of Education, Richmond, VA
Vincent A. Lazaro, Attorney, San Antonio, TX
Joyce S. Lee, Deputy Chief Architect, City of New York, New York, NY
Rosanne Lienhard, Attorney, Gildemeister, Willia & Keane, Sioux City, IA
Gretchen M. Lindsay, Space Physicist, Aerospace Corporation, Colorado Springs, CO
Michael Lopez-Alegria, Astronaut and Commander, U.S. Navy, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
David S. Lourie, School Principal, Terrace Community School, Tampa, FL
Jill L. Loveless, High School Teacher, Globe Unified School District #1, Globe, AZ
Jean C. Lu, Municipal Bond Analyst, Hartford Investment Management Company, Hartford, CT
David F. Lussier, High School Teacher, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA
Thomas H. Magness, IV, Major, U.S. Army, Fort Hood, TX
Mark D. Maxwell, Major, U.S. Army; Senior Defense Counsel, South Korea
Sarah S. McCue, Trade Development Advisor, United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
Jenny Aiko McGee, Major, U.S. Air Force, National Security Council, Washington, DC
Lillemor M. McGoldrick, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC
John P. McGrath, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, Groton, CT
Kathryn A. McQueen, Physician, Valley Anesthesiolgy Consultants, Phoenix, AZ
Tammany H. Miracky, Management Consultant, Monitor Company, Cambridge, MA
Stuart B. Munsch, Commander, U.S. Navy, U.S. Pacific Command, Hawaii
Dufirstson J. Neree, MBA candidate, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA
Kimberly D. Olson, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Air Force, National War College, Washington, DC
Carter W. Page, Chief Financial Officer, Clover Hill, Inc., New York, NY
Farah A. Pandith, VP, International Business, ML Strategies LLC, Boston, MA
Raquel G. Perez, Attorney, Bracewell & Patterson, LLP, San Antonio, TX
Lauri E. Peternick, Education Researcher, American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC
Patrick A. Piercey, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
Kamina A. Pinder, Attorney and Lecturer, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX
David M. Porter, Professor, African-American Studies, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL
Camille R. Quinn, Adjunct Professor, California State University; Administrative Fellow, Kaiser Permanente, Pasadena, CA
Robert W. Radtke, Director for Policy Programs, Asia Society, New York, NY
James H. Rettew, Public Policy Consultant, Boulder, CO
Gerard T. Robinson, Legislative Liaison, DC Public Schools; Ph.D. cand., University of Virginia; Washington, DC
Ronald S. Rochon, Professor, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, WI
Brandt G. Rousseaux, Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Coast Guard, Washington, DC
David B. Shorr, Project Director, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, Washington, DC
Jennifer M. Smith, Attorney, Holland & Knight, Washington, DC
Ronald E. Smith, Consultant, Workforce Development, Florida Department of Labor and Employment Security, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Thomas J. Spaulding, Non-Profit Director, Up With People, Broomfield, CO
Juliette C. Stefanski, Physician, Louisiana State University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA
Elizabeth E. Teel, Attorney and Environmental Law Fellow, Tulane Law School, New Orleans, LA
Burdett K. Thompson, Major, U.S. Army, Fort Campbell, KY
Karen B. Thomson, Educator, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, NY
Clay B. Thorp, Business Executive, Novalon Pharmaceutical Corporation, Durham, NC
Alexandra Urbanowski, Arts Administrator, San Jose Repertory Theatre, San Jose, CA
Stephen B. Van Horne, Vice President, Bechtel Enterprises Holdings, Inc., San Francisco, CA
Katherine T.E. Ward, Senior Fellow and Counsel, Coalition for International Justice, Washington, DC
Rogers Weed, Director of Marketing, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
David A. Williams, Attorney, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago, IL
Louis M. YellowRobe, Transportation Planner, Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Pablo, MT

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