Our congratulations and best of luck to Reynolds Foundation Fellow Laura Bacon (MPP ’09) who has made it to the final round of the White House Fellowship selection process. This week, the finalists convened in Washington, D.C. for the last series of interviews with the selection committee.

The White House Fellowship program seeks to “offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.” Fellows work in federal agencies and departments throughout Washington, D.C. In addition to policymaking, they also meet regularly with senior U.S. government officials, getting an insider’s view of both domestic and international affairs.

CPL Student Advisory Board member Chris Meyer (MPP ‘08) won a 2008 White House Fellowship; he has spent the past year in the U.S. Department of Defense, working closely with its leadership.

Before entering Harvard Kennedy School as a Reynolds Foundation Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship, Bacon was a CPL research associate, a member of the Boston Philharmonic, and a Peace Corp volunteer. Last year, she was awarded a Nancy Germeshausen Klavans Cultural Bridge Fellowship from the Women in Public Policy Program at Harvard Kennedy School, which allowed her to spend the summer at the Liberian Ministry of Gender.

Best of luck, Laura!