Presidential Management Fellowship Finalists Samantha Kinney ’18 & Edward Barbini ’18

Two Fordham IPED graduates, Samantha Kinney ’18 and Edward Barbini ’18, were selected as Presidential Management Fellowship (PMF) Finalists. Both Samantha and Edward graduated with a masters degree in International Political Economy and Development and are pursuing a second masters degree in Economics. Samantha works at Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, an organization which empowers low-income individuals in Upper Manhattan. Edward has been working at Westchester Intelligence Center, where he started as an Intern and now works full-time. Both Samantha and Edward participated in the IPED Philippines Project Assessment Program and the South Africa Emerging Markets Program.

PMF Finalists, Edward Barbini and Samantha Kinney.

The PMF Program is a highly competitive program with the United States government. As described on the PMF website, “…the PMF Program is a flagship leadership development program at the entry level for advanced degree candidates. It was created more than three decades ago by Executive Order and has gone through many changes over the years. The Program attracts and selects the best candidates possible, but is really designed with a more narrow focus – developing a cadre of potential government leaders. It provides some sustenance during the first years of employment and encourages development of leadership capabilities. The PMF Program inculcates a lasting bond as well as a spirit of public service, ultimately encouraging and leading to a career in the government.”

Congratulations to Samantha Kinney ’18 and Edward Barbini ’18 on their selection as PMF Finalists!

Click here to learn more about the Presidential Management Fellowship.