Dr. Nadia Caesar-Richardson, PhD, of Jamaican descent, has been selected as a 2013 Presidential Management Fellow. The selection process that started out with over 12,000 applicants was narrowed down to 650 finalists, of which Dr. Richardson is one of approximately 180 who have been appointed.
One of America’s most prestigious programs, the Presidential Fellowship was founded in 1964 provides the opportunity to work at the highest levels of government alongside leaders from the private and public sectors.
A graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham and the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, Nadia is the daughter of Ms. Pauline Ford-Caesar, from Jamaica is Founder and President of Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization and Mr. Norman Caesar formerly from Jamaica now residing in Orlando, Florida. Nadia and her husband George whom she met while an undergraduate have one child, Cassie.
Background info on Fellowship.
Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program is one of America’s most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.
Selected individuals typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. Fellows also participate in an education program consisting of roundtable discussions with renowned leaders from the private and public sectors, and trips to study U.S. policy in action both domestically and internationally. Fellowships are awarded on a strictly non-partisan basis.