Alumni Network Overview

The Robertson Foundation for Government and RFG Fellows benefit from an active network of alumni, who provide input for ongoing enhancement of Foundation programs, and who support and mentor each other, share resources, and collaborate and engage as colleagues throughout their careers.

Access to a growing community of RFG Fellows involved in a wide range of work and initiatives across the United States and around the world.

Benefits of Being an RFG Alum

Invitations to participate in RFG trainings, seminars, and events organized by other groups to support ongoing professional development.

Opportunities to participate in career networking events sponsored by RFG.

Access to a Professional Development Fund for up to $599 per RFG Alum annually to support participation in workshops, conferences, and other activities that will build an alum’s public service career capacity.

Professional growth opportunities to serve as a mentor to RFG Fellows, to enhance public speaking skills at RFG events as invited guest speakers, and to lead as a member of the RFG Alumni Council.

RFG Alumni Spotlight

Each quarter we feature one of our amazing RFG alumni in the Robertson Report, the Foundation’s quarterly newsletter. Check out our Alumni Spotlight pieces to learn more about the incredible work our alumni are doing in areas of public service, national security, and international affairs.

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Stéphane Laroche

Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy

A 2014 graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Stéphane Laroche is now serving as a Financial Management Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in India. In this capacity, he provides guidance to the U.S. mission and host country government on issues related to financial, budgetary, and resource management. Having recently been posted to New Delhi, India with USAID, Laroche speaks not only on the first few weeks of his new assignment, but also on his journey to becoming a USAID Foreign Service Officer.

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Join the RFG Alumni Council

Looking for an opportunity to grow your leadership skills and give back to the RFG Alumni community? Consider joining the RFG Alumni Council. The RFG Alumni Council was established to foster a vibrant, connected, inclusive corps of alumni no matter where you live or work. Alumni apply annually to serve as representatives from RFG’s partner universities. Each member of the Council will serve for a one-year term.

Members of the RFG Alumni Council are responsible for planning RFG alumni networking and professional development events throughout the year and are responsible for mentoring the current class of RFG Fellows.

Interested in serving on the RFG Alumni Council?

Recruitment for the Council takes place annually. To be considered complete the below form.

Apply for the RFG Professional Development Fund

In support of the lifelong careers of RFG Alumni, the Foundation established an RFG Professional Development Fund. RFG Alumni are eligible to apply for this funding annually and can receive up to $599 per year to support their engagement in workshops, conferences, foreign language classes, and other activities that will advance their professional growth and strengthen their ability to serve in the public sector. To apply for this funding, please complete the below form.

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