Sharon Swabb is the Chief Program Officer for Fellowships and Career Development at the Robertson Foundation for Government (RFG). Prior to her work at RFG, Mrs. Swabb was a Career Coach at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where she provided guidance to graduate students and alumni on the strategic and successful achievement of their professional goals.
Mrs. Swabb has a background in public service, having served as an Associate Director in the White House Presidential Personnel Office, where she contributed to the recruitment, placement, and retention of political appointees at national security agencies. From 2014 to 2016, she was a Press Assistant in the Office of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Before her work in the Federal Government, Mrs. Swabb was a Research Fellow at GovLoop and served as a Program Assistant for the Washington, D.C. semester programs of the University of Georgia (UGA) and New York University (NYU). From 2013 to 2015, she volunteered as a staff member for the group, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP). Mrs. Swabb is a Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI)® Certified Practitioner and a speaker of Spanish, who has traveled extensively throughout Latin America. She earned a Master’s in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego, where she also was a recipient of the Robertson Foundation for Government (RFG) Fellowship. Originally from the great State of Georgia, Mrs. Swabb also holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in International Affairs and Spanish from the University of Georgia.