In January 2022, RFG hired one of its own! Sharon Swabb (UCSD, 2012) joined the RFG team as Chief Program Officer for Fellowships and Career Development. In this capacity, Mrs. Swabb leads the Foundation’s professional development programming for its fellows and alumni, along with providing career advising services. She also oversees the Foundation’s alumni engagement efforts and joins with our Vice President in managing the Foundation’s operations and partnership engagement.

Mrs. Swabb most recently served as a Career Coach at The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Prior to that, she was a political appointee at both the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the White House Presidential Personnel Office.