The White House Fellows program is the nation's premier program for leadership development and service. It is a non-partisan, one year posting to the White House staff. There the fellows work directly with cabinet secretaries or senior administration members. White House Fellows have gone on to lead businesses, universities, serve as ambassadors, elected officials, senators, generals, and admirals. The White House will open applications for the 2020-2021 year on November 1.
Members of the Caltech community—especially students and postdocs—are invited to hear from three former White House Fellows about their experiences, and how the program influenced their paths moving forward. A Q&A session will follow.
A dinner for attendees will begin at 7:15 p.m.
This is a free event open to the entire Caltech community.
PLEASE RSVP if you plan to attend.
PANELANJALI TRIPATHI is an astrophysicist at Raytheon and a research associate of the Smithsonian, she previously taught at Harvard and served in two presidential administrations. Her research focus is planet formation and evolution; she has worked in cosmology, particle physics, geophysics, and engineering, at Caltech's Seismo Lab and JPL, for the Spirit and Opportunity Mars rovers.LINDSEY ROSS, M.D. is a neurosurgeon and complex spine fellow at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. As a White House Fellow, she developed physician driven alternative payment models, the U.S. Zika response plan, and the U.S. plan to combat the Opioid Crisis. Lindsey received a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Stanford University, an M.D. from David Geffen School of Medicine.ROB CHESS is Chairman of Nektar Therapeutics, a health care biotechnology company developing new treatments for cancer, autoimmune diseases, and pain. He is co-founder and Chairman of Biota Technologies, which is pioneering DNA sequencing applications in the oil and gas industry. He received a BS in engineering with honors from Caltech and an MBA from Harvard.