From HKS to The White House

October 15, 2013
By Jenny Li Fowler, HKS Communications

A Harvard Kennedy School alumnus has been selected as a member of the 2013-14 class of White House Fellows. Founded in 1964, the White House Fellows program offers young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government. Selection as a White House Fellow is highly competitive and based on a record of professional achievement, evidence of leadership potential, and a proven commitment to public service.

Daniel Feehan MPP 2013 worked as a public school teacher, teaching 5th and 6th grade math in Gary, Indiana, through Teach For America, following four years of service as an Active Duty Army Officer and two years in the Illinois National Guard. He completed two deployments to Iraq as an Engineer and Scout Platoon Leader responsible for identifying the location of roadside bombs and capturing insurgents who posed an imminent threat to the Iraqi people. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star, the Army Commendation Medal with Valor, and the Ranger Tab.

Feehan was a Center for Public Leadership Dubin Fellow, a Tillman Military Scholar, and a Chicago Mayoral Fellow.

His athletic interests include long distance running, ultimate frisbee, and golf. Feehan and his wife Amy are the proud parents of a two-year old son named Conor.

The White House Fellows typically spend a year working as a full-time, paid Fellow to senior White House Staff, Cabinet Secretaries and other top-ranking government officials.

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Daniel Feehan MPP 2013, White House Fellow

Daniel Feehan MPP 2013, White House Fellow