Volume 2.01 | February 2020
Alumni Newsletter - February 2020
Welcome to 2020! We are excited to kick off the new year with a new publication: The NGFP Class of 2018-2019 Annual Report is available online at https://buff.ly/3b4xZB3 . The report highlights our most recently graduated cohort as well as alumni who have gone to exciting opportunities within national security. Printed copies are available upon request.

Do you have an alumni highlight for the next annual report or this newsletter? We'd love to hear from you: ngfp@pnnl.gov .
News & Events
Career Event. Our Class of 2019-2020 fellows just finished a two-day career event January 30-31 in Washington DC. Fellows learned practical tools and made professional connections to continue their careers in the Nuclear Security Enterprise post-fellowship. The event also welcomed leaders from across the enterprise to share career advice and potential opportunities. Thank you to everyone who joined us! If your company was unable to participate but you are aware of a job opening in your organization, contact Terry Conklin at terry.conklin@pnnl.gov   
Recruitment . The application system will open for the Class of 2021-2022 in mid-February and close on October 2, 2020. Students can apply online at http://ngfp.pnnl.gov . Please share this link with students or university partners who may be interested!

Stay tuned for our on-campus recruitment schedule on LinkedIn and join us if you will be in the neighborhood! We will host sessions at universities nationwide and post job information on 400+ university websites. If you have university contacts to share, please let us know so that we can expand our university networks. Contact ngfp@pnnl.gov for a full list of our university partners.
Hiring. Following more than 350 interviews with 133 candidates, we finalized our Class of 2020 to include 58 fellows placed across the NNSA, Department of State, and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. To those who joined us in interviews and selections, thank you!
25th Anniversary: Send us your selfies!
We are planning our annual alumni event on May 13, 2020 to honor the fellowship’s 25th anniversary—and we want to hear from you! We are inviting all alumni to share selfies (photos and videos – landscape, please!), photos from your fellowship experience, and written testimonials to celebrate our 2.5 decades in operations and 500+ fellows to date. Tell us, where are you now? How did NGFP change your career? Or give a shout out to those who helped you along the way! We’ll share content at the closing ceremony and reception. Send content to ngfp@pnnl.gov and stay tuned for more information!
Alumni Highlight
Learning with Language. NGFP alum and quality assurance engineer Maribel Dominguez is championing the NGFP value to build future leaders by spending her Fridays working with native Spanish-speaking students who are learning English as a second language. Her efforts were featured on the NNSA news web site in “ Los Alamos Field Office engineer uses language to promote learning .” Maribel was introduced to NNSA and to Northern New Mexico in her Class of 2016 fellowship in which she supported the Los Alamos Field Office.
Celebrating Nuclear Security Professionals. NGFP alum Karen Ventura was recently announced the 100 th woman in nuclear security to achieve the designation of Certified Nuclear Security Professional (CNSP) by the World Institute for Nuclear Security (WINS). As an organization that strongly supports gender parity, WINS through it Gender Champions Programme has made commitments to increase the representation of women in nuclear security and to highlight the positive impact of a more diverse and inclusive nuclear security sector. Karen was a fellow in the Class of 2018-2019 alum and today she is a program manager in nonproliferation and arms control research and development at the Pantex Plant. Read more about Karen and her recent recognition in Celebrating the 100th Woman in Nuclear to Become a WINS CNSP .”
Contact Information
Where have you been all these years?
What have you been up to in your post-fellowship career? Do you have a job, networking, or training opportunity to share with our 500+ person network? We look forward to sharing news with you and about you in this newsletter! ngfp@pnnl.gov.
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