Gilman Alumnus David Rader has been named as a 2019 George C. Marshall Fellow. In 2011, Rader studied Political Science in South Africa as a Gilman Scholar.
“It’s an honor to be selected to participate in such a distinguished program which will give me further meaningful engagement with the national security and foreign policy community, especially with my peers whom I will intersect and work with throughout the rest of my career,” said Rader. “Learning from some of the foremost scholars, intellects, and practitioners in this area will grant me the opportunity to learn at an elevated level beyond my current work in the field.”
After finishing his Gilman experience abroad, David began coaching youth and college rugby. He recognized that students are the next generation of leaders, and wanted to help strengthen them as both students and athletes using lessons he learned from other leaders. Rader attended law school at Michigan State University before working as an Investment Manager at the Pentagon and then as Vice President of Corporate and Investment Banking at JP Morgan.
“My experiences overseas through the Gilman Scholarship, serving in the Army, attending law school and business school, and having outstanding colleagues who support me really has given me the necessary foundation to be ready when an opportunity like the Marshall Fellowship arises.”
Rader is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Finance at Johns Hopkins University and working at EY, advising the government on global economic trends as well as mergers and acquisitions.
Congratulations to David Rader on this great accomplishment!
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