Eileen Lynch | Dec. 10, 2013 | Notre Dame College of Arts and Letters
It’s no secret that Notre Dame alumni go extraordinary places with their degrees. A select few have even made it to the highest echelons of the United States government—working within the White House to support the president himself.
Graduates of Notre Dame’s College of Arts and Letters work in the Situation Room, with the Department of Justice, on national security, and as the deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama.
“The Department of Political Science has a track record of setting up graduates like former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and former Ambassador and Congressman Tim Roemer for careers of service in the very highest levels of our government,” says Professor and Department Chair Michael Desch.
Within the White House, Rob Nabors, ’93, currently serves as the president’s deputy chief of staff. Nabors studied government and international relations, as did Katie Bierne, ’98, who works as deputy director of communications. Ted Choido, ’02, a history major, is chief of staff for the Office of the Staff Secretary in the Executive Office of the President.