Joshua Hartsell

Presidential Management Fellows Finalist

Joshua Hartsell

Joshua Hartsell

UofL law student Joshua Hartsell has earned a spot as a 2014 Presidential Management Fellows Finalist, a leadership development program administered by the U. S. Department of Personnel Management. Finalists—who will be called Presidential Management Fellows after they are placed in a job—can apply for government positions that give them additional training and experience. Jobs within the PMF program are typically for two years, include a full salary and benefits, and are designed for up-and-coming leaders and policy experts.

“I'm planning on fulfilling my placement in Washington, D.C.,” said Harstell. “My goal is to get hired as a program/management analyst working on international trade policy.”

Collegiate experience

  • Areas of study: Will graduate from UofL’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law in May 2014. Earned a bachelor’s degree in 2000 from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Collegiate recognition and honors: Traveled to South Korea as a Boren Fellow. Was a member of the University of Louisville Law Review, the International Law Society and the Lambda Law Caucus.

Hometown information

  • Hometown: Conover, N.C.
  • High school: Newton-Conover High School (1996)
  • Parents: Nancy and Lance Hartsell of Conover, N.C.