Profiles in Public Service


Profiles in Public Service tells the compelling stories about the unsung public servant leaders who have driven government’s most important accomplishments.

Co-hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher help break down common myths about government by highlighting the critical ways in which federal employees have demonstrated bold leadership to protect our health, safety and general well-being. In an age when people continue to hold negative views about government—but also rely on it to solve big problems and crises—the stories we share promise to rebuild public faith in the nation’s largest public organization.

Episode 3

June 4 | 62 minutes

Washington Post columnist James Hohmann talks to Dr. Fiona Hill, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, and former Ambassadors to Ukraine William B. Taylor and Marie Yovanovitch about why young people should go into public service, the importance of the career workforce and the state of our democratic institutions. Then, hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher offer their perspectives on the discussion. This conversation was hosted by the Partnership for Public Service on May 6, 2021, as part of Public Service Recognition Week.

Episode 2

May 21 | 51 minutes

Hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher talk to Drs. Gary Gibbons and Eliseo Pérez-Stable from the NIH about their groundbreaking efforts to tackle COVID-19 health disparities. The two leaders discuss the importance of diverse vaccine trials, what the pandemic has taught them about promoting health equity and the latest vaccine acceptance rates in underserved communities.

Episode 1

May 7 | 42 minutes

Hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and Rachel Klein-Kircher talk with three NASA leaders about how the agency thrived in the midst of unprecedented challenges over the last year, from the return of manned spaceflight from American soil to new achievements in Mars exploration. These leaders share how they have built a culture of innovation and success, and NASA’s vision for the future.