Rick Kempinski Senior Manager

Rick Kempinski leads the Partnership’s internship and fellowship strategy and manages several key programs. Previously, Rick managed fellowship programs that placed scientists, engineers, and medical professionals throughout the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government to work at the intersection of science and policy. Through this work, he developed a passion to expose talented people to the work of the federal government and consider a career in public service. Rick’s favorite federal servant was Vannevar Bush, who was the first Science Advisor to the President, and pressed for the creation of the National Science Foundation (NSF).