Kory Trott ’15 is heading to Atlanta to work for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as part of the Presidential Management Fellowship program.
PMF is a competitive leadership development program, designed to attract top-notch applicants to government service. Fellows receive two-year appointments at a federal agency, along with full salary and benefits, and are assigned to a senior-level mentor. They must have earned a graduate or professional degree within the past two years.
Before earning his law degree from UW Law School in December 2015, Trott completed a master’s in public health from Drexel University. He will report to the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, as special assistant to the director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention. The division aims to reduce the number and severity of injuries caused by motor vehicle-related crashes, prescription drug overdoses, home accidents and a variety of circumstances.
“I was particularly interested in getting an appointment with the CDC because of my positive experience working on health policy at Public Health Madison Dane & County,” says Trott. He completed a summer internship at the Madison-based agency following his second year of law school. He also worked as a student advocate at the Center for Patient Partnerships, an interdisciplinary health care advocacy program based at UW Law School.
Currently, Trott serves as a staff reviewer for the UW Health Sciences Institutional Review Board, where he plans to work until his fellowship begins in October.
Submitted by Law School News on August 30, 2016