Clay Pell chosen for White House Fellowship
Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell and Nuala Pell, has been appointed to a prestigious White House Fellowship. The White House Fellows program is a highly competitive leadership and public service fellowship. WH fellows usually serve a one-year tenure working full-time with top ranking federal government officials.
Pell is a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard (Claiborne Pell also served in the Coast Guard) who is a Harvard graduate. He also has a law degree from Georgetown and has worked for the CIA, the State Department and practiced international law. Clay is fluent in Chinese, Spanish and Arabic. In Rhode Island, Clay Pell has supported Progreso Latino, the International Institute and the China Working Group in a campaign to instruct foreign languages in local schools and help new immigrants. Clay will be assigned to the White House. His grandfather would obviously be very proud.