In February 2015, Leah Katz-Hernandez was hired as the West Wing Receptionist for the President - a position commonly known as "ROTUS," or Receptionist of the United States. With a desk just steps away from the Oval Office, Leah welcomes the President's guests into the West Wing Lobby. She also manages the conference room scheduling for the West Wing, the distribution of The Kennedy Center President's Box tickets, and the Guest Book for Official Visits of foreign leaders.
Ms. Katz-Hernandez is a current student at the American University's Professional Masters in Strategic Communication program, in addition to working full-time at the White House. She intends to use her graduate education to make the world of professional communications strategy and public service more accessible to people with disabilities. Ms. Katz-Hernandez will graduate in May 2016.