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Amanda Formica

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Amanda Formica


Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston


Rappaport Public Policy Fellow



Rappaport Public Policy Fellows spend 10 weeks each summer serving within the highest levels of state and municipal governments in the Greater Boston Area. The program includes students from graduate and professional programs at local universities.

Graduate School
Fletcher School of International Law and Diplomacy

Undergraduate School
George Washington University

Tom Tinlin, Howard Stein Hudson and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member

Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources

Ian Finlayson, Senior Climate Policy Analyst

Description of Fellowship
Amanda Formica worked at the Department of Energy Resources (DOER), in the Energy Efficiency Division, leading stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, and data analysis for the MassSave® Three Year Energy Efficiency Plan process. She also co-led the development of a tool that will help companies introduce their new energy efficiency technologies into the Mass Save® programs, proposed a data structure to streamline a new innovative residential energy efficiency program, and worked to optimize processes for public participation in the statewide Energy Efficiency Advisory Council. Amanda represented DOER at the Carbon Free Boston Social Equity Working Group, and her stakeholder engagement around better addressing the needs of moderate income families in energy efficiency programs led to a meeting between electric and gas utility companies, non-profits, and municipalities to incorporate more strategies for this population in the Three Year Energy Efficiency Plan.