Harvard Kennedy School/Harvard Law School
Melissa Threadgill, Director of Juvenile Justice Initiatives, Massachusetts Office of the Child Advocate and Former Rappaport Policy Fellow
Office of Senator Jamie Eldridge
Michael Carr, Chief of Staff
Description of Fellowship
Amy spent the summer in State Senator Jamie Eldridge’s office and assisted Senator Eldridge and his team on matters pending before the Joint Committee on the Judiciary for the House and Senate. Over the course of the summer, Amy researched and wrote policy memos on solitary confinement reform and online sexual harassment, drafted talking points and letters of testimony, and assisted the staff in meetings and committee hearings. Her work contributed significantly to draft bill SD.2532, which enhances procedural protections for individuals in solitary confinement in Massachusetts prisons.