Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard Kennedy School
Amy Dain, Dain Consulting, Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member and former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow and Colleen Dawicki, Deputy Director, Working Cities Challenge, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow Placement: MassDevelopment
Laura Christopher, Real Estate Innovation Officer and Noah Koretz, Director, Transformative Development
Description of Fellowship
This summer at MassDevelopment, Jessica conducted preliminary research to help the organization identify additional geographical areas it could reach. A major focus of this research was using data to prepare for the scaling of the Transformative Development Initiative (TDI) to non-Gateway municipalities and rural entities.
Jessica also analyzed the One Stop application data to understand how municipalities’ programs of interest align with MassDevelopment’s services and financial tools. Ultimately, Jessica’s research will help inform targeted strategies to revitalize and sustain economies across Massachusetts.