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Jessica Tang


Jessica Tang


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
Harvard Graduate School of Design and Harvard Kennedy School

Undergraduate School
Hamilton College

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.