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Karyn Bruggeman


Karyn Bruggeman


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 Kennedy School

Undergraduate School
College of William and Mary

Brian Doherty, Building and Trades Council of the Metropolitan District and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member

City of Boston, Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development

Katy Gall, Deputy Director of Workforce Development

Description of Fellowship
Karyn spent the summer working for the City of Boston in the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development assisting with projects related to the city’s Tuition-Free Community College (TFCC) program. Over the course of the summer, Karyn researched and wrote a policy memo outlining approaches to offering community college tuition assistance to undocumented students, assisted with the transition to a new digital application for the TFCC program, and conferred with administrative staff from Boston Public Schools and three local community colleges to inform an outreach plan to boost student enrollment in the city’s Boston Bridge funding program for local community college students transferring to public four-year state universities in Massachusetts.