Harvard Kennedy 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.