Boston College School of Social Work
Lissy Medvedow, Executive Director, Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, Boston College Law School and Rappaport Institute Advisory Board Member and Tara Pavao, DC Health Homes Director, Mary’s Center and former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow
Mayor’s Office for Women’s Advancement, Boston
Alexandra Valdez, Executive Director
Description of Fellowship
Katherine worked at the Mayor’s Office for Women’s Advancement in Boston, creating content regarding the barriers pet owners face when exiting abusive relationships. She interviewed various stakeholders including the statewide domestic violence hotline, providers of DV services, veterinary staff, and survivors themselves, to create a training geared toward teaching veterinary staff how to recognize and react when they see signs of interpersonal violence in families.