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Katherine Marcincuk


Katherine Marcincuk


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
Boston College School of Social Work

Undergraduate School
Boston University

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.