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Melissa Bustillo

Melissa Bustillo

Melissa Bustillo

Melissa Bustillo


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
Harvard Extension School

Lissy Medvedow, Executive Director, Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy at Boston College Law School

Emy Takinami, Racial Justice Policy and Community Engagement Manager at FXB Center for Health and Human Rights at Harvard University and Former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Description of Fellowship
Melissa will help in engaging the Playful Learning Project stakeholders as the group establishes the priorities and design the formal request to hire a vendor to implement the Playful Learning Institute. She will also be reviewing grantees’ applications for continuation funding of the SEL grant for FY23, determining trends in their success and challenges and their potential needs for supports and resources from DESE.