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Rebecca (Pollard) Doolin

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Rebecca (Pollard) Doolin


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 University

Undergraduate School
Colby College

Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

Aundrea Kelly, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education

Description of Fellowship
During her fellowship she conducted a survey of public college admissions staffs, high school guidance counselors, and other stakeholders about the information gaps between K-12 and preparation for higher education; compiled information about public institution admissions criteria, information about financial aid, and alignment of high school academic standards with college proficiencies. The conclusions were synthesized in a research paper on the barriers facing low-income, minority, and first-generation college goers in Massachusetts.