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Stephen D. Bird

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Stephen D. Bird


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 University

Undergraduate School
Harvard University

Jay Wickersham, former director of the Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act

MA Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, Office of Technical Assistance

William McGowan, Director, Office of Technical Assistance

Description of Fellowship
Stephen Bird designed and implemented a risk- assessment and prioritization tool that the Office of Technical Assistance (OTA) and other environmental agencies can use to prioritize outreach and enforcement to maximize their resources. OTA, a sub-agency at Massachusetts’ Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, helps private and public facilities reduce chemical usage and implement pollution prevention measures across the state.