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Valentina Tovar


Valentina Tovar


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 Graduate School of Education

Undergraduate School
Texas A&M University

Samantha Batel Kane, Harvard Graduate School of Education and Former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Christine Dahnke, Senior Director of Research, Accountability, and Grants, Orange County Public Schools and Former Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Boston Mayor’s Policy Office

Tali Robbins, Deputy Chief of Policy

Description of Fellowship
Valentina will be working with the Mayor’s Office policy team on education issues, including supporting the transition to a new Superintendent’s tenure at Boston Public Schools. She will report to Tali Robbins, deputy chief of policy. Some potential projects include drafting a strategic plan to integrate family-based child cares into the universal pre-K program, supporting community engagement around school facilities projects, and laying the groundwork for a Children’s Cabinet to advance interdepartmental collaboration on issues that affect Boston’s children and their families.