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Improving the governance of Greater Boston by strengthening connections among the region’s scholars, students and civic leaders

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston prepares civic-minded graduate students for careers as public leaders. The Rappaport Public Policy Summer Fellowship, a 10-week paid summer internship, provides graduate students at colleges and universities throughout the Greater Boston area with hands-on experience working at state and local government agencies in Massachusetts.

Improving the governance of Greater Boston by strengthening connections among the region’s scholars, students and civic leaders.

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston prepares civic-minded graduate students for careers as public leaders. The Rappaport Public Policy Summer Fellowship, a 10-week paid summer internship, provides graduate students at colleges and universities throughout the Greater Boston area with hands-on experience working at state and local government agencies in Massachusetts.

Program Leadership

Kathryn Carlson

Executive Director
Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Prior to joining the Rappaport Institute, Kathryn Carlson was the director of transportation for A Better City. She spent eight years as a research analyst and economist at Fidelity Investments and served in the Administration of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle as a senior-level appointee. Kathryn holds both Bachelors of Arts and Masters of Science degrees in Economics from Wellesley College and the London School of Economics, respectively.

Jeffrey Liebman

Faculty Director
Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Jeffrey Liebman, the Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy, has served as Director of the Rappaport Institute since 2014. He teaches courses in public sector economics and American economic policy. He also directs the Harvard Kennedy School’s Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government.

Our Fellows

His own Backyard

Alex Khoury has come to realize the power of acting locally.

Parsa Erfani


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Marcela Familiar-Bolaños


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Shaunesse’ Jacobs


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Katherine Marcincuk


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Setarreh Massihzadegan


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Ayanna Miller


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Tauren Nelson


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Nancy Sandoval


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Mekka Smith


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Adriana Spindle-Jackson


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Madeline Stump


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Jessica Tang


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

Judy Touzin


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

David Velasquez


Organization Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston

Program Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

Year 2021

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