The report, “Links between Economic Development and New Measures of LGBT Inclusion,” was published by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law.
“For over fifteen years Harper’s research and teaching have been the model of community engagement for social change,” Professor Joya Misra wrote in a letter nominating her for the honor.
Graduate students Toby Armstrong, Madeleine Neill, and James Sullivan will take part in the competition, held by the Massachusetts chapter of the American Society for Public Administration
"I regularly meet with Congressional staffers to discuss current public policy and potential alternatives, walking them through how those changes would impact the program and potential impacts on the economy. It is very satisfying to assist legislators in making sound public policy."