This summer Kelechi Ezemma, Public Policy ’26, is volunteering for the Harriet Tubman Project (HTP). This grassroots organization based at MCI-Norfolk Correctional Facility in Massachusetts strives to unpack structural racism. HTP works to reduce recidivism by providing participants with preventative and restorative services such as mental health, financial literacy, housing, computer literacy, and workforce training. HTP’s overarching goal is to eradicate mental slavery within institutions by educating participants about the legal and moral obligations within their fight for freedom.
Juniper Katz, Assistant Professor of Public Policy, recently published an article titled “Endowment building and use by nonprofits: An integration of theory and practice” in Nonprofit Management and Leadership.
Libby Sharrow, Associate Professor of Public Policy and History, has published a new book titled “Equality Unfulfilled: How Title IX’s Policy Design Undermines Change to College Sport” (Cambridge University Press, July 2023).
Nicole Stoddard, Political Science and Public Policy ’25, is interning this summer with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the Massachusetts office through The Washington Center’s Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG).
Since 2021 the NCAA has allowed college athletes to be paid for their names, images, and likeness. Fans of these players have created nonprofit collectives to help the athletes set up such deals, but last month, the IRS took aim at those collectives, explaining they are not in compliance with the section of the tax code that provides charitable status.
This summer public policy undergraduate Maya Couto (‘25) is interning for the Office of Representative Fernandes in Massachusetts. For this role, Couto puts together press clippings, researches bills and their context, and compiles an intern research project to share with Representative Fernandes.
SPP is pleased to announce that Stephanie (Steph) Gendron (MPPA 2023) has been selected as a 2023 Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). PMF is a very prestigious and selective federal government two-year employment rotation, training, and leadership development program.
Three undergraduate students–Caroline Boyle (‘25), Gabby Bilong (‘26), and Caroline Breen (‘26)–have teamed up with Associate Professor Libby Sharrow this summer to examine Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, college athletics, transgender inclusion, and policy opinion.
Devinne Melecki, MPP '22, recently published an article in Smithsonian Magazine titled "Cemeteries That Save the American Landscape."