Jenna DeAngelo graduated with a Master of Science in Urban and Regional Policy in August 2015 and started working at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy as an intern in May 2015. She was hired part-time in September and became a full-time program associate in April 2016.
As a program associate for international and institute-wide initiatives, DeAngelo’s role is multifaceted. She helps create programs that promote the institute’s multi-year campaign on Municipal Fiscal Health, and she researches different topics related to the campaign, such as state and local finance laws, government transparency, and funding for urban infrastructure. She also reviews and edits papers submitted by fellows across the country and internationally.
“Part of my job involves talking with researchers, public officials, and potential funders. Through the variety of courses I took at the School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, I am better equipped to talk about policy issues and hopefully bring a different perspective to the conversation,” DeAngelo said. “People aren’t going to take advice from someone who doesn’t know what they’re talking about, so I think everything I’ve learned in graduate school has given me the ability to better represent the Lincoln Institute.”