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Student Fellowship Recipients, Summer 2022

It is with great pleasure that we announce our student fellowship recipients!

Fishman Family Fellowship
Congratulations to Harshita Sarup, Master of Public Policy student, who was selected as this year’s Fishman Family Fellow! Harshita’s placement is at Cambridge Local First (CLF), a non-profit network of 450+ local and independent businesses in Cambridge, MA. CLF’s mission is to support, promote, and celebrate a “local economy community.” During Harshita’s fellowship, she will work on statewide anti-monopoly laws with the hope of bringing antitrust legislation to Massachusetts. She will also conduct a literature review and policy brief on best practices for independent business associations (IBAs) and the impact of IBA organizations on a community.

The Fishman Family Fellowship is funded by SPPUA Advisory Committee Chair Robert Fishman and his wife Glenda Fishman, long-time champions of public service. They recognize that the public and nonprofit sectors are often unable to offer salaries to interns, putting valuable opportunities out of reach for many students. This fellowship is intended to help bridge this gap.

SPPUA Advisory Committee Equity & Justice Fellowship
Congratulations to Parikshit Talokar, Master of Public Policy student, who was selected as this year’s SPPUA Advisory Committee Equity & Justice Fellow. Parikshit’s placement is at Children and Screens: Institute of Digital Media and Child Development in New York. Children and Screens is an international non-profit organization founded to understand and address compelling questions regarding media’s impact on child development through interdisciplinary dialogue, public information, and rigorous, objective research bridging the medical, neuroscientific, social science, public health, educational, and academic communities. During his fellowship, Parikshit will be responsible for drafting policy briefs, reports, and online publications to increase the public understanding of the current trends on the media’s impact on child development. He will also help develop a policy resource section on the organization’s website.

The SPPUA Advisory Committee Equity & Justice Fellowship is funded by the generosity of our Advisory Committee. The fellowship supports SPPUA students and bridges the opportunity gaps between students and community partners.

Civic Action Project Summer Fellowships
The Civic Action Project works to engage and train a new generation of civic leaders who want to be catalysts for policy change. This summer fellowship program offers graduate students a paid internship placement and training focused on political strategies and tactics needed to advance public policy. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Israel Collazo-Luciano, Master of Public Policy student
    Placement: Boston Mayor Michelle Wu
  • Fabiola Matos, Master of Public Administration student
    Placement: State Representative Jon Santiago
  • Christopher-Robin Millican, Master of Public Administration student
    Placement: Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok

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