Master of Public Policy
Graduated in 2019
After earning his undergrad at Temple University, Daniel worked as a campaign manager and legislative aide to Pennsylvania State Representatives Kevin and Brendan Boyle before moving on to become a legal assistant at a law firm in Philadelphia. Upon moving back to Massachusetts in his mid-20’s, Daniel volunteered for the 2013 special election campaign of Ed Markey before becoming a high school social sciences teacher in Westford and Shrewsbury, MA and working as curriculum coordinator at an academic summer camp in Concord, MA.
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While at Northeastern Daniel focused his studies on educational policy, particularly concerning vocational education, curriculum development, and school district funding. Currently, Daniel works within the development department of Fenway High School, a public-pilot school on Mission Hill, as the Ventures Program Director. This role sees him develop and maintain partnerships between the school and various corporations and nonprofits around the city, oversee the school’s internship program, write and apply for grants, and teach a class revolving around career exploration and financial literacy. Never able to stay still for too long, Daniel can be found at community events in his home neighborhood of Allston-Brighton, at a Red Sox or Celtics game, or running along the Charles River.
Areas of Expertise: Education policy, local government, and internships/jobs
More Student Paths
- Motivated by the struggles of her upbringing, Urbashee pursued economics as her field of study as an undergraduate at Boston University.
- Before coming to Northeastern, Urbashee worked at a public policy think tank in Washington, D.C., and obtained a master’s degree in economics at the George Washington University.
- With the guidance of Prof. Alicia Modestino, Urbashee is analyzing the impact of private and public summer jobs programs on students’ academic and future employment outcomes.
- Specifically, Urbashee is investigating whether students placed in private, as opposed to public, sector summer jobs are likely to have better employment outcomes.
- Urbashee was recently awarded a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation, enabling her to participate in research training and purchase datasets for her dissertation.
- Urbashee's goal is to become an economist who studies and finds viable solutions to the deepening issues of poverty and inequality plaguing the youth in America.
- In July, Urbashee's first co-authored economics working paper "Politicians Avoid Tax Increases Around Elections", was posted on SSRN...
- Explored fields and methods of study he had not previously encountered through classroom experiences, engagement with faculty mentors, and research across the university.
- Had an “a-ha!” moment for his dissertation topic after writing about graffiti writing and neoliberal space for Prof. Gallagher’s Globalization & the Geopolitics of Writing class.
- Supported students and engaged in professional development as a Writing Center consultant and First-Year Writing instructor.
- Served as a graduate fellow for the Center of Advancing Teaching and Learning Through Research (CATLR), where he conducted a university-wide assessment of the co-op program.
- With the help of Prof. Neal Lerner, Charles conducted assessment studies across the entire Writing Program while serving as the program’s Assistant Director.
- Developed the term “GeoEthnography” for his dissertation to look at the way Boston graffiti writers make, and remake, social and public space through their rhetorical work.
- Conferenced with Prof. Poe and Prof. Gallagher to develop a seminar paper into an article for publication in a flagship journal of Rhetoric and Composition...