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Julia Vasta

Master of Public Policy

Graduated in 2021

Julia Vasta is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Boston Municipal Research Bureau where she analyzes a wide variety of city policies and finances. She joined the Research Bureau after completing a Master of Public Policy at Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in 2021. There she worked on a number of research projects covering topics such as housing in Greater Boston and family and caregiving dynamics during COVID-19. Before graduate school, Julia worked as an immigration paralegal for three years in Boston and New Jersey. She grew up in Massachusetts and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and Spanish from Cornell University.

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Julia’s Path

I’ve always known that if I’m going to spend so much of my life working, I want to commit that time to helping others, especially those who are working against all odds to live happy, fulfilling lives.

Areas of Expertise: Boston city government, first job at Boston Municipal Research Bureau, summer Fishman Fellowship during grad school with City of Boston


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