2015 Summer Fellows

The Boston University (BU) Initiative on Cities (IOC) is proud to share the 2015 class of    Summer Fellows. Chosen from a group of competitive candidates, the 2015 Summer Fellows are working closely with local governments on projects that demonstrate a commitment to urban leadership.

Molly Lawrence headshotMolly Lawrence – Boston, Massachusetts

Molly Lawrence, a 2015 Masters in Public Health graduate from the BU School of Public Health, is serving as the IOC’s annual Boston Summer Fellow. Working with City of Boston Mayor Martin Walsh‘s Office of New Urban Mechanics, Lawrence is focused on civic innovation and improving city services.

Tim Ogino headshotTimothy Ogino – Melbourne, Australia

Timothy Ogino, who is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering at the BU College of Engineering, is spending his summer working with the Sustainability Branch for the City of Melbourne, Australia. Ogino is focusing on coordinating  the Sustainability Branch and their partners at Citipower around an effort to build a roadmap for Melbourne’s future electricity supply.

Tala Rahim headshotTalal Rahim – Providence, Rhode Island

Talal Rahim, a PhD candidate in Economics at the BU College of Arts and Sciences, is fulfilling his Summer Fellowship with the City of Providence, RI. Rahim is serving as Mayor Jorge Elorza‘s Data Science Fellow where he will be focused on projects that include building an energy efficiency database and a property inspections database.

Lawrence, Ogino, and Rahim conclude their Fellowships in August and will be sharing their experiences at a IOC Fellowship Alumni Panel event in the Fall of 2015. Stay tuned for more information on the Panel event and details on future Fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at BU.