June 13, 2019
Emy Takinami, a dual degree student studying social work at BUSSW and educational leadership and policy at BU Wheelock, was accepted to the Rappaport Public Policy Summer Fellowship program at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston for the summer of 2019. She will be the first BUSSW student to participate in the program.
Takinami will work at the Boston Public Schools’ Office of Opportunity Gaps, supporting their policy implementation plan to close the opportunity and achievement gap for students from historically marginalized backgrounds. She will join Harold Miller, senior director of Opportunity Gaps Policy and District Transformation, and his team, including Boston University alum Dr. Colin Rose, Ed.D, assistant superintendent of the Office of Opportunity Gaps.
The summer fellowship, which includes a $7,000 stipend, is open to graduate students in the Greater Boston area and prioritizes public service initiatives. The Rappaport Institute, housed in the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, offers this fellowship program as part of its mission to improve the governance of Greater Boston by promoting emerging leaders, informed discussion, and novel ideas.