Julia Maselli

Summer in the Field Fellow, 2022

M.A. Candidate, Global Policy and Sustainable Development, Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies
B.A., International Relations, focus on Environmental Policy, University of South Florida

Julia Maselli was a Summer in the Field Fellow, 2022 and a Master’s candidate at the Boston University Pardee School of Global Studies, specializing in global policy and sustainable development. She received her B.A. in International Relations with a focus on Environmental Policy from the University of South Florida. She is interested in making a difference by developing policies that are community-centered and sustainable.

For her Summer in the Field Fellowship, Julia conducted field research for a Capstone project in Meghalaya, India during which she will be surveying and data mapping the area commissioned by the Meghalayan government. The primary objective of this research is to help the state begin to evaluate this policy and design subsequent, complementary policies or projects. The first step of the project will be qualitative research, including preparation through review of existing memos, reports, newspaper articles and scholarly research. The final stage of the research project will be analysis of all the data collected (qualitative and quantitative) to evaluate the impact of existing policy (quotas) to increase women’s political leadership in Meghalaya, and to identify areas for revising existing policy or building and evaluating additional, complementary policy to effectively improve women’s political leadership in Meghalaya, India.

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