JP Native Yareliz Diaz Named a 2019 Rappaport Public Policy Fellow

The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston at the Harvard Kennedy School has named Yareliz Diaz a 2019 Rappaport Public Policy Fellow.

A native of Jamaica Plain, MA, Yareliz is a graduate of John D. O’ Bryant School of Mathematics & Science High School in Boston, MA and is currently attending the Boston University School of Public Health in Boston, MA.

Rappaport Fellows participate in a 10-week summer internship at municipal and state agencies throughout Greater Boston while attending a weekly seminar series featuring leading practitioners and scholars. Fellows receive a $7,000 stipend for the summer.

“This group is one of the most diverse with regard to schools, interest areas, and backgrounds and the students are looking forward to working with a number of new agencies at the municipal and state level this summer” said Paulina O’Brien, Interim Executive Director, The Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston.

The fellowship program is a key component of The Rappaport Institute, which aims to improve the governance of Greater Boston by promoting emerging leaders, stimulating informed discussions and producing new ideas.

The Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation actively promotes the growth of leadership and innovative thinking in the areas of public policy, neurologic disease and mental health, and the arts. It does so by supporting individuals and institutions in the Greater Boston area in the quest to improve the quality of life and catalyze new generations of collaborative leaders.

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