In the public policy arena, our graduates move into leadership positions in:
- Government relations or public affairs
- Non-profit or advocacy organizations
- Legal services
Among our graduates are three women who were elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives:
- Current Majority Leader Lida Harkins (’87)
- The Honorable Elizabeth Malia (’89)
- Susan Tracy (’83), who served in the legislature before running for the U.S. Congress
Others have gone on to serve in elected office at the municipal level such as Sara Robertson, the first female mayor of Worcester, MA. Others hold leadership positions in the Offices of US Senator John Kerry and former Senator Edward Kennedy, and Congressmen James McGovern, among others.
Sample Alumnae Profiles
Kathleen O'Brien ('09) is Project Coordinator of Mass in Motion, a health promotion project sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Michaella Morzuch ('04) went on to complete an MPA at UMass Amherst and now holds the position as a policy analyst at Mathematica Policy Research in Cambridge.
Dalié Jiménez ('06) graduated in June 2009 from Harvard Law School and is at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she is serving as a policy analyst in the Credit Information and Specialty Finance Markets group. She is also on an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law. She is currently on leave
Erin O’Brien Jones (’92) is Managing Associate Director of Candidate Services at Nonprofit Professionals Advisory Group.
Martha Bagley (’88) is a practicing attorney in Salem, Massachusetts. In addition to her law practice, she is still involved in politics, serving recently as Andrea Cabral’s campaign chairwomen.
Stacy Malone ('95) continued her graduate education to earn a law degree at Boston University School of Law. Stacey serves as the Director of the Victim Rights Law Center, the first nonprofit law center in the nation solely dedicated to serving the needs of rape and sexual assault victims.