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|Graduate Degree: Harvard Kennedy School
Undergraduate Degree: Wesleyan University
Areas of Interest: Environmental policy
Mentor: Vivian Li, Executive director of the Boston Harbor Association
Agency: Massachusetts Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Supervisor: Eric Friedman, Executive Office of Environmental Affairs
Project Description: Amy created a protocol for conducting an annual greenhouse gas inventory for state agencies, researched sustainability indicators, wrote a memo on outdoor lighting policy, and contributed to a state report on dioxin. She also helped put together a fact sheet on sustainable design, researched all sorts of sustainability factoids, and searched for many fun things on the web.
After her placement, Amy Dain is headed up a project co-sponsored by the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research studying housing regulations and creating an on-line database. This comprehensive Internet database provides the information necessary to understand regulatory issues in every city and town in Massachusetts. By making the regulatory regime for housing "transparent" – clear and visible to all – opinion leaders and policy makers will have the tools they need to understand and act.