Caroline Koch

2014 Public Policy Summer Fellow

May 27, 2014

Caroline says "The Rappaport Fellowship provided me with a unique opportunity to combine theory and practice to advance public policy in my own community. Through the fellowship, I witnessed first-hand how working on the ground with different community stakeholders and utilizing data and research can push policy forward. Furthermore, I learned to never underestimate the power of working with the unfamiliar. Through the Rappaport fellowship, I was able to explore policy issues that were completely new to me and that I came to develop a passion for. In addition, the support and dedication from my two supervisors helped me gain a practical understanding of the relationship between government and public policy and has also encouraged me to seek a job in the public sector upon graduation. I am honored to be a part of the influential and passionate network of people that are involved with the Rappaport Institute and excited to use this experience to promote the vitality of the Commonwealth in my future career."