Lindsay Woodson

2015 Rappaport Public Policy Summer Fellow

May 1, 2015
Lindsay Woodson
Graduate Degree: Harvard Graduate School of Design
Undergraduate Degree: Syracuse University
Area of Interest: Environmental Issues
Mentors: Vivien Li, The Boston Harbor Association and Nathan Sanders, Legendary Entertainment
Agency: Office of State Representative Denise Provost
Supervisor: Massachusetts State Representative Denise Provost
Project Description: Lindsay worked with State Representative Denise Provost (D-Somerville) and a team of experts led by Dr. Doug Brugge from Tufts Medical School to draft state legislation regarding design strategies for minimizing health impacts from near roadway air pollution. During her time at the State House, Lindsay also hosted a legislative briefing to inform Massachusetts Representatives and Senators about air pollution concerns and design solutions to garner support. She also wrote testimony for related environmental bills. Lindsay was also able to contribute to Doug’s team through research, by generating several fact sheets and summary documents. As a designer it critically important to care for the built and natural environment, responsibly. Lindsay appreciated the opportunity to inform policy through design.