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Graduate Degree:Harvard Kennedy School
Undergraduate Degree:Saint Olaf College
Areas of interest:Performance Management
Mentor:Larry DiCara, Nixon Peabody, LLP
Agency:Mayor’s Office, City of Boston
Supervisor:Chris Osgood, Special Assistant, City of Boston
Project description:Nicholas Maryns spent the summer working for the Office of Mayor Thomas M. Menino on a wide variety of projects, including: creating mechanisms to measure and increase the performance of the Mayor’s 24 Hour Hotline and basic city services; helping to plan a community-based response to foreclosures in Boston neighborhoods; identifying and quantifying ways in which wireless companies stick Bostonians with hidden charges and drafting a plan to address the issue, and; assisting is an outreach campaign for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit in Boston’s Empowerment Zone. In addition to these projects, Nick volunteered at Camp Harbor View, shadowed the Mayor, and earned the nickname "Clark Kent" for quickly changing into his suit and tie in a Superman-like fashion after biking to work every day.