Research Assistants

Katie Blizzard, 2013-2014 Research Assistant, Barnstable Coordinator, Master of City Planning student at MIT 

Katie is a Master in City Planning student at MIT with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Planning. She received her B.A. in Environmental Studies and Biology from Bowdoin College. Prior to coming to MIT, she worked at a variety of nonprofits related to the planning field, including a land trust, a smart growth advocacy group, and the National Building Museum. Katie is working with the Town of Barnstable and the Waquoit Bay Reserve in Massachusetts.

 

 

 

Julie Curti, 2013-2014 Research Assistant, Wells Coordinator, Master of City Planning student at MIT 

Julie is a Master in City Planning student at MIT with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Planning. She received her B.A. in Geography and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Prior to coming to MIT, Julie worked on food policy and programs for the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Washington, DC. She is working with the Town of Wells and the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve in Maine.

 

 

 

Lisa Young, 2013-2014 Research Assistant, Project Management Assistance, Master of City Planning student at MIT 

Lisa is a Master in City Planning student at MIT with a concentration in Environmental Policy and Planning. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from Boise State University. Prior to coming to MIT, Lisa worked on energy policy and public engagement as a community organizer at an environmental nonprofit in Boise, Idaho, in addition to serving as the Youth Commissioner on the Boise Public Works Commission. She is assisting with project management across all cities and towns involved.
 

 

 

Former RAs:

Katherine Buckingham, 2013 Research Assistant, Graduate of the Master of City Planning program at MIT 

Zachary Youngerman, 2013 Research Assistant, Graduate of the Master of City Planning program at MIT 

Jessie Agatstein, 2012-2013 Research Assistant, Barnstable Coordinator, Graduate of the Master of City Planning program at MIT 

Melissa Higbee, 2012-2013 Research Assistant, Cranston Coordinator, Graduate of the Master of City Planning program at MIT 

Erica Simmons, 2012-2013 Research Assistant, Wells Coordinator, Graduate of the Master of City Planning program at MIT 

Casey Stein, 2012-2014 Research Assistant, Dover Coordinator, Graduate of the Master of City Planning program at MIT 

Toral Patel, 2012-2014 Research Assistant, Cranston Coordinator, Graduate of the Master of City Planning program at MIT 

 
Former UROPs:
 

Rebecca Silverman, 2012-2014 Research Assistant, MIT 

Paula Gonzalez, 2013-2014 Research Assistant, MIT 

Elizabeth Berg, Spring 2014 Research Assistant, MIT 

Kaylee Brent, Fall 2013 Research Assistant, MIT 

Priyanka Chatterjee, Spring 2013 Research Assistant, MIT 

Tiffany Chen, Fall 2013 Research Assistant, MIT 

Anthony McHugh, Spring 2014 Research Assistant, MIT 

Jordan Mlsna, Fall 2013 Research Assistant, MIT 

Madeline O’Grady, Fall 2013 Research Assistant, MIT 

Fiona Paine, Spring 2014 Research Assistant, MIT 

Tiana Ramos, Spring 2013 Research Assistant, Wellesley College 

Emily Thai, Spring 2014 Research Assistant, MIT