Rappaport Fellow and Jamaica Plain Resident Celebrated at Harvard Kennedy School

Jamaica Plain resident Sherelle Wu was among the celebrated at a special dinner at the Harvard Kennedy School that drew Massachusetts lawmakers and senior public officials. The dinner that was held recently highlighted the work this year’s Rappaport Fellows class performed in taking on local policy and legal issues while working at offices of local government. The Fellows worked on diverse issues ranging from transportation to opioid addiction to LGBT rights and were matched with mentors outside their offices who supported their professional development. In attendance were, among others, state Senators William Brownsberger (D-Belmont) and James Eldridge (D-Middleborough), state Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton), state Rep. and House Ways and Means Chairman Jeffrey Sanchez (D-Boston), former Massachusetts Attorney General Scott Harshbarger, and former United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz. In her fellowship, Wu worked at the Massachusetts Attorney General’s office.