Amanda Maher works for the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City as a Senior Analyst. She is creating a knowledge management system to help identify the best practices being used by cities nationwide in the inner city economic development arena. Amanda is also responsible for developing content for ICIC’s blog and other social media channels.
While in the program, Amanda was selected for the prestigious Rappaport Fellowship, a public policy fellowship sponsored by Harvard University’s Rappaport Institute. The 10 week summer fellowship is awarded annually to only 12 graduate students. As a Rappaport Fellow, Amanda worked for the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. She was responsible for reviewing various legislative proposals and conducting research. Amanda previously interned with the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Economic Development Department, where she researched existing business incubators and co-working locations, establishing a comprehensive database.