Isis Patterson

Harvard Graduate School of Design
Boston, Massachusetts

Isis is a mother of two who graduated with her bachelor’s degree in public policy from Endicott College and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in urban planning from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Isis has worked for the U.S. House of Representatives since 2019 and is currently a staff assistant and constituent caseworker at the office of Congressman Seth Moulton. Prior to that, Isis has been an undergraduate research fellow at the National Center for Student Parent Programs, an undergraduate research assistant at the Program Evaluation and Research Group, and an Expectant and Parenting Youth Representative with the New York City Administration for Children’s Services. Isis’ research focus has been in land use regulation, racial wealth gap disparities, student parent program success, and equitable transit-oriented development. She is passionate about finding new ways to address community challenges through the implementation of equitable economic, educational, and community-based solutions.

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Growing up, Isis Patterson and her family were constantly operating in survival mode. School offered her the safety and security she lacked at home, so she took a liking to it. When she found out she was pregnant at 15, she kept herself immersed in her schoolwork, graduated with honors, and received a full-ride scholarship …

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