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.

Stories featuring Isis Patterson

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Snapshots from the 2023 Ascend Parent Advisor Convening in Aspen, Colorado.
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsOctober 2, 2023
Ascend at the Aspen Institute is excited to announce the launch of the 2023 Parent-Powered Solutions Fund, which will provide financial resources and...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsJuly 20, 2023
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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, s...
Aspen Postsecondary Success for ParentsApril 25, 2023
Today, Ascend at the Aspen Institute (Ascend) released the second season of “1 in 5,” its highly rated podcast that explores the multifaceted live...
Press ReleasesMarch 20, 2023
Today, Ascend at the Aspen Institute (Ascend) announced that 11 new Parent Advisors have joined its Postsecondary Success for Parents initiative (PSP)...
Press ReleasesSeptember 29, 2022