2016 Doebele Fellows

2016 Doebele Fellows

This summer Doebele Fellows situated in government, museum and policy settings will be deepening their understanding of how urban farming, arts and culture, and socially responsible design can advance equity and justice. It’s the 4th year of the William A. Doebele Fellowship in Community Design, endowed by LOEB alumni for the 40th Anniversary of the Fellowship in 2010, part of the GSD’s highly competitive Community Service Fellowship Program that funds 10 week summer internships in nonprofit and government settings.

Doebele Fellow Megan Marin (MDes in History and Philosophy of Design ‘17) will be joining the team of museum professionals working on the “By the People, Designing a Better America” exhibition about socially responsible design opening September 30 at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum.

Charlotte Leib (MLA I ‘18) will work with Barbara Knecht (LF ’93) at the Urban Farming Institute of Boston on a manual of principles and technical details for the construction of urban farms.

Andres David Quinche (MUP ‘17) will be in the DC Office of Planning in Washington, writing and conducting research for initiatives that include the Place Project, creative placemaking in disadvantaged and underrepresented neighborhoods.

The Doebele Fellows are part of a corps of 17 Community Service Fellows who will be serving in Boston and around the country. Here’s the entire list:

Greater Boston Community Service Fellows

  • Katherine Elizabeth Miller (MUP ‘17), Community Design Resource Center of Boston
  • Shanasia Glendale Sylman, MLA I 2018, Mystic River Watershed Association, Arlington, MA
  • Adria Rose Boynton (MDes in Risk and Resilience ’17), Boston Redevelopment Authority
  • Javier Ors Ausin (MDes in Critical Conservation ’17), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Washington, DC
  • Aaron David Charles Hill (MLA I ’17), Florida Keys Land & Sea Trust
  • Alison Orellana Malouf (MLA I ’18), Humanitarian Open Street Map, San Francisco

The Joint Center for Housing Studies Community Service Fellows

  • Arjun Gupta Sarma (MUP ’17), Greater Ashmont Main Street, Boston
  • Diana Jih (MLA I ’18), Public Workshop, Philadelphia
  • Omar J De La Riva (MUP ’17), Latino Health Access, Santa Ana, CA
  • Daniel Foster (MUP ’17), City Life Vida Urbana, Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Jack Popper (MUP/MPP ’18), Beyond Housing, St. Louis, MO
  • Kevin Symcox (MUP ’17), George Kaiser Family Foundation, Tulsa, OK
  • Christopher Merritt (MLA II ’17), Central Indiana Community Foundation, Indianapolis

The Harvard Club of New York Fellow

  • Mengqing Chen (MLA I ’17), NYC Housing Preservation and Development
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