February 23, 2024

BU Alum Serves as Inaugural MTF Policy Start Fellow

Megan Jones ,

BU School of Public Health

Last spring, just before graduating from the Master of Public Health program at the School of Public Health, Leedya Senbetta was selected by the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation (MTF) to be their inaugural Policy Start Fellow.

Developed in partnership with the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (ACIU Mass) and coordinated through SPH’s Career and Practicum Office, the 14-month fellowship aims to expand the pipeline of graduates from underrepresented communities with opportunities in the public and private sectors. The fellowship emphasizes mentoring and networking opportunities while simultaneously supporting MTF’s research capacity and diversity goals. The fellowship is supported by MTF members including AT&T, Baystate Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Comcast, Fidelity Investments, Mass General Brigham, and entrepreneur and professor at Hult International Business School Ted Ladd.