Mayor Marty Walsh announced in August 2015 the City of Boston’s first-ever chief resilience officer: Atyia Martin, a 2014 graduate of the College of Professional Studies Doctor of Law and Policy program.

The position was created as part of 100 Resilient Cities, an initiative established by the Rockefeller Foundation to help cities worldwide address physical, social, and economic challenges. Martin is focused on developing and implementing a resilience strategy for the City of Boston, particularly around social resilience. She is working to address issues such as racism, neighborhood violence, and unemployment.

Martin, a U.S. Air Force veteran, is currently an adjunct faculty member at the College of Professional Studies. She joined Northeastern after serving as the director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness at the Boston Public Health Commission.

To learn more about her role and research at Northeastern, read the full story on news@Northeastern.




Find the graduate program that’s right for you.
Fill out the form below to download a PDF with more information on Northeastern Graduate Programs

The Northeastern Advantage

Northeastern University is grounded in an innovative idea — that education is about is engaging with the world to solve problems and lead change.

This idea is something we put in motion on a daily basis. We’ve established working relationships in Boston, in hundreds of communities in the United States and in more than 90 countries around the world, including with 3,000+ organizations in business and finance, healthcare and law, education and research, and community service and government.

These highly specialized partnerships are the backbone of an education grounded in experiential learning. Experiential learning transforms “global” and “innovative” from concepts to actions, makes our students and our degree programs more interactive, and invigorates an approach to research that translates knowledge into solutions.

In today’s rapidly changing economic landscape, Northeastern offers flexible, challenging degree programs that connect students with emerging fields, make them problem solvers in the global economy, and prepare them for a lifetime of learning — in Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Silicon Valley and beyond.