DLP, DOCTOR OF LAW AND POLICY
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.
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