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Isis Patterson

Ascend Parent Advisor

Aspen Institute

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.

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