"The Rose Fellowship will allow me the space to take risks, think critically, and be part of a dynamic feedback loop with an unparalleled support network from the host community and Enterprise. It will help me further develop my toolset for working in the public sector and deepen my ability to build capacity, form holistic partnerships, reaffirm a sense of place, and encourage the long-term sustainability and resiliency of our communities through impactful design."
Co-hosted by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) & Urban Edge, Kristen will serve as a bridge between JPNDC and Urban Edge in the development of Jackson Square, a strategic site in Boston that will serve as a transit hub and central civic space.
Kristen holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University and a Master in Architecture from Parsons School of Design. She is a LEED AP, and worked at Pratt Center for Community Development in New York City prior to joining the fellowship.