Fellowship Spotlight: Ashley McCulley

Following a previous post about the Policy School’s Graduate Fellowship Program and two of our outstanding graduate fellows, we’d like to share another graduate fellowship success story.

Ashley McCulley, a second year Master of Urban and Regional Policy Student, spent her summer working at the City of Boston Environment and Energy Office thanks to the Stone Fellowship, which is generously supported by Cathy and Jim Stone.

Ashley spent her fellowship working on projects related to the City’s Climate Action Plan and other environmental planning efforts for the City of Boston. Specifically, she conducted a preliminary analysis to compare methodology that the City has used for seven years in preparing their greenhouse gas inventories to other national and international GHG protocols. The purpose was to determine both whether there are significant sources of emissions that may be missing and whether there are better methods to estimate emissions for sources already included.

She was also able to use her GIS skills to further understand the distribution of parking in Downtown Boston and to help plan an on-the-ground inventory of Air Pollution Control Commission permit holders for off-street parking. Thanks to Ashley’s diligence and hard work, she was able to continue interning with the Environment and Energy Office and currently works on the Community GHG inventory and implementation of the APCC Parking Freeze Permit inventory.

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