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Public Assets Institute Adds a New Policy Analyst

MONTPELIER – Dr. Julie Lowell has joined Public Assets Institute’s staff as a Policy Analyst.

“We’re delighted to welcome Julie to Public Assets. Her academic research and direct social-service work in Vermont make her a great addition to our staff,” Public Assets president and founder Paul Cillo said Monday.

Lowell came to Public Assets after working at Vermont Works for Women for four years, as both a program evaluator and a direct service provider. She has worked directly with survivors of domestic violence, families experiencing homelessness, and women exiting correctional settings, informing her advocacy at the state level to positively impact policy for individuals living in poverty.

“My academic and professional life has focused on working with policies and programs that strive to create a more equitable society,” Lowell said. “I’m looking forward to using my data, research, and writing skills, and knowledge of asset theory to help inform policies that I hope will profoundly affect Vermonters’ lives.

Lowell has a doctorate in Social Policy from Brandeis University, with a focus on asset distribution and inequality. Her research examined the impact of federal and local housing policy on the well-being of families living in poverty. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Women Studies and Health and Society from University of Rochester. She currently lives in South Burlington and loves spending time with her husband and two kids, her large extended family, baking, being outdoors, and playing ice hockey.

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