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Former IOP Fellows

Tomás Gonzalez

Tomás Gonzalez

Tomás Gonzalez is a dedicated advocate for social justice and empowerment in Boston, with an impressive track record in political, electoral, and social campaigns spanning over 30 years. Born and raised in Boston, he is deeply rooted in the community and committed to driving positive change. He has held multiple influential roles within Boston's local government such as Deputy Director for the Mayor's Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS) and Assistant Commissioner for the City of Boston's Inspectional Services department. Gonzalez served as the political director for the Massachusetts Communities Action Network (MCAN) and the founding member and executive board member of Raise Up Massachusetts (RUM). Currently, Gonzalez works as the Director of Community & Advocacy at Amplify Latinx and is the co-owner of SEED Cannabis Dispensary located in Jamaica Plain. 


Alison King

Alison King

Alison King is an award-winning journalist with over 30 years of experience in the broadcasting industry. She spent most of her career covering politics in New England, including leading the local, state, and regional political coverage for NBC Boston/NECN from 1995 until her retirement from TV in April 2023. She has covered seven presidential elections and interviewed every Republican and Democratic presidential candidate since 1996. King has also reported and produced three documentaries, including “Ted Kennedy: Last Liberal Standing,” “The Education of Deval Patrick,” and “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of New Hampshire.” She has won several awards for her reporting, including 4 Emmys, 2 Gracies, and 3 Associated Press awards.


Disclaimer: This information is accurate for the time period that these Fellows were affiliated with the Berry Institute of Politics.

Eugenia Gibbons

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Eugenia Gibbons is an expert in clean energy and climate policy and programming. With an eye towards equity and climate justice, she has worked throughout her career to hold people and communities at the center of strategy development, policy design, and program implementation. Gibbons was a member of Governor Healey and Lt. Governor Driscoll’s transition policy committee for climate readiness, resiliency, and adaptation after previously serving on the Commission on Clean Heat, convened by Governor Baker. Gibbons was previously the Massachusetts Director of Climate Policy for Health Care Without Harm where she worked with hospitals to reduce their environmental footprint. Currently, Gibbons works as the Clean Power Program Director for the Energy Foundation.

Learn more about Eugenia Gibbons' Fellowship at Salem State.

Jane Swift

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Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift is an accomplished leader in both the public and private sectors and a recognized national voice on education policy, women’s leadership and work/family integration. Swift served for fifteen years in state government, including holding the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, and State Senator. Since leaving public office, she has held roles in the private sector focused on education as a Chief Executive Officer, an adviser to entrepreneurial education companies, a board member and committee chair for public companies, and a partner in a venture capital fund. Currently, Swift is an operating partner at The Vistria Group and founder of Cobble Hill Farm Education & Rescue Center.

Learn more aBOUT Governor Jane Swift's FELLOWSHIP at Salem State.

Disclaimer: This information is accurate for the time period that these Fellows were affiliated with the Berry Institute of Politics.

Mayor Kim Janey

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Kim Michelle Janey made history when she was sworn in as Boston’s first woman and first Black mayor, successfully leading the city through a multitude of unprecedented challenges, including the COVID-19 global pandemic. Prior to serving as mayor, Janey was elected to the Boston City Council as the first woman to represent District 7 and in 2020 was elected by her peers to serve as President of the most diverse City Council in Boston’s history. Devoting her life to public service, Janey has 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector guided by her values: the importance of education, the power of community organizing, and the fundamental principles of equity and justice.

Learn more aBOUT Mayor Kim Janey'S FELLOWSHIP at Salem State.

Jennifer L. Levi

Jennifer Levi

Jennifer L. Levi is a lawyer, a professor, and a nationally recognized expert on transgender legal issues who has dedicated their career to fighting for the rights of women; children; the poor; and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) clients. Currently, Levi serves as the Director of the Transgender Rights Project for the GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) and as Professor of Law at Western New England University. Throughout their career, Levi has led legal fights for transgender equality across a range of contexts including in the areas of family law, education, health care, incarceration, military service, and beyond.

Learn more aBOUT JENNIFER L. LEVI'S FELLOWSHIP at Salem State.

Disclaimer: This information is accurate for the time period that these Fellows were affiliated with the Berry Institute of Politics.

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