Jessie Partridge joined MAPC’s Data Services department in January 2013 to support the work of the Sustainable Communities Grant. Jessie Partridge is a Data Engagement Specialist focused on making data accessible and engaging to the MAPC community through project work, user outreach, and implementation of compelling data visualizations, graphics and web design. She joined the Data Services department in January 2013 to support the work of the Sustainable Communities Grant.
Ms. Partridge’s contributions to project work at MAPC include Dimensions of Displacement, a report on the potential risk of displacement to Somerville residents with the construction of the MBTA’s Green Line Extension, Prosperity Indicators, a check-in on the region’s progress toward achieving a more prosperous and equitable region, and the redesign of the MetroBoston DataCommon, Data Services’ data web portal. Jessie is active on MAPC’s Equity at MAPC committee, which works to advance the agency’s internal equity practices and to evaluate the agency’s progress in advancing equity throughout Metro Boston.
Prior to joining MAPC, Ms. Partridge was a research consultant at Community Labor United, where she co-authored Route to Our Future, a report detailing equitable and sustainable policy strategies for Massachusetts’ regional transit systems. She also worked as a process engineer at Mott MacDonald, where she specialized in process simulation and detailed engineering design in the renewable energy field.
She holds a Master of Arts in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical and Biological Engineering, both from Tufts University.
Areas of Expertise: Geographic information systems (GIS), transportation equity, sustainability, and community based planning.