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Meet the Team

Elaine Donnelly

Director, Tisch College Community Research Center
Phone 617.627.4099

Elaine directs the Tisch College Community Research Center (TCRC), a resource that supports community-based research across all disciplines. Before joining Tisch College, Elaine’s professional and research experience focused on cross-sector partnerships, educational equity issues for low-income students, service learning, entrepreneurship, and community development. She has a Ph.D. and M.S. in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts Boston, an M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and B.A. from Boston College.

Awes Hassan

AmeriCorps VISTA

Awes is the new AmeriCorps VISTA at Tisch College. As a VISTA in this role, he looks to assist the Tisch College Community Research Center (TCRC) in their ongoing research project. Before joining Tisch College, he worked with students as both a resident assistant and a teaching assistant as well. He received a B.S. in Public Health from UMass Amherst, where that passion for research was cultivated.