Panel Manager: Combatting Health Inequity in the Black Community
Sophie Dover, a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School, is a community impact specialist with a focus on racial justice, economic equity, urban development and community health. Before joining the Kennedy School, she most recently served as Senior Policy Analyst at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), fighting for affordable housing protections under the current federal administration, training and educating NYCHA’s 11,000 union employees, and working to make public housing more accessible and transparent to the residents it serves. Having worked as a patient navigator at a community health clinic in Boston, community organizer in Jackson Heights, Queens, and an external affairs representative at a real estate firm in Brooklyn, she is exploring the myriad ways to tackle community-led change and social accountability. While at the Kennedy School, she is focused on the nexus between social entrepreneurship, impact investing, anti-poverty, and anti-racism work in the United States.