Director, Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship
Flavia is the founding Director of the Mindich Program in Engaged Scholarship, and a Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard College. As Director she works across the Harvard community to stimulate community-collaborative curricular innovations and develop civically-engaged experiential learning experiences for students. She teaches the inquiry-based, community-collaborative seminar course Urban Health and Community Change: Planning Action with Local Stakeholders in partnership with the City of Somerville Health and Human Services Department, and the Cambridge Health Alliance, Somerville Community Health Agenda. Flavia holds a PhD in Social Policy from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, and a MS degree in Education from the Bank Street College of Education. She completed her postdoctoral research and training at Wellesley College. A former K-8 teacher and health and human services program administrator from NYC, she has taught undergraduate and graduate students since 1999. She is a proud NYC public high school graduate.