It is my great pleasure to congratulate Dr. Sara Patenaude on obtaining her PhD in History from Georgia State University! In addition to her involvement as a member of the Bleakly team since August 2017, Sara has simultaneously worked tirelessly in her studies of urban history, public policy, and city planning. Her dissertation, "The False Promise of Individual Choice: Residential Segregation and Policy Discourse in Baltimore Public Housing, 1940-1970," examines the ways a policy emphasis on individual choice prevented the meaningful desegregation of Baltimore's public housing and investigates the interplay between federal policy makers and local elected leaders and civil servants at the intersections of politics, public policy, and city planning.
Sara has become an integral component of Bleakly Advisory and the expertise she brings to the Group adds another level of analysis to our capabilities. We are lucky and proud to have her on the team. Congrats, Sara!