Elise Rapoza
Senior Research and Corporate Engagement Associate
Elise’s academic and professional experience to date has centered around science and technology policy and the role that innovation can play in achieving economic and environmental progress. Previously, she studied the role of science and technology in the local economy as a full-time researcher at the UMass Dartmouth Public Policy Center, with a special focus on offshore wind and the maritime economy. Elise managed the Public Policy Center’s Offshore Wind Economics Project and was a lead author of Charting the Course: A Regional Assessment of the Marine Science and Technology Sector in Southeastern New England. She also studied regional innovation systems and cluster development theory as the Program Research Analyst at the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. Elise is a UMass Dartmouth alumna, graduating summa cum laude in Multidisciplinary Studies, and holds a Master of Statistics and a Master of Public Policy with a concentration in Science and Technology Policy from Oregon State University.