Georgina Ann Hernandez of Harvard Named Metro Housing|Boston’s 2019 Lowell L. Richards Fellow

Massport to Host Fellowship for the Seventh Consecutive Year


Boston, MA – Metro Housing|Boston has announced that Georgina Ann Hernandez of Harvard has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the Lowell L. Richards, III Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service.

Hernandez, who was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, will complete her fellowship this summer with the Massachusetts Port Authority’s (Massport) Real Estate and Asset Management Department, where Lowell Richards was Chief Development Officer for more than ten years. The announcement comes on March 15, Lowell Richard’s birthday.

“We continue to attract exceptional and very competitive candidates for the fellowship and this year was no exception,” said Karen Richards, Lowell’s wife. “Georgina exhibited a combination of life experiences and accomplishments that would have made Lowell proud to have her represent him with this Fellowship. In the end, I like to believe that what we knew and loved about Lowell inspired this decision.”

“We are excited to host another Lowell L. Richards III Fellow at Massport,” said Andrew Hargens, Chief Development Officer at Massport. “Over the last several years, we have had exceptional individuals work alongside us in the Department of Planning and Economic Development.  Georgina’s credentials are outstanding, and we look forward to having her join the team for the summer.”

Georgina will graduate in May from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government with a Master in Public Administration. She is a Fellow in the Edward S. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management, the oldest international program at Harvard.

“I am a strong advocate of cross-sector collaboration and community engagement so I see this Fellowship as an opportunity to apply these into actual situations that would improve people’s quality of life,” said Georgina.

Eventually Georgina wants to work on social and urban policy issues to address poverty and homelessness in the Greater Boston area.  “I see myself dealing with the intersections of social services and economic development to promote a holistic approach in supporting low-income families overcome the challenges that they face on a daily basis.”

Georgina received her Bachelor’s (Interdisciplinary Studies) and Master’s degrees (Social Development) from Ateneo De Manila University in the Philippines.  Prior to her time at Harvard, she was Spokesperson and Head of Anti-Poverty and Advocacy Programs for the Office of the Vice President of the Philippines.

About Metro Housing|Boston

Serving more than 25,000 households annually, Metro Housing|Boston is dedicated to mobilizing wide-ranging resources to provide innovative and personalized services that lead families to housing stability, economic security and an improved quality of life. With more than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, it has solidified their position as an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field. Metro Housing|Boston is committed to making sure that every person in Greater Boston will always have a place to call home. Visit,, or follow on Twitter at @MetroHousingBos.

About Massport

The Massachusetts Port Authority (“Massport”) is an independent public authority of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, created by act of the legislature in 1956. Massport owns and operates Boston-Logan International Airport, L.G. Hanscom Field, Worcester Regional Airport and certain facilities within the Port of Boston.

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