Mai Waziry of University of Massachusetts Named Metro Housing|Boston’s 2024 Lowell L. Richards Fellow

Massport to Host Fellowship for the Twelfth Consecutive Year

Boston, MA – Metro Housing|Boston has announced that Mai Waziry of UMass Boston has been selected as the 2024 recipient of the Lowell L. Richards, III Fellowship for Leadership and Public Service.                                                       

Mai 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.

“Through Lowell’s dedication, this fellowship inspired to attract exceptional and very competitive candidates, and this year was no exception,” said Karen Richards, Lowell’s wife. “Mai exhibited a tremendous depth of life experiences and accomplishments that would have made Lowell proud to represent him. In the end, what we know and love about Lowell continues to inspire this experience.”

“Once again, we are excited to host a Lowell L. Richards III Fellow at Massport this summer,” said Andrew Hargens, Chief Development Officer. “Our long-standing partnership with Metro Housing|Boston and, importantly, the generosity of Karen Richards have afforded us the great opportunity to meet an exceptional group of fellows that have worked alongside us in Massport’s Real Estate & Asset Management Department. Mai’s credentials are outstanding, and we look forward to having them join our team.”

Mai is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Public Policy and Urban Affairs at UMass Boston. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cairo University, an MBA from Cambridge College, and a Master of Science from Northeastern University.

“The Lowell L. Richards Fellowship will enable me to translate my skillset into real-world settings and simultaneously acquire new skills and field expertise in public service,” says Mai. “I am enthusiastic about utilizing my skillset to optimize public policies and to promote sustainable public services in housing and economic development.”  

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 40 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

About Massport

The Massachusetts Port Authority (“Massport”) is an independent quasi-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, Conley Container Terminal and Flynn Cruiseport Boston in the Port of Boston, and more than 450 acres of commercial and maritime real estate assets in Charlestown, East Boston and South Boston along with a number of waterfront parks and open spaces.

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