Eli J. & Phyllis N. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

Adam Jones

2021 Heller MPP Segal Fellow

Adam Jones is an MPP candidate at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University concentrating in Poverty Alleviation. Before coming to Heller, Adam worked at Vinfen Corporation as the director of a group home for adults with severe mental illnesses. In this role, Adam worked with social workers, psychiatrists, and families to devise and implement evidence-based treatment plans and interventions. Through this work, he came to recognize that responsive community support is critical for people seeking to accomplish their goals and live meaningful lives. At Heller and as a Fellow, Adam seeks to apply lessons learned in mental healthcare to work that supports children and families. As the parent of a toddler himself, Adam has witnessed firsthand the challenges that parents face in accessing affordable childcare and adequate support networks. He is passionate about informing and creating policy that increases opportunity for children and empowers parents. Adam graduated from Brandeis University in 2015 with a degree in neuroscience. He is originally from Brooklyn, New York, and lives in Waltham with his wife and son. Adam is also a musician and comedian who loves to perform throughout the Greater Boston area. Adam is excited to learn about and implement strategies that have meaningful impacts on the lives of children and families as a Segal Fellow this summer.