Margaret Levy, Segal Fellow

Margaret Levy

2008 Heller MPP Segal Fellow

Margaret Levy grew up in Cambridge, Mass., and received her BA in psychology from the University of Michigan. After serving as the Public Health Policy Analyst for a Massachusetts State Senator and as a teacher at a computer center for children living in public housing in Brookline, Mass., Margaret received her MPP in 2009 from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Margaret then received a Presidential Management Fellowship, a highly competitive fellowship for graduate school graduates to gain leadership experience in the Federal government. She went to work at the U.S. Department of Education. Margaret is an analyst for the Department’s Budget Service in Washington, D.C. Her work involves providing assistance to staff regarding program policy and funding decisions, preparing budget justifications to Congress, and reviewing regulations and legislation. Margaret’s volunteer activities include tutoring for the Horton’s Kids program, a community-based organization that serves 500 children, grades K-12, living in an isolated neighborhood in Washington, D.C. Horton’s Kids’ mission is to empower at-risk children and prepare them for successful and healthy lives through educational opportunities and comprehensive programs tailored to their needs. They provide a holistic, research-based continuum of academic, enrichment, and basic needs supports designed to empower children to succeed.