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Senior Fellow

Arielle Galinsky is a senior at Tufts University pursuing a diverse academic path in biopsychology, community health, and American politics. As the Tufts student body president, she actively shapes campus initiatives and policies, as well as serves as the curator and executive organizer for TEDxTufts. 

Arielle’s passion for advocating for older adults led her to co-found The Legacy Project, a Massachusetts-based nonprofit dedicated to connecting students and olders to preserve life histories through published prose. Furthering her interest in this work, she pursued a certificate in Innovation and Social Impact in Gerontology from the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. She also trained to become a Massachusetts ombudsman. Throughout her undergraduate years, she has delved into research on neurodegenerative diseases and currently works in the Health and Productive Aging Lab at Tufts, focusing on the impact of caregiving on older adults.

With a commitment to effecting equitable policy change in the health sector, Arielle will pursue a master’s degree at the Harvard Kennedy School in Fall 2024. Arielle has been recognized with a 2023 Presidential Award for Civic Life at Tufts University. She has also been a national finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship and Truman Scholarship. 

In her pursuit of a comprehensive understanding of constituent issues and policy dynamics, Arielle has interned in various settings, including the Offices of Senator Edward Markey, Office of Democratic Whip Katherine Clark, Suffolk Family and Probate Court, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, American Society on Aging, and US Ways and Means Health Subcommittee.

Seeking to run for public office someday, Arielle is deeply passionate about building a policy environment where olders and youngers work together to build a brighter future.