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Lori Nelson

Deputy Chief of Staff of the MBTA

Lori Nelson is the Deputy Chief of Staff for the MBTA. Prior to joining the MBTA, Lori worked for Governor Deval Patrick as the Deputy Director of Community Affairs and Special Projects, where she served as a liaison on community related affairs, particularly concerning youth, ethnic groups and coalitions across the Commonwealth, faith-based initiatives, and worked with Public Safety and Health and Human Services on youth violence reduction. Lori specializes in coalition and partnership building, as well as political strategy in urban areas. Lori studied English Literature and African American Studies at Northeastern University; while there she also completed the study of Urban Politics fellows program.