The Initiative

Fellows

 
 
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Eva Flavia Martinez Orbegozo - research fellow

Eva Flavia is a Research Fellow for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, working closely with Jorrit de Jong and faculty from Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School on cross-boundary collaboration. In particular, Eva Flavia is designing an ambitious mixed-method research approach (including surveys, case studies, and interviews) that will examine how 29 teams from 20 different cities—including some international—work within their local group to achieve their goals. Outputs from the project will include journal articles, practitioner articles, teaching material, and frameworks that help translate new knowledge into actionable content.

Eva Flavia has been an architect and an educator in her native city of Madrid, Spain. She holds B.A.s and M.A.s in both Architecture and English Philology, as well as an M.Ed in Education Policy and Management, and an M.Ed in Specialized Studies—both from Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 
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jennifer musisi - city leader in residence

Jennifer is the first City Leader in Residence with the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, where she plays a key role in advising on the design of Bloomberg Harvard programming, with a particular emphasis on programming for cities outside of the United States. She also serves as a resource for faculty, students, staff, and participating mayors and other city leaders, sharing insight and information on innovations, solutions, and approaches to common problems across cities.

Jennifer has three decades of experience in turning around government institutions and systems in challenging settings. Most recently, she was appointed by the president of Uganda to serve as the first executive director of Kampala, the capital city of Uganda (a role comparable to mayor, chief executive or city manager). In this capacity, she earned a global reputation for strong urban governance, organizational leadership, innovation, and building service delivery systems in institutions grappling with crippling corruption, limited financing and systemic dysfunction. She also entered partnerships and mobilized significant funding to advance the city. Jennifer previously served as commissioner of legal services and board affairs at the Uganda Revenue Authority and as legal adviser to Makerere University.

She started her career as a state attorney in the Directorate of Public Prosecutions in the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs in Uganda. She also worked as Uganda’s ambassador for UN Sustainable Development Goal 11, focusing on making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. She has been a speaker, trainer, and mentor on leadership, institutional reformation, transformational urban development, corruption, youth empowerment, poverty alleviation, innovative and appropriate solutions, and climate change. She has won numerous awards and accolades in recognition of her accomplishments.

Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honors) and Master of Public Administration & Management from Makerere University in Kampala, and a Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre, also in Kampala. She also received an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities from United Graduate College and Seminary International.

 
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santiago pulido-gomez - research fellow

Santiago is a Research Fellow for the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative, working closely with Jorrit de Jong and faculty from Harvard Business School on cross-sector collaboration. Santiago’s research is examining the barriers, enablers, and governance structures that typically occur in cross-sector collaborations involving city government. Outputs from the project will include journal articles, practitioner articles, teaching material, and frameworks that help translate new knowledge into actionable content.

Santiago served as Macroeconomic Policy Advisor in his native city of Bogotá, Colombia. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Economics, as well as a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.