It’s time for another edition of Fort Point Q&A! Boston has long been a city affiliated with education. Just take a look at the massive amount of world-class institutions of higher education we have in the area. With that in mind, we decided to talk to Boston Partners in Education to get a local Fort Point nonprofit’s take on both the neighborhood and education. We hope you’ll enjoy our interview with Pamela Civins, executive director of Boston Partners in Education.
(Photo Credit: Boston Partners in Education)
How did you come to work at Boston Partners in Education?
It’s my 11th year serving as executive director, and both the organization and I have been in the neighborhood for quite some time. I actually worked in 44 Farnsworth for another company prior to joining Boston Partners in Education. I used to work for World Education, supporting work overseas with girls’ and women’s education in South Asia mainly. It was interesting work, but I have a life here in Boston too, you know? Living in places like Nepal can be fun and rewarding, but homesickness does start to creep in after a certain point. It was getting harder for me to travel overseas all the time and spend so much time away from my family. In the end I had to make some decisions about what I wanted to do. I decided that I wanted to lead an organization in Boston, and it’s just so fortunate that I was able to do that here at Boston Partners in Education.