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Lourdes Germán

Adjunct Professor


Lourdes  began her career as an attorney representing government entities and investment banks in their public finance transactions at the law firm Palmer & Dodge (now Locke Lord, LLP). Following that work, Lourdes helped co-created  the  public  finance  business  division  at  Fidelity  Investments  as  a  Vice  President  of  Municipal  Finance.  At  Fidelity,  Lourdes helped lead  the  growth  of  the  company’s  public  finance  division,  established  and  managed  Fidelity’s  first  New  York  office  for  public  finance,  and  developed  Fidelity’s  national  education  program  to  educate  investors  with  respect  to  the  municipal  market. 

Following  Fidelity,  Lourdes’ professional  experiences  include  serving  as  General  Counsel  and  Vice  President  of  Research  of  the  investment  management  company,  Breckinridge  Capital  Advisors and serving  as  Director  of  International  &  Institute-wide  Initiatives  at  the  Lincoln  Institute  of  Land  Policy. At the Lincoln Institute, Lourdes established the International and Institute-Wide Initiatives department, directed the team and global programs of work with partners that included leading universities, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and others. Lourdes also directed the Institute’s cross disciplinary campaigns, chaired the institute-wide reserve fund, and managed the staff supporting institute-wide learning design. As an expert for the United Nations Habitat Policy Unit 5, Lourdes served as one of the authors who wrote the policy framework for municipal finance to guide the United Nations New Urban Agenda in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Outside of her work at Boston College, Lourdes serves as a special advisor to the President of the Lincoln Institute, providing consultative and strategic advice with respect to the organization’s educational, international, and institute-wide programs.  Lourdes also directs  the  Civic  Innovation  Project  (CIP),  a  global  thought  leadership  initiative  focused  on  using  technology  to  advance  city-to-city  learning  that  she  founded  and  launched  in  2015.  The  CIP  launched the Public Sector Leaders forum series with the Microsoft Corporation in 2015 and 2016 and was  recognized  by  Gov CIO  Outlook  Magazine  in  2017  as  one  of  the  Top  Ten  emerging  innovative  technology  platforms  in  America  focused  on  government  citizen  engagement and. 

In  addition, Lourdes  serves as Governor Baker’s appointed Chair of  the  Massachusetts  State  Finance  and  Governance Board, serves on the board of the  Rappaport Center for Law  and  Policy,  and  serves  on  the  board  of  United  Way.

She received her B.A. from Boston College in 2001 before earning her J.D. from Boston University School of Law in 2004.