Prior to studying at MIT, Ronette worked in Boston for two years in community development. Leading planning initiatives in the Roxbury neighborhood, she created online platforms to engage residents and worked to identify developers and projects that aligned with the community’s vision.
Ronette began her studies at MIT in 2015 in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She is in the housing, community and economic develop (HCED) group. Ronette interned at the Boston Redevelopment Authority and is currently a research assistant studying living wages.
She will join the CRE as a dual degree candidate looking to obtain both a Master of City Planning and Master of Science in Real Estate Development. She aims to strengthen her finance skills in order to develop mixed-use, mixed income projects that will revitalize low-income communities. This summer she will intern at L+M Development Partners, working on the Seward Park Project in New York City.
Ronette is originally from Wilmington, DE. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston College’s Carroll School of Management in 2013. She is a licensed real estate agent and active member of the Urban Land Institute’s Boston Chapter Young Leaders Group (YLG). She serves on the Board of Directors of Dudley Vision SkyLab Inc.