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Marcy Ostberg

Director of the Housing Innovation Lab

**Marcy Ostberg** is the director of the Housing Innovation Lab. She brings an eclectic background in civic innovation, urban policy and education to MONUM. She previously worked as a Strategic Project Manager advancing a question formulation strategy used for problem solving in innovation, critical thinking in education and self-advocacy in social services. Additionally, Marcy worked as a High School Biology Teacher at the Boston Day & Evening Academy, a Boston Public School where she developed experiential education and personalized learning modules. Her experiences as an urban educator drove her to explore innovative solutions to systemic and complex problems that face low-income families. These varied experiences influence how she thinks about creative solutions to ensuring Boston is affordable for all residents. Marcy holds a MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University, and an MEd from Franklin Pierce University. Photo: [New Urban Mechanics | Boston.gov](https://www.boston.gov/departments/new-urban-mechanics/marcy-ostberg "Marcy Ostberg | Boston.gov")