PAARI Program Manager
Travis Rapoza completed a triple major from Brandeis University in Politics, International and Global Studies, and French in 2013. He subsequently spent several years as a professional violinist before pivoting to a career in public service. He served as an AmeriCorps VISTA through the Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI), where he was embedded in the New Bedford Police Department (the city in which he was born), served on PAARI's Outreach Team, and helped plan and organize their 2022 National Law Enforcement Summit. He was hired as a staff member at PAARI, the first AmeriCorps VISTA to be offered a full-time position, where he serves as a Program Manager. Among his duties, he focuses on technical assistance for the Opioid Settlement Funds.