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Kessely Hong is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and teaches in the areas of negotiation, decision-making and microeconomics. In her research, she examines how gender and other status differences influence trust, stereotypes, and partisan perceptions in negotiations. As a graduate student, Kessely won the Dean's Award for Excellence in Student Teaching. She has been a fellow at the Women and Public Policy Program at HKS, the Program on Negotiation at HLS, and the Harvard University Native American Program. Before coming to the Kennedy School, Kessely worked for the management consulting firm McKinsey and Company and taught English in Ecuador. She earned her PhD in Public Policy and MPA from the Kennedy School, and her BA from Harvard College.