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Kessely Hong is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and teaches both Degree Program as well as Executive Education students in the areas of negotiation and decision-making. Kessely was presented with the Manuel C. Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching by the graduating class of 2015. Earlier, as a graduate student, Kessely won the Dean's Award for Excellence in Student Teaching at HKS. 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. She is interested in exploring how gender and other status differences influence trust, stereotypes, and partisan perceptions in negotiation, and she is working to develop teaching materials that demonstrate strategies low-power parties can use to influence others through negotiation. 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.