Jennifer Beltran photo
Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Jennifer is determined to tackle barriers to economic opportunity and break intergenerational cycles of poverty. She is a skilled policy analyst with extensive experience with both non-profit organizations and policy research firms. Previously, she helped strengthen the federal safety net for millions of low-income families as a research associate with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Most recently, she worked as a data and policy analyst at Acumen, LLC. Long-term, she aims to guide evidence-based policymaking that addresses poverty, income inequality, and racial disparities. Jennifer is a 2017 Public Policy and International Affairs (PPIA) Fellow and a QuestBridge scholar alumna. At HKS, Jennifer helps ensure a diverse student body as a Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Associate with the Office of Enrollment Services. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2018 where she double-majored in economics and Spanish. She was born and raised in Southern California. 

HKS Affiliations