Throughout the academic year, our office works with several student partners we call Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) Associates to help promote and implement initiatives that contribute to attracting and enrolling a diverse student body at HKS. They help plan and execute events for prospective and admitted students, assist with outreach to potential applicants, liaise with the HKS student body and affinity groups, and more. We invite you to learn more about the 2023-2024 Enrollment Services DIB Associates.

Meet this year’s DIB Associates

Jennifer Beltran MPP 2024

headshot of jennifer beltranJennifer 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. In addition to serving as a DIB Associate, Jennifer is a member of the Latinx Caucus and the First-Generation Low-Income Caucus. She graduated from Swarthmore College in 2018 where she double majored in economics and Spanish. She was born and raised in Southern California. 

Shivangi Chopra MPA/ID 2025

headshot of shivangi chopraShivangi is committed to becoming a practitioner in the international development community, focusing on data-driven policy formulation to promote inclusive growth. She is passionate about female labor force participation and gender as a social determinant of health.

She is a former public servant from the Indian Railway Service, where she worked on the introduction of semi-high speed rail technology for long-distance passenger transportation in India. She also drove a series of initiatives to promote the inclusion of women working in maintenance units for trains under her supervision. Most recently, she worked with McKinsey & Company as a consultant, advising clients in digital enablement and sustainable growth. She was an active member of All In, McKinsey’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion initiative.

She obtained a Master in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and a Bachelor of Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology. She enjoys traveling and has found a new love for cooking since her move to Cambridge.

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