Nicole Carter Quinn

headshot of Nicole Carter QuinnNicole Carter Quinn is the Executive Director of the Women and Public Policy Program at the Harvard Kennedy School. She returned to WAPPP after three years (2018 -2021) serving as the Sr. Director of Special Projects in the Academic Deans’ Office (ADO), where she worked on faculty hiring and promotions, including helping to redesign the search and review procedures based on what works in the diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) research. Before moving to the ADO in 2018, Nicole served in various positions at WAPPP, most recently as the Director of Research and Operations. Previously, she worked as the Deputy Director of Public Liaison in former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell’s administration, supporting equity initiatives throughout the Commonwealth, working with the Governor’s advisory commissions on African American affairs, Latinx affairs, rural development, and women. Nicole started her career at HKS in 2000, after graduating from Wellesley College with a degree in Women’s Studies focusing on the intersections of gender, race, class, and health.