Kelsey Pukelis


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I am a Ph.D. student in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. I am interested in how governments can intervene optimally to support work in a changing economy, the design of social welfare and insurance programs, and the impact of these policies on health. I am also interested in leveraging novel data science strategies like machine learning alongside more traditional econometric methods in applied microeconomics research. I earned a B.A. with honors in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences, Economics, and Mathematics from Northwestern University in 2017. Prior to graduate school, I was a Research Specialist Intermediate at the University of Virginia's Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. During the summer of 2020, I worked as a Research Intern at Microsoft Research New England.