Kiese Hansen is the Program Associate of the Financial Security Program (FSP) at the Aspen Institute. Kiese possesses a broad range of experience spanning various parts of the country and abroad. Prior to joining the Aspen Institute, Kiese served as a Research and Communications Intern for The Raben Group and a Public Affairs Intern at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil. She graduated from the University of Maryland in 2015 with a B.A. in Economics. In her free time, Kiese enjoys trying new restaurants, journaling, and hiking.