Kiese Hansen is the Program Associate of the Financial Security Program (FSP) at the Aspen Institute. Her portfolio includes Aspen EPIC‘s work on income volatility and consumer debt, Finance Forward, and nLIFT. 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.