Glendean Hamilton is a second year Master in Public Policy candidate and the President of the Black Student Union at the Kennedy School. Prior to the Kennedy School, she worked as a 6th grade English teacher in Lawrence, MA and as a Research Associate at the Nellie Mae Education Foundation in Quincy, MA. At HKS, she focuses her studies on helping governments and nonprofit organizations generate and use data to drive decision making. Glendean spent her summer as an Ash Center Fellow in the Office of the Mayor in the City and County of Denver, CO. Her primary task involved developing a performance framework and strategic plan for a new mayoral office focused on homelessness services. Glendean earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Smith College in Northampton, MA. Her hometown is the Bronx, NY, and she is the daughter of Jamaican immigrants.
After graduation, Glendean will remain at the Harvard Kennedy School to join the Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Initiative as Program Manager for Mayoral Relations.