Kelsey Harris is a Senior Global Policy Advocate based out of the ICRW-US office, where she manages a global policy and advocacy coalition on women’s economic empowerment. With over 10 years of experience, Kelsey specializes in policy, advocacy, coalition building, and project management. Her current role at ICRW includes development and day-to-day management of the coalition, with primary responsibility for logistical support and coordination including planning, supervising, and managing coalition activities, member outreach and engagement and project management.
Prior to joining ICRW, Kelsey worked at InterAction, an alliance of international development and humanitarian INGOs, where she coordinated Congressional and Administration policy and advocacy efforts focused on international development issues. At InterAction, Kelsey spearheaded policy and advocacy related to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH); led InterAction’s global gender policy engagement; and played a key role in strategic planning and monitoring and evaluating the coalition’s advocacy efforts. Before working at InterAction, Kelsey worked for nearly seven years in immigration policy and advocacy at the Immigration Justice Campaign, the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and a private law firm. Kelsey also did extensive research on economic policy and the provision of family planning during her MPP program at George Mason University, where she was a Seymour Martin Lipset Scholar and was awarded the Alexis de Tocqueville Award for extraordinary academic performance in the program.