Policy Analyst, Bell Policy Center
Nazia Hasan is a thought leader with expertise in public policy research and advocacy. As a Policy Analyst, she leads and advocates for progressive policy development of early childhood education and two-generation policies. She began her career in early care and learning by helping young children develop a social and academic foundation for success in K-12 education. Following her passion to serve both children and their families in marginalized communities she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice. Applying her education to various capacities, she has actively worked in the community in early childhood education, workforce development programs, nonprofit grant management, and criminal defense investigation. She brings a wide range of experience in local, state, and federal government as well as work in private and nonprofit sectors. This diversity in her professional career compliments her expertise in policy development and analyses. Building from this experience, she regularly identifies needs in community programs, state budgets, and policies to elevate on the ground challenges to inform community leaders and policymakers. When she is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her family, traveling, and exploring local restaurants and shops to support small business establishments.