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Betsy Gardner  |  Contributor

Email : betsy_gardner@hks.harvard.edu

Betsy Gardner is a research assistant and writer for digital platforms and practitioner content for the Innovations in Government Program at the Harvard Kennedy School's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation.

Before joining the Ash Center, Gardner worked in a variety of roles in higher education, including as research programs manager at Emerson College and as assistant director of training at Northeastern University. She also researched and presented on government spending and transparency for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. She holds a master's degree in urban and regional policy from Northeastern.

THE FUTURE OF What’s Happening Now

The 2020 Census: Mapping the Undercounted

A collaborative of civil rights organizations is using geospatial data to help in the effort to improve response rates among the populations that are hard to count.

September 17, 2020
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THE FUTURE OF What’s Next

A Better Way to Connect People with the Benefits They Need

Designed around the user and not the bureaucracy, an innovative Philadelphia program uses data-matching so applicants won't have to fill out multiple forms for different assistance programs.

June 29, 2020
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