Ellie Kaverman portrait.

Ellie Kaverman

Policy Analyst

She, Her, Hers


I advance our policy work to ensure all families have equitable access to public systems and support. As a member of the policy team, I research and advocate for equitable anti-poverty policies, including work on paid leave, child care, and a child allowance to promote family economic security.

I do this work because

I believe that every child deserves to be economically secure, and to have all that they need to thrive.

I am most proud of

During my Master’s program at Indiana University, I researched hidden figures of the university—specifically people of color and women—and advocated for the university to honor their legacies and tell their stories, which culminated in over 30 blogs, 10+ presentations, seven portraits, and a statue recognizing their historic contributions.

Work History

  • Program Associate, Higher Learning Advocates
  • Research Intern, The Century Foundation
  • Consultant, Progressive Caucus Action Fund
  • Graduate Research & Program Assistant, Indiana University
  • Finance Assistant, Liz Watson for U.S. Congress 

Education and Awards

  • M.P.A., O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
  • B.A. in Journalism, The Media School, Indiana University

When the day is done

I enjoy going on hikes around the DC area, cooking and baking, and spending time with friends and family.