"Until we reach a point where our policy priorities are driven by what is good for the many instead of the few, we still have work to do."
Carrie Welton is a policy analyst on the income and work supports team. Her work focuses on advocating for policy reforms that improve the lives of people with low income and communities of color using a racial equity lens. This includes improving access to public benefit programs for postsecondary students and student parents to advance their academic success. She also advocates for policy reforms that strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC).
Previously, Ms. Welton spent three years at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on the national Education and Learning team focused on early childhood systems alignment. In addition, she spent four years at the Kellogg Company conducting research and providing strategic direction to inform the organization’s government relations and lobbying efforts.
Ms. Welton also served on the state board of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, furthering the civil liberties and civil rights of residents. As a member of the executive committee, she provided fiduciary, strategic, and generative leadership to the organization. She earned her Master of Public Administration from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and her undergraduate degree in Public Law from Western Michigan University.