"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 state efforts to expand access to benefit programs and policies to strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the Child Tax Credit (CTC). Previously, Ms. Welton spent three years at the Kellogg Foundation where she conducted research and analysis to enhance integration across grants and portfolios, managed grant portfolios in accordance with organizational values—with an emphasis on racial equity—and provided technical assistance to grantees at the local, state, regional, and national level on the development and implementation of grant requirements.
She also served on the state board of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan, which furthers the civil liberties and civil rights of residents. Ms. Welton earned her master’s degree in public administration from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. She received her undergraduate degree in public law, cum laude, from Western Michigan University.