Bessie Bauman is driven to create economic stability and prosperity for all. This past summer, Bessie received the prestigious Yale Institute of Social and Policy Studies Director’s Fellowship which supports Yale undergraduates conducting research on U.S. domestic policy. As a 2020 Director’s Fellow, Bessie served as a Policy Intern for Prosperity Now!, a Washington, D.C. based non-profit whose mission is to ensure everyone has a clear path to financial stability, wealth and prosperity.
This month, her research was published in a Prosperity Now! report she co-authored in collaboration with Policy and Racial Wealth Equity experts. The report highlights how universal access to banking could support the 60 million financially underserved households in the U.S to better manage money, avoid costly alternative financial services and build wealth.
With mere weeks until she graduates with her Bachelor’s of Arts in economics from Yale, Bessie’s future in changing systems and providing economic opportunity is bright. We are eager to see what she does next!
Interested in reading the full report? Check it out here.