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Nina Harstad

Senior Consultant

Nina joins FSG with experience in rural economic development, foreign policy research, and political campaign consulting. Since joining FSG, Nina has supported strategy and evaluation engagements with leading private foundations and corporations. She has worked with a wide range of clients to explore opportunities for collective impact, shared value, and measurable social impact. Nina has leveraged quantitative and qualitative research and analysis to advise leading funders including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Walton Family Foundation, and the Houston Endowment. Nina’s work has spanned a range of impact areas including public health, K-12 and post-secondary education, youth resiliency, and economic development.

Before FSG

Throughout her undergraduate studies, Nina focused her efforts in the social and public sectors. She spent her summers gaining a variety of experiences through research grants and internships. She has interned on Capitol Hill to provide legislative support, worked as a research associate for a political campaign strategy firm, and received multiple research grants to study public policy and economic development globally. She also worked with aspiring entrepreneurs to establish social enterprises in rural Rwanda, which furthered her passion to pursue market-based approaches to poverty alleviation.

Education

  • University of Southern California, BS Business Administration, BA International Relations

Languages

  • Spanish

On working at FSG

“FSG really is a place where the head and the heart meet. I am humbled by my colleagues’ commitment to leverage strategic thinking and analytics to serve communities around the world. I feel tremendously lucky to be working with such a thoughtful team dedicated to creating long-lasting social change and equitable outcomes.”