Adara Beamesderfer was a Policy Associate for the Women’s Health Policy team at the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She conducted research on the impact of major health policies on women and girls, with an emphasis on insurance coverage, access to care, and low-income populations. In particular, the Program aims to understand how federal, state, and local policies, including national health care reform and reproductive health policies, influence health and access to services for women. Adara holds a B.S. in Health Services Administration from San Jose State University and is currently pursuing an MPH in Health Policy from the George Washington University.