Nicolas Peña Brown

Research Assistant, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Intern, Supreme Court of the United States

Research Fellow, Department of Health and Human Services


Nicolas Peña Brown is an associate at Hamilton Place Strategies, where he works with clients to meet strategic communications and policy objectives using data-driven analysis.

Prior to joining HPS, Nicolas worked as a research assistant at the Stanford Institute of Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), where he researched and collected data on the state of public pensions in California and across the United States. Nicolas also served as an intern within the Office of the Clerk at the Supreme Court of the United States, where he corresponded with attorneys and pro se petitioners regarding the status of their appeals and pending cases at the Court. In addition, Nicolas served as research fellow within the Office of Health Policy of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS, where he participated in the disbursement of $30 million set aside to fund projects and initiatives related to Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR). He also presented a report on the clinical field of aortic valve replacements and the potential for value-based care options to secure superior patient outcomes.

Originally from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Nicolas graduated from Stanford University, where he earned a degree in Public Policy with a concentration in Healthcare & the Legal System. He speaks Spanish natively and some Italian.