My name is Menat Bahnasy and I'm a junior studying Economics, Government, Middle Eastern Studies, and Arabic. I'm humbled and full of gratitude to serve as the President of the Institute of Politics for the 2021 year. I first learned what service meant as a Girl Scout at a young age, and have since held service closely in all that I do. I'm a firm believer in the power of politics and public service to effect change and make our world more equitable, just, and happy. I'm looking forward to creating an IOP that will meet the moment, bring everyone to the table, and share our wealth of knowledge outward to ultimately activate and energize in making an impact and effecting tangible change. Beyond the IOP, I serve as the President of the Harvard College Democrats, a Peer Advising Fellow (PAF) for first-year students, a Student Academic Integrity Fellow (SAIF), and a Campus Ambassador. A lover of learning about the world, I seek new ways to expand my worldview and to meet new people. On any given day, I can be found sipping on jasmine tea, running or biking along the Charles River, and laughing at anything and everything!
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