Student Leadership

Executive Leadership

Janna Ramadan
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President

My name is Janna Ramadan, and I am a junior from East Boston, MA pursuing a joint concentration in government and Near Eastern languages and civilizations. After calling the IOP a home on campus for three years, I am honored and beyond excited to service as president of the Institute of Politics for 2022. 

My experiences with public service have been shaped by my identity as a Palestinian and Muslim American growing up in a single-mother household. It’s led me to believe that politics and government are most impactful when reflective of community and lived experiences, whether regarding domestic issues or global affairs. Outside of the IOP, I serve on the Board of Directors for the International Relations Council, as a Peer Advising Fellow (PAF) for first-year students, as a Peer Concentration Councilor (PCC) and Research Assistant in the Government Department, and write for the Crimson’s Flyby blog. In my free time, you’ll catch me biking around campus, snacking on fruit, or attempting to cross things off my bucket list - this year it’s learning to play the ukulele!

E-mail address: janna_ramadan@college.harvard.edu

Tabitha Escalante
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Vice President

My name is Tabitha and I am a junior from Ohio in Eliot House studying sociology and government. I am deeply energized and humbled to serve as the IOP's vice president this year! Coming off an incredible year co-leading the Policy Program, I am beyond excited to work toward an IOP that is not only at the forefront of national youth-led political participation, but also exists as an institute grounded in both education and action. Beyond this, I cannot wait to welcome students from a broad array of backgrounds and aspirations at and beyond the College as we seek to meaningfully expand the IOP's definition of public service. Beyond the IOP, I serve as the Co-Chair of Concilio Latino, work as a research and teaching fellow in the Government Department focusing on mass incarceration, manage peer education efforts at the Harvard Foundation for Race and Intercultural Relations, and serve as a judicial advocacy associate for a national non-profit working to end gun violence. In my free time, I can typically be found watching Netflix, curating Spotify playlists, running, or standing in line at Felipe's!

E-mail address: tescalante@college.harvard.edu

Stephanie Lin
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Treasurer

My name is Stephanie Lin, and I am a sophomore from Long Island, NY, studying applied math, economics, and computer science. My freshman experience at Harvard and the IOP gave me the opportunity to understand government internationally and domestically through internships and policy commissions. It is what has brought me into the world of politics and fostered my commitment to public service. I hope to forward this chance experience to more students by making the IOP an intersectional arena for students of all backgrounds and academic pursuits. As treasurer, over this next year I hope to create a budget that supports robust community engagement, upskilling, and diversity initiatives, from things like new dedicated funding for student group events to mentorship. At the IOP, I am a member of the JFK Jr. Forum and the Fellows Study Group Program, where I have served as liaison for former USAID Deputy Administrator Bonnie Glick and policymaker Holly Kuzmich. Outside of the IOP, I conduct monetary policy research with a team for the UNDP, write and research for HBS case studies, and edit on the Harvard Economics Review. In my free time, I love to paint, listen to Debussy, and attempt to surf.

E-mail address: stephanielin@college.harvard.edu

Amen Gashaw
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Communications

My name is Amen Gashaw, and I‘m a sophomore (Class of 2024) from Atlanta, GA in Eliot House studying government on the political economy track with a secondary in molecular cellular biology. This year, I’m so exited to be spearheading the IOP’s outreach as communications director, taking on projects from revamping our email strategy, highlighting student voices on social media and around the IOP, and building collaborative communications relationships across campus. I’ve also served on the leadership teams of HVC, FSG, the HPR, and Policy and hope to continue engaging with each of these programs as a member (and as Senior Covers Editor at the HPR). Outside of the IOP, I serve as President of Harvard Undergraduates for Bipartisan Solutions, as a violinist in the Bach Society Orchestra, and Social Action Chair at HCFA. In my free time, I like to read, write, go on long walks and runs, watch copious amounts of political television and cheesy early 2000s rom coms, and FaceTime my parents. Truly so excited to tackle 2022 with everyone at the IOP!

E-mail address: amengashaw@college.harvard.edu

Student Advisory Committee Leadership

Aishani Aatresh
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Special Projects

My name is Aishani Aatresh, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2024) from Saratoga, California in Leverett House pursuing a special concentration in complex biosocial systems. I am the co-director of Special Projects, and I'm looking forward to building connections across initiatives within and beyond the IOP to think and act more critically in animating how we see politics in the world today--whether at the local community level or in science and technology--and thus make decisions that build certain futures based on these conceptions of power. I also am a senior staff writer for the HPR and have previously been involved with the Policy Program on commissions for Health and Environment. Outside of the IOP, I conduct research at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health's Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics and work with the Harvard Kennedy School's Program on Science, Technology and Society. I also enjoy hiking/biking/running/anything outdoors, eating and cooking, reading, and having wonderful conversations!

Email address: aishaniaatresh@college.harvard.edu

Tarina Ahuja
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Diversity and Outreach

My name is Tarina Ahuja, I am a member of the Class of 2024 from Northern Virginia just outside of DC! I am deeply dedicated to fostering empathy in politics and governance as we center and amplify the experiences of our fellow human beings.  My interest in politics stems back to when I was 10 years old when there was a shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin. During this difficult time, I saw the power of community mobilization and resilience in the face of deep adversity. In my role as the co-director of diversity and outreach I want to make our space one that centers and amplifies the voices of traditionally marginalized communities. I want to make sure our programs place focus on not only representing, but making a home students of all backgrounds. Last year in the IOP, I had the honor of serving as the co-chair of CIVICS and I am so ecstatic to be returning for another year of SAC! Outside of this, I am an enthusiastic member of FSG, PRE, a member of the Undergraduate Council, and co-founder and president of a youth-led policy think tank called the Greater Good Initiative. Otherwise, you can find me hiking, watching a little too much Grey’s Anatomy, doing Bhangra (a dance originating from Punjab), making bad puns, or cheering on Chicago sports teams!

E-mail address: tahuja@college.harvard.edu

Jessica Alexander
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Fellows and Study Groups

I’m Jessica, a sophomore in Kirkland House studying psychology. I am the co-chair of the Fellows and Study Groups Program, which consists of six residential fellows who work with a group of undergraduate liaisons to host off-the record conversations, one-on-one office hours, and community events across campus! I am looking forward to expanding communication, transparency, and outreach on campus to maximize the student experience with FSG and (hopefully) bring in some new faces. I am also the outgoing chair of the Fellows Search Committee and a member of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity here at the IOP. Outside of the IOP, you can find me in Mock Trial practices or in the kitchen perfecting my fruit tart recipe (and learning how to perfectly slice a kiwi).

Email address: jessicaalexander@college.harvard.edu

Hannah Bottarel
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JFK Jr. Forum

My name is Hannah Bottarel, and I am a sophomore from Springfield, MO, currently living in Cabot House. I'm a social studies concentrator focusing on government, history, and philosophy, and I'm also working on a Spanish citation in hopes of eventually attending law school and working as a human rights/immigration lawyer! I am the co-chair of the JFK Jr. Forum, which brings in heads of state, leaders in politics, government, business, labor and the media to unite and engage the greater Harvard community with past, present, and future leaders. Forum is undoubtedly one of the most impactful organizations I’ve been a part of since coming to Harvard. If you had told my 16-year-old self that I would get to ask Madeline Albright a question or chat with Nobel Prize winner Maria Ressa, I simply would not believe you! As an FGLI student from a small town in Missouri, the JFK Jr. Forum has made it possible for me to meet and learn from so many inspiring leaders that I otherwise would not have access to, and as Forum Co-Chair, I look forward to ensuring that the greater Harvard community gets more opportunities to not only meet these world leaders in passing, but to make meaningful connections and get more of a say in who comes to the forum and what they discuss. Outside of the IOP, I am a United Nations Millennium Fellow working on SDG 4 (quality education), a member of the Crimson Key Society, and a dancer with the Harvard Ballet Company. In my free time, you might find me exploring Boston with my blockmates, hiking, eating far too much sushi with friends, and binge-watching Gilmore Girls.

Email address: hannahbottarel@college.harvard.edu

Carter Demaray
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Harvard Political Union

My name is Carter Demaray, and I am a first-year from Yankton, South Dakota in Straus studying government! I am the chair of the Harvard Political Union, which serves as a hub for political discourse on campus. Over the next year, I am looking forward to increasing engagement, expanding our brand, and facilitating greater inclusion at the HPU. I also serve as a first-year ambassador for the IOP and am a member of HVC and CAC. I have managed two political campaigns in SD (one for state representative and one for state senate) and have served on the executive board of a statewide political party. In my free time, I like to spend time with friends, listen to copious amounts of music, scroll endlessly through TikTok and Twitter, and placate my nerdy side by producing legislative redistricting maps.

Email address: carterdemaray@college.harvard.edu

Erin Guetzloe
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Community Action Committee

Hi! I’m Erin. I am a junior studying government and religion. Currently I live in Quincy House (best house!) but originally I’m from San Antonio, TX. I am the chair of CAC, which is the IOP’s main hub for learning about community organizing and collaborating with other Harvard students interested in collectively pursuing social justice. Over the coming year, CAC’s structure will be changing to focus on helping members connect with organizations doing work that they are passionate about, including climate action, criminal justice reform, and educational equity. I’m super excited to see how this change allows our membership to get even more involved in active, hands-on service of our community. At the IOP, I’m also currently involved with HPOP and the Policy program, but in the past I have been part of HPU, CAP, WIL, and FSC. Outside of the IOP, I am one of the executive officers for a legal aid group at PBHA called the Small Claims Advisory Service. I do research with the Harvard Foreign Policy Initiative as well as with a professor at HKS and am a staffer with Harvard Model Congress and Harvard’s high school Model UN conference. In my free time, you can find me playing piano with the Mozart Society Orchestra, reading classic novels, watching period dramas, and listening to history podcasts.

Email address: eguetzloe@college.harvard.edu

Audrey Gunawan
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STEAM

Hi there! My name is Audrey, and I'm a first-year from West Bloomfield, Michigan studying molecular and cellular biology and government. I'm honored to be chair of STEAM, which unites research in sciences, arts, and politics to create tangible and lasting impact in our surrounding communities. Over the next year, I'm looking forward to collaborating with local political leaders to conduct research on topics like healthcare, technology, and voting that benefits citizens of the Greater Boston area. At the IOP, I am also an active member of the Health Policy commission. Outside the IOP, I serve as cultural chair in Chinese Students Association, director of networking for World Pre-Health Conference, and assistant director for HMUN/HNMUN. In my free time, I enjoy consuming good boba, watching Formula 1, and spending time with friends.

Email address: agunawan@college.harvard.edu

Sellers Hill
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Campaigns and Advocacy Program

My name is Sellers Hill and I am a freshman in Canaday. I am extremely excited and thankful to be chairing the Campaigns and Advocacy Program at the IOP this year. I grew up in Wilmington, NC, a purple part of a purple state, and a town that is experiencing a bit of a reckoning with its past, so I have always been aware of the importance of a single vote or voice. Even so, my interest in politics really developed during my gap year, when I spent three months in the East Valley of Phoenix, AZ, managing a Mission for Arizona field office and taking in the diversity and nuance of the local electorate. Although politics is really cool, I also love science communication and how STEM interacts with societal issues, and I plan to concentrate in history and science. Outside of the IOP, I am a junior beat reporter and photographer for The Harvard Crimson. In my free time you'll find me photographing squirrels, running, and playing poker.

Email address: sellershill@college.harvard.edu

Connor Huey
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Diversity and Outreach

My name is Conner Huey and I'm a first-year in Canaday interested in studying Government and History, and I'm so excited to be serving as your Co-Director of Diversity and Outreach! Growing up in an industrial Navy community in the Pacific Northwest, I've witnessed how deeply politics, economics, and geography are intertwined, fostering my passion for creating positive change through politics and community organizing. As such, I'm excited to bring my passion and experience for making politics more inclusive as Co-Director of Diversity and Outreach! Outside of the IOP, I serve as a research assistant with the Government Department, serve on the board for the Small Claims Advisory Service, sing with the Glee Club, and volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America International Committee. In my free time you can find me hiking, relaxing with friends, or going down random Wikipedia rabbit holes!

Email address: chuey@college.harvard.edu

Jen Hughes
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Internships and Career Services

My name is Jen Hughes and I'm a sophomore in Quincy House. I am extremely excited to be chairing Internships and Career Services at the IOP. I became interested in politics while growing up in New Hampshire, where we host the first-in-the-nation primary during the presidential election cycle. This meant that I grew up on the receiving end of campaign outreach which motivated me to get involved with candidates I believe in. At Harvard I am studying government with a secondary in environmental science and public policy. In addition to ICS, I am the former chair of the Campaigns and Advocacy Program. I have also been involved in HPU and HVC at the Institute of Politics. Outside of the IOP, I am a Senior Staffer for Harvard Model Congress, and a member of the Harvard Cheerleading team. In my free time you'll find me passionately defending Dunkin's Iced Coffee or binge-watching a new TV show on Netflix.

E-mail address: jhughes@college.harvard.edu

Ethan Johnstone
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Membership

Hey everyone! I’m Ethan Johnstone, and it was an honor to hold the position of treasurer of the IOP and now act as the director of membership. As a junior in Dunster studying government and history, I am deeply fascinated in public service and the role that the youth can have in shaping public policy and political culture. Before my time as treasurer on the executive team of the IOP, I had the pleasure of serving as the chair of the Community Action Committee. In that position, I led the program’s transition from a primarily discussion based space to a capstone impact model that allowed us to work closely with national organizations from Black Voters Matter to Lead for America. As treasurer, I have had the opportunity to assist the president and vice-president on wide sweeping initiatives that include the Term Time Internship Program, Senior Start-Up Stipend, IOP Alumni Mentorship Program, and financial compensation for student leaders, to name a few. In my free time I love to surf, play tennis, hike (pretty much anything outside or with people)!

Email address: ethanjohnstone@college.harvard.edu

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Fellows and Study Groups

Alexa is a senior at Harvard College and FSG Co-Chair. She studies Government and Economics, with a keen interest in both American and international politics. She is originally from Aurora, IL. Alexa has served on the Executive Board for the Fellows and Study Group program at the IOP for three years. She has worked with Sara Gideon, Jeff Flake, Alice Stewart, and Rohini Kosoglu. Outside of the IOP, Alexa serves as the Co-Director of the Harvard Leadership Institute for First-Year Experience (LIFE), intern at the Dean of Students, and student representative on the Student-Faculty Committee on Student Life. 

Email address: alexa_jordan@college.harvard.edu

Swathi Kella
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Harvard Political Review

My name is Swathi Kella, and I am a member of the Class of 2023 living in Pfoho House. I’m originally from the Garden State and am currently studying social studies with a secondary in Spanish. I am constantly inspired by the work of writers and artists working to capture the pulse of the people and reimagine our world through a creative lens. I am grateful for the opportunity to carry forward that legacy as the president of the Harvard Political Review, the nation’s oldest undergraduate journal of politics and a forum to spotlight stories big and small that inform our lives today. I have been fortunate to cross paths with so many wonderful people at the HPR, whether through weekly discussions (or political pictionary) about current events, trips across Cambridge and Boston, or collective workshopping sessions with our investigative journalism unit, Red Line. Over the course of the next year, I am especially excited to develop our digital content — through podcasts, multimedia investigations, and design features — and foster a tight-knit community that warmly welcomes individuals of all identities. Outside of the IOP, I conduct research with the Harvard Implicit Social Cognition Lab, co-direct Ghungroo (come watch!), work at the Writing Center, and write for Harvard Magazine. In my free time, you might find me making art, listening to movie scores, or drinking copious amounts of tea.

Email address: skella@college.harvard.edu

Carson Kurad
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JFK Jr. Forum

My name is Carson Kurad, and I am a junior (Class of 2023) from Austin, Texas in Pforzheimer House concentrating in history with a secondary in government. This year I am serving as the co-chair of the JFK Jr. Forum Committee, which plans and executes speaker events dedicated to bringing the Harvard community into close contact with the world’s trailblazers in politics and public service. I am so excited to help guide the IOP toward all of the great things we have in store this year, and I am especially looking forward to bolstering student engagement in the IOP and bringing more student voices into shaping our programming. Other than Forum, I participate in the Harvard Political Union, and I previously was the director of outreach for the JFK Jr. Forum Committee and a member of the environmental policy team in the Policy Program. Outside of the IOP, I am involved in club swim and the Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe (STAHR). In my free time, I love spending time with friends, building my Duolingo streak, and religiously listening to Taylor Swift (only Taylor’s Version).

Email address: carsonkurad@college.harvard.edu

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Politics of Race and Ethnicity

My name is Hiren Lami, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2024) from Oromia, Ethiopia in Leverett House studying Social Studies and African & African American Studies. I am excited to engage as a Co-Chair for the Politics of Race and Ethnicity, which is a discussion-based program focused on the intersection of political engagement and identity. Over the next year, I am looking forward to working with some super talented and passionate people to cultivate a community for change-making! Outside of the IOP, I am involved with the Phillips Brooks House Association and serve as a Peer Advising Fellow. In my free time, I like to read, create art, and push myself outside my comfort zone.

Email address: hirenlami@college.harvard.edu

Jenny Le
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Citizenship Tutoring

My name is Jenny, I am a sophomore ('24) from Long Island, New York, and my favorite food is sushi! I study Government with a secondary in computer science, live in Cabot House, and spend most of my time studying in the SOCH because living in the Quad is a lifestyle. I am the chair of the Citizenship Tutoring program, which enables Harvard students to mentor Harvard staff & faculty in the citizenship process. It is an incredibly rewarding experience for both the tutors and tutees because the program facilitates strong cross-cultural relationships and amplifies the voices of underserved communities. As chair, I seek to broaden the outreach of the program by expanding the tutee pool outside of the Harvard community, as well as bring the program to other universities in the Greater Boston and Cambridge areas. I also write for the Harvard Political Review! Outside of the IOP, I am active with the PBHA: I currently serve as the Secretary and the Director of the Refugee Youth Enrichment Program. I also write for the Harvard Undergrad Law Review, collaborate on teaching workshops with the Harvard College Japan Initiative, and hang out with my second family in the Harvard Vietnamese Association! In my free time, I enjoy watching Japanese anime (specifically Demon Slayer) and reading feminist literature. What I am extremely passionate about, however, is public service, and I cannot wait to get more students involved!

Email address: jenny_le@college.harvard.edu

Lena Lofgren
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Women's Initiative in Leadership

My name is Lena Lofgren and I am a member of the Class of 2023 in Cabot House! I am originally from the beautiful town of Swarthmore, Pennsylvania and study government and Middle Eastern studies. My interest in politics began in high school when I joined my school’s debate team, which inspired me to build and lead the fellowship program of Mary Gay Scanlon’s congressional race in PA-05, a campaign that I had the privilege of staffing again in 2020 in partnership with the Progressive Turnout Project. I hope to use my experiences and passion for leadership as the chair of WIL this year. I especially look forward to bringing in a diverse array of trailblazing women leaders, both from politics and a wide range of other professional fields, to share their stories and mentor our members. Outside of the IOP, I serve on the Secretariats of HMUN and HMUN Dubai. In my limited but cherished free time, you can catch me binging reality TV (no shame here!!), taking a nap, or playing with my cat, Rascal, the true love of my life.

E-mail Address: llofgren@college.harvard.edu

Pratyush Mallick
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Harvard Votes Challenge

My name is Pratyush Mallick, and I am a freshmen in the Class of 2025 from Plano, Texas in Crimson Yard exploring concentrations in government, computer science, and South Asian studies. I am the Chair of the Harvard Votes Challenge. Over the next year, I am looking forward to reimagine our data and organizing efforts and build a culture of civic action. Previously I was a data fellow for the Harvard Votes Challenge and outside of the IOP, I am a member of the Harvard Computing Society and the Texas Club. In my free time, I like to watch college football and consume way too much caffeine.

Email address: pratmallick@college.harvard.edu

Zayd Mian
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The Policy Program

My name is Zayd Mian, and I am a junior from Ann Arbor, Michigan in Quincy House studying chemical and physical biology. As co-chair of the Policy Program, I oversee a number of student research teams, which spend each semester tackling pressing policy changes related to health, climate, education, and criminal justice, while learning important research and writing skills. Over the next year, I am looking forward to ensuring our policy briefs can reach a larger audience and helping our policy teams develop long-lasting relationships with our commissioners to maximize our impact. Previously, I served as membership director for the Policy Program and have studied a number of health policy issues as part of our Health team for four semesters. Outside of the IOP, I am the managing editor of the Harvard Health Policy Review, work with the Global Alliance for Medical Innovation, and conduct immunology research at the Ragon Institute. In my free time, you can find me playing for Quincy's many intramural sports teams and rooting for the Detroit Lions.

Email address: zmian@college.harvard.edu

Nahla Owens
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Membership

My name is Nahla, and I am a first year from Houston Texas in Weld Hall. My love for public service is rooted in work around racial justice and educational equity and I’ve had the opportunity to explore these issues further while studying government and educational studies. I’m thrilled to serve as co-director of Membership and I’m looking forward to strengthening our community, creating connections between our IOPers, and working to diversify our brilliant group of members! I’m also a proud member of PRE and CIVICS, and I previously participated in the policy program. Outside of the IOP, I dance with Expressions, staff conferences for Harvard Model Congress and Harvard Model United Nations, and work with the Harvard Democrats. In my free time, you can definitely find me baking, binging Netflix shows with friends, or exploring Boston.

Email address: nahlaowens@college.harvard.edu
 

June Park
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Harvard Votes Challenge

Hi there! My name is June Park, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2024) from Havertown, Pennsylvania in Pforzheimer  House studying government with a citation in Japanese. I am one of the co-chairs of the Harvard Votes Challenge (HVC), which is a University-wide, non-partisan effort that aims to increase voter registration, engagement, and turnout at Harvard University and beyond through institutional reforms and student-driven, community-based organizing. 2022 is a HUGE year, especially for college students all across the country. This year we are aiming to reach our four 100s: 100% contact rate, 100% registration rate, 100% turnout rate, and 100% civic engagement in the Harvard community. Outside of the IOP, I write K-pop articles for the Crimson Arts and staff Harvard Model Congress conferences. In my free time, I am a political junkie, avid K-pop fanatic, USWNT soccer superfan, and embroidery enthusiast!

Email address: junepark@college.harvard.edu

Lauren Perl
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CIVICS

Hello! My name is Lauren Perl. I am a proud member of the Class of 2025 from Olney, Maryland, and I am currently living in Wigglesworth Hall. I study government, with a subfield in technology policy, and I am on the pre-law track! I am the chair of the Civics program, which aims to teach Boston primary school students about America's legislative and judicial systems. Over the next year, I am looking forward to expanding legislative advocacy opportunities for civics students to enable students to gain first hand policy experience. I also am a member of the IOP's Internships and Career Services program. Outside of the IOP, I am the National Policy Director for Generation Ratify, the founder of the Artists & Activists Alliance, a member of the Small Claims Advisory Service, and a comedic writer for SatireV and HCSUCS. In my free time, I love to perform and produce musical theater, write comedy, and hike around New England!

Email address: laurenperl@college.harvard.edu

Desiree Rickett
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Conferences

My name is Desiree, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2024) from Washington, IL, Oklahoma City, OK, and various parts of Florida in Mather House studying economics with a secondary in statistics. I am the chair of Conferences Committee, which is the large-scale event planning program for the IOP. Over the next year, I am looking forward to creating a comprehensive and fulfilling experience for the students who work on the committee while navigating the inevitable difficulties that come with the creation of a new program. I also serve on the HPU, and I previously was in CAC and CAP. Outside of the IOP, I am in HMUN, HNMUN, ICMUN, HMC, GUSH, UC, WIB, SWS, WILA, UNA-USA, HFAC, HGEM, CSA, AADT, AAA, HCAP, HAPA, and HCJI. In my free time, I like to travel, try new hobbies, crochet, practice calligraphy, fish, and shop ‘till I drop!

Email address: drickett@college.harvard.edu

Luis Esteva Sueiro
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Special Projects

My name is Luis Fernando Esteva Sueiro and I'm a sophomore from Sonoma, California and Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca in Dunster House with plans to study group dynamics in the Special Concentrations program. I serve as the co-director of Special Projects alongside Aishani and our job is to launch brand new initiatives at the IOP, so don't hesitate to shoot me an email if you have an idea for some new programming! Throughout my time at the IOP I've also been involved with FSG, HVC, and had the honor to be in the inaugural class of First Year Reps! Outside of the IOP, I'm a fellow with the Humanist Chaplaincy at Harvard and MIT, lead organizer with Youth for Beto, cadet in Army ROTC, member of Hispanic/Latine clubs on campus, and in the boxing and jiu jitsu clubs. Whenever I can find some free time, I'll typically spend it playing guitar, cooking, dancing salsa/bachata, maintaining my position in Bad Bunny's top 2% of listeners, or keeping up my 396 (and counting) day streak on Duolingo!

Email address: luisestevasueiro@college.harvard.edu

Trey Sullivan
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Politics of Race and Ethnicity

Hi everyone! My name is Trey Sullivan and I’m a sophomore from Newton, MA currently living in Winthrop House studying history and literature. I’m one of the co-chairs (along with Hiren) of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) Program at the IOP and I’m so excited for the upcoming year! In particular, I’m looking forward to increasing the diversity amongst PRE’s guest speakers, as well as helping the program move beyond just discussion-based sessions and towards some tangible actions within the Greater Boston Area. Outside of PRE, I’m student mentor with Youth Lead the Change at the Harvard Leadership Institute and a member of the Harvard Black Men’s Forum. In my free time, I love to write, cook, listen to 90s R&B, and, of course, spend time with my family.

Email address: tsullivan@college.harvard.edu

Aristotle Vainikos
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Conferences

My name is Aristotle Vainikos. I’m a junior in Leverett House studying government and statistics. I’m excited to head the new Conferences Committee, which will give students the chance to help develop and execute the IOP’s major events – from our conference for newly-elected members of Congress (fall 2022) to the National Campaign for students at other universities (spring 2022). I previously served as chair of the Harvard Political Union, and as a team lead in the Policy Program. Outside of IOP, I spend time at PBHA, the Greek students’ society, the Orthodox Christian Fellowship, model UN, and as a PAF.

Email address: avainikos@college.harvard.edu

Victoria Wang
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The Policy Program

My name is Victoria, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2024) from Queens, NY in Pfoho studying Sociology and Government! I am a Co-Chair of Policy Program, which offers students the opportunity to work collaboratively to conduct policy research and formulate recommendations to support the work of community organizations across the country. Over the next year, I am looking forward to making policy research more accessible to a broader community by increasing opportunities for engagement with policy work and building the support structures necessary to support creative pathways of research. Outside of the IOP, I work with a Radcliffe Research Fellow to study protests and other political crowds, and I also serve on the boards of the Small Claims Advisory Service and the Asian American Women's Association. In my free time, I'm working on improving my rock climbing skills as a member of Harvard Climbing Club!

Email address: victoriawang@college.harvard.edu

Alan Zhang
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Harvard Public Opinion Project

My name is Alan Zhang, and I'm a sophomore in Quincy House studying molecular and cellular biology from West Bloomfield, Michigan. I've always been fascinated by political data and public opinion (the wall of my room boasts a precinct-level map of the 2020 presidential election in Metro Detroit!) because I firmly believe that understanding political systems first requires understanding the hopes, fears, motivations, and beliefs of the people within them. The study of politics is the study of people, and that's a big reason why I'm so excited to serve as the chair of the Harvard Public Opinion Project (HPOP) this year, where we conduct the nation's most comprehensive survey of young Americans' beliefs and attitudes toward politics, the nation, and their own lives, enabling us to tell the story of our generation. I can't wait to take HPOP to new heights in 2022 by deepening our analysis of our data, cultivating new relationships with stakeholders on and beyond campus, and expanding our media footprint. Also at the IOP, I serve as a Senior U.S. Editor for the HPR, and I have been a part of CIVICS and HVC. In my free time, I enjoy watching Star Trek, listening to classical music, and spending an unreasonably large amount of time on Twitter.

Email address: alanzhang@college.harvard.edu