My name is Pratyush Mallick and I am a Junior (Class of 2025) from Wylie, Texas in Leverett House studying Computer Science and Government with a focus on civic infrastructure and democracy. This year, I am honored to serve as President of the Institute of Politics at the Harvard Kennedy School, where I am responsible for leading the IOP Student Executive Team and supporting our programs, program chairs, and community members as they work to make public service and politics more accessible to students of all backgrounds and interests here at Harvard. As President, I am excited to continue building the IOP's institutional memory, marking its 58th year since its founding as a living memorial to President Kennedy in 1966, developing new special projects to make the IOP a premier space for learning and political engagement, devoting time and resources to create more opportunities for organizing and advocacy, and creating IOP programming that accurately reflects the diverse needs, interests, and experiences of our student body and national community.
Previously I served as Vice-President of the Institute of Politics where I helped to implement new initiatives on financial accessibility, branding, civic technology efforts, and global affairs. During the 2022 midterm election, I served as chair of the Harvard Votes Challenge and led a University-wide mass mobilization campaign to contact, register, and turnout 100% of the Harvard student body for one of the highest youth participation election years in history. I also served as the Director of Community for the Harvard Public Opinion Project. Outside of the IOP, I serve as a Co-Chair of Harvard for Biden, Vice-President Emeritus of the Harvard Texas Club, and a member of the South Asian Association. I'm also an Investment Partner with Rough Draft Ventures, sourcing early stage, student-run Civic Tech, GovTech, and FedTech startups and dedicating time to building projects and supporting founders at the intersection of government and technology.
When I'm free you can find me reading scifi, travel hacking, surfing through Twitter, or trying out new places in Boston! I’m so thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to expand and mobilize the IOP's resources to forge new pathways into politics and public service.