My name is Saswato Ray and I am a Junior (Class of 2025) from Kolkata, India studying Social Studies and Economics with a language citation in Italian. I am the Director of Diversity and Engagement for the IOP which is responsible for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the IOP. Over the next year, I hope to work to strengthen the IOP's promise of pushing to promote equity and diversity in the events that we organize whilst aiming to increase our engagement with student groups on campus, ensuring robust and candid discussions on issues that matter. At the IOP, I am also engaged with the Harvard Public Opinion Project, the Fellows and Study Groups Program, and have previously been a part of the CIVICs program. Outside of the IOP, I also do theatre every now and then and have acted in two Harvard productions - Iscariot and Hamlet. Beyond just studying and my co-curriculars, I also really enjoy reading, traveling and going to concerts!