2017 Director's Interns

Bailey Colfax

#Cut50, Oakland CA

Bailey Colfax is a rising junior in Adams House from New Mexico. She is a joint concentrator in African and African-American Studies and History. While on campus, Bailey works with Harvard College Project for Justice, a student-run group dedicated to correcting injustices in the criminal justice system. She is also the secretary of Adams House Committee, serves as a chair of the Sophomore Class Concentration Committee, and works as a Peer Advising Fellow. This summer, she is excited to be interning with Cut50 in Oakland, CA.

Catherine Zhang

270 Strategies, Washington DC

Catherine Zhang is a rising junior in Adams House studying Social Studies with a secondary in Economics. Originally from Plano, Texas, where she was heavily involved in local education initiatives, she has carried her interest in public policy to Harvard. On campus, she is the head writer of the sketch comedy group On Harvard Time, a staff writer for Satire V, and a senior staffer for Harvard Model Congress. This summer, she is looking forward to interning at 270 Strategies and frequenting comedy clubs on the side. 

Caroline Cohen

ABC News (Political Unit), Washington DC

Caroline Cohen is a rising junior from Newton, Massachusetts. She is concentrating in Social Studies with a specific focus on Modern China.  In addition, she has completed a language citation in Mandarin Chinese.  Outside of her school work, Caroline works at the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid as a coordinator of prospective student visits and VISITAS.  She is also involved in the Fellows and Study Groups program at the IOP and is a member of the Harvard College Democrats Campaigns Committee.  She is excited to join the ABC News Political Unit this summer and have the opportunity to engage in a particularly interesting domestic news cycle. 

Emily Hume

American Enterprise Institute, Washington, DC

Emily Hume is a rising junior in Currier House, concentrating in Applied Math specializing in Economics.  She grew up and went to high school in Jacksonville, FL, where she also spent her gap year working at a boutique investment bank doing buy-side strategic consulting.  In her spare time on campus she loves to do portraiture and play soccer.  As one of only a handful of conservatives on Harvard's campus she is looking forward to her summer in DC at the American Enterprise Institute working on Economic Policy.  

Michelle Liang

Amnesty International, Washington DC

Michelle Liang is a rising junior from Northern California, jointly concentrating in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality and History and Literature.  She is currently studying abroad with a program on refugees, health, and humanitarian action in Amman, Jordan.  For her last month in Jordan, she is conducting qualitative research with the goal of decolonizing queerness.  Before this, she co-chaired the IvyQ conference, an undergraduate queer conference with attendees from across America and over 50 speakers on a variety of radically queer issues.  She is also a Diversity Peer Educator at Harvard.  She is very excited to return to America this June to work with Amnesty International on international human rights issues.  

Anthony Aybar

Aula Cívica, Santiago Chile

Anthony Aybar is a rising sophomore in Lowell House pursuing a concentration in mechanical engineering. Born in the Dominican Republic, he has lived in New York City for most of his life before attending Harvard. On campus, Anthony has participated in the IOP PRE (Politics of Race and Ethnicity) program where he contributed in discussions of issues of intersectionality in America, as well as interning in the offices of Boston City Council President Michelle Wu. After school Anthony hopes to take what he learns in school to use technology to help improve the lives of people in impoverish areas as well as committing himself to serving the communities of New York City. This summer Anthony is excited to intern for Aula Civica helping teach children in Chile the principles of civics to encourage active citizenship

Saul Urbina-Johanson

Born This Way Foundation, New York NY

Saul Urbina-Johanson is a rising junior in Dunster House from Riverside, California. He studies Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology with a potential secondary in either Visual and Environmental Studies or Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, he serves as peer adviser for first-years and is primarily involved with student mental health groups and Satire V. Interested in advocacy and media, Saul is thrilled to be able to work with the Born This Way foundation this summer. 

Ben Palmer

City of Chicago, Office of the Clerk, Chicago IL

Ben Palmer is a rising sophomore in Adams House, originally from Deerfield, IL. He intends to concentrate in Applied Math, Statistics, or Economics. He enjoys playing percussion with The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers (THUD) and his steel pan drum with Music in Hospitals and Nursing Homes Using Entertainment as Therapy (MIHNUET). During spring semester 2017, Ben participated in former Congressman Chris Shays' Study Group at the IOP. Ben looks forward to participating in Adams House Intramural Sports and to attending additional IOP study groups next semester. Ben is thrilled to spend the summer serving the great City of Chicago in the Office of the City Clerk.

Philip Balson

CNN Fareed Zakaria GPS, New York NY

Philip Balson is a rising junior at in Dunster House at Harvard College.  He is concentrating in history with a secondary in economics.  He focuses mostly on geopolitics, Western diplomatic history, and the strategy of international relations.  Last summer, he worked as a research assistant for Professor Niall Ferguson on the latter’s biography of Henry Kissinger.  He looks forward to continuing to learn about international relations this summer while working at Fareed Zakaria GPS, in addition to gaining some experience in media and exploring New York City.

Samuel Kessler

CNN-Situation Room, Washington DC

Sam Kessler is a rising junior in Leverett House from Blue Bell, Pennsylvania. Sam is interested in the intersection between computer science and government, and after exploring social studies at the start of his sophomore year, he opted to pursue a degree in CS. On campus, Sam serves as an associate managing editor at the Harvard Political Review, and he is a member of the John F. Kennedy Junior Forum Committee. Outside of the IOP, Sam is a founding member of Harvard College Project for Justice, a new organization focused on justice reform awareness and advocacy. Sam looks forward to watching the news right as it unfolds this summer at CNN.

Sparsh Sah

Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Administrative Finance, Boston MA

Sparsh Sah is a rising junior in Winthrop House, originally from the City of Irvine in Orange County, California. He studies Applied Math/Computer Science with a secondary in Economics. On campus, he is an undergraduate teaching fellow at the Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Economics Department, as well as an administrative clerk at the Center for Systems Biology. In addition, since last summer, he has served as a mentor at the Crimson Academy, a private residential academy for high-achieving low-income high school students selected from within the Boston Public Schools system. In his free time, he's a huge car enthusiast and reader of Charles Dickens. He is excited to learn more about and contribute to the prudent public policy process that goes into making Massachusetts a healthier, happier, more productive state every day.

Ameerah Ahmad

Cook Political Report, Washington D.C.

Ameerah Ahmad is a rising junior in Currier House from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is concentrating in Social Studies with a possible focus on gender politics in the Middle East. While on campus, Ameerah is involved with the Harvard International Review, The Crimson, and the Harvard Islamic Society and recently joined the Harvard Radio, WHRB. Ameerah’s interest in political journalism was heightened when she served as a liaison in the IOP’s Fellows and Study Group program for fellow Candy Crowley her freshman year and she has kept involved with the IOP since. She also does activism work on campus and is excited to serve as Co-Chair of an advocacy group next year. This summer, Ameerah will be working for the Cook Political Report in Washington D.C. where she is looking forward to exploring her interest in political journalism while researching voting patterns within specific demographic communities.

Tyler Jenkins

Echelon Strategies, Washington DC

Tyler Jenkins is a rising Junior pursuing a concentration in History and a secondary in Government. He is a resident of Quincy house and was raised in Martinsburg, West Virginia. Within the IOP, Tyler serves as Chair of the Harvard Political Union.  He also serves as the Secretary of the Harvard Republican Club, and as a Senior Staff member for both Harvard Model UN conferences.  In the past, he has been a recruiter for the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative throughout the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia.  Tyler is excited to join the Echelon Insights Team as an intern for the summer.

Rachel Chiu

Equipo Latinoamericana de Justicia y Género, Buenos Aires Argentina

Rachel Chiu is a rising junior in Quincy House studying Women and Gender Studies and pursuing a citation in Spanish. She has a passion for studying global feminism and advocating for women's rights on campus and abroad. In addition to her academic work, Rachel is involved in many politically and internationally oriented student groups such as the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations and Harvard Model Congress. She is also a Peer Advising Fellow and a member of CARE (Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators). Rachel loves exploring new cultures and countries and leaps at any opportunity to travel. She is excited to be combining her passion for gender equality advocacy and Spanish by working for the Equipo Latinamericano de Justicia y Género in Buenos Aires this summer. 

Jenny Horowitz

FEMA, Washington DC

Jennifer Horowitz is a rising junior at Harvard College concentrating in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations with a specialization in the Modern Middle East. She is interested in exploring how highly diverse communities can become engaged and organized around common threats, challenges, and crises.  On campus she has served as a policy writer and member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s National Security Policy Board for the Institute of Politics. She is also a Design Editor for the Harvard Crimson and volunteers for the Harvard Small Claims Court Association. She is looking forward to spending July 4th in our country’s capital for the first time.

Jennifer is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about the program here

Tanya Devani

Gender Avengers, New York NY

Tanya Devani is a rising junior at Harvard University from Birmingham, Alabama. She is pursuing a concentration in Government with a secondary in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. On campus, Tanya is involved as a community organizer for the Harvard College Democrats, is the tutoring chair for the IOP's Citizenship Tutoring Program, is an associate editor for the Harvard International Review, and a news writer for The Crimson. She also serves as Northeastern Regional Coordinator for Girl Up, a United Nations campaign that seeks to raise awareness and funds for marginalized, adolescent girls in the developing world. Last summer, Tanya cultivated her passion for public service as an intern for Congressman Robert B. Aderholt's office in Washington, D.C. This summer, she is excited to further her interest in gender equality as an intern for GenderAvenger, an organization working to ensure women's voices are always represented in the public dialogue. 

Stephanie Ying

Healthy London Parternship, London UK

Stephanie Ying is a rising senior from Long Island, New York studying Molecular and Cellular Biology. On campus, she is involved in public service organizations including directing a Phillips Brooks House Association after-school program and serving as the Blood Services Coordinator as well as the Vice President of the Harvard College Red Cross. She is also a member of the Crimson Key Society and works on-campus at the Learning Lab as well as the Harvard Alumni Association. Stephanie is particularly interested in issues related to health care and health policy and will be interning at the Healthy London Partnership this summer, specifically focusing on their Health and Care Devolution Programme.

Catherine Zheng

Human Rights Watch, Washington DC

Catherine Zheng is a rising junior in Lowell House, from Richmond Hill, Canada. She is concentrating in Social Studies, and is interested in legal and political methods for conflict resolution. On campus, she is involved in the Harvard College Debating Union and writes for the Harvard Political Review. She looks forward to learning more about foreign policy and geoeconomics this summer, through her work with the Council on Foreign Relations. 

Chloe Lammel-Hay

IMPACT Strategies, Washington DC

Chloe Lemmel-Hay is a rising sophomore at Harvard University from Essex, Vermont. She plans on studying Social Studies, with a possible secondary in African and African American Studies or Psychology. She is Senior Culture Editor of the Harvard Political Review and is a research assistant for Professor Kay Merseth at the Graduate School of Education. Chloe is also involved with Women in Business and Harvard College Effective Altruism. Chloe is an avid skier, hiker, and cycler. You’re sure the find her at the nearest political demonstration, either as a protestor or reporter. Chloe is excited to spend the summer at IMPACT Strategies!

Dominique Erney

Justice Policy Institute, Washington DC

Dominique Erney is a rising junior at in Quincy House, originally from Gainesville, Florida. She is joint concentrating in Social Studies and African American Studies, with a secondary in English. She plans to focus her studies, and eventually her future career, on mass incarceration and criminal justice reform in America as a whole. To that end, this summer, Dominique is spending ten weeks in Washington D.C. interning with Justice Policy Institute, a national nonprofit organization that "is to is dedicated to reducing the use of incarceration and the justice system by promoting fair and effective policies." On campus, she is involved in the Harvard Dems, PRE in the IOP, theatre with HRDC, and she interns with Dean Miller in OSL. Dominique is very excited and grateful for the opportunity to spend the summer in D.C. learning about criminal justice reform-- a cause she is personally very close to, and one she plans to pursue for the rest of her life!

Madeline Nam

KIPP NYC, New York NY

Madeline Nam is a rising senior in Pforzheimer House. She is a History and Literature concentrator in the America field, with a focus on studying the emergence of feminism in Cold War America. She is also pursuing a secondary in Spanish, and spent the last semester abroad in Madrid immersing herself in the language. On campus, Madeline is involved with Harvard Model Congress and interns at the Harvard Law School Office of Clinical and Pro Bono Programs. She is passionate about teaching and education, having spent her last three summers teaching debate to middle and high school students, and is excited to explore the charter school education world with KIPP NYC this summer. 

Solange Azor

Lady Parts Justice, New York NY

Solange Azor a junior in Currier house, originally from Yonkers, NY. She is pursuing a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality with a secondary in Sociology. On campus she is the President of the Stand Up Comic Society and performs comedy on campus and in and around Boston. She is also the junior education director for the Consent Advocate and Relationship Educators - one of the peer counseling groups on campus, has done assisted research on religious responses to gun related violence in New Orleans at the Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study. This summer, Solange will be interning with Lady Parts Justice - a reproductive rights/comedy activist group based in NYC. She is excited to learn more about intersectional approaches to issues related to reproductive health, and how comedy can be used as a tool for political activism.

Edgar Gonzalez, Jr.

MacArthur Foundation, Chicago IL

Edgar Gonzalez Jr. is a rising junior in Cabot House studying Government with a secondary in Economics. Originally from Chicago, IL, he is president of the Harvard College Latino Men's Collective and secretary for Concilio Latino. He draws political cartoons for the Harvard Political Review and the Harvard Crimson, is a co-director for PBHA's Recent Immigrant Term-Time Enrichment (RITE) Program, and works with Harvard Student Agencies as both a tutor and a translator. Having worked last summer for Enlace Chicago, a nonprofit organization headquartered in the Little Village neighborhood of Chicago, Edgar is looking forward to working at the MacArthur Foundation to learn more about its work in neighborhoods like his and its areas of focus.

Melvin Woo

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston MA

Melvin Woo is a rising junior at Harvard University from Cerritos, California. He is pursuing a concentration in government with a focus on the American subfield, and is interested in completing a minor in either Computer Science or Economics. He will be working as a legal intern at the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General this summer. As a student interested in pursuing a legal education after college, he is extremely excited to have the opportunity to learn from the experience.

Melvin is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about the program here

Caleb Shelburne

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, Boston MA

Caleb Shelburne is a rising senior living in Kirkland House from Northampton, Massachusetts. Caleb studies History and Literature with a focus on the modern Middle East, and has completed a language citation in Turkish. At Harvard, he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Tempus, the college's undergraduate history review, performed with the Gilbert & Sullivan Players, and worked as a research assistant for Professor Christie MacDonald of Romance Languages and Literatures. Caleb is thrilled to be spending his summer at MA Attorney General Maura Healey's Fair Labor Division, advocating for workers' rights and learning more about the legal profession. 

Caleb is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about the program here

Robert Capodilupo

MassDOT/MBTA, Boston MA

Robert Capodilupo is a rising junior at Harvard College in the Government Department. His research interests include local government and the intersection of public policy and urban affairs.Robert has worked as a research assistant at both the Radcliffe Institute and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, most recently under EU Diplomat Joelle Jenny on a project pertaining to cyber security. This past winter, he interned on the Transition Team of Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. Robert is excited to begin his work at the Department of Transportation and gain first hand insight into the workings of one of the most dynamic and essential state institutions.

Casey Goggin

MassEquality, Boston MA

Casey Goggin is a rising junior pursuing a joint concentration with Government and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with a Language Citation in French. Originally from Pinehurst, North Carolina, he is now a proud member of Cabot House.  Outside of academics, Casey is involved with student theater, working as a light designer and an actor and serving on the executive board of the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club as the Technical Liaison. He is also a staff member at the Y2Y Homeless Youth Shelter,  a proctor for the First-Year Arts Program, and a tour guide for the Admissions Office. He is thrilled to be working with MassEquality, a grassroots advocacy organization, this summer as a Political/Legislative Intern, learning more about the needs of LGBTQ+ people in the State of Massachusetts and learning how to achieve policy and electoral victories that address these needs."

Aman Panjwani

MassIT, Boston MA

Aman Panjwani is a rising sophomore in Lowell House from Houston, Texas. He is a prospective Economics concentrator with a secondary field in Computer Science. On campus, Aman is a member of Harvard’s nationally-ranked Mock Trial Team, where he recently earned a bid to the AMTA National Tournament. When not in the courtroom, he also advises multinational companies with the Harvard College Consulting Group. Nevertheless, Aman hopes to attend law school one day and enjoys serving the Greater Boston community through the Small Claims Advisory Service. This summer, Aman looks forward to exploring the intersection of technology, business, and public policy with the Massachusetts Office of Information Technology as a Business and Policy Consultant.

Sunaina Danziger

Member of Parliament-Seema Malhotra, London UK

Sunaina Danziger is a rising junior in Quincy House, originally from New York City. She studies History at Harvard—focused on twentieth-century international history, causes of war, and American foreign policy—and is also interested in Spanish and English literature.  On campus, Sunaina is involved in the International Relations Council, running Model UN conferences for high school students in Boston, China, and India, and writes for the Harvard Political Review and Satire V. Her favorite pastimes include running, reading for pleasure, and watching as many movies as she can. As someone passionate about politics and international travel, Sunaina is incredibly excited to work with Seema Malhotra MP in Parliament this summer and witness first-hand the ever-evolving political climate of the UK. 

Jalin Cunningham

MTV Public Affairs, New York NY

Jalin Cunningham is a rising senior in Eliot House from Nyack, New York. At Harvard, she studies History with a Sociology secondary, and outside of the classroom, she is Associate Managing Editor of The Crimson and a Peer Advising Fellow. She is interested in the intersection between media and social justice, and hopes to write a senior thesis about racial tensions that arose from American public housing. In her free time, Jalin enjoys exploring Cambridge’s many coffee shops, reading comedian autobiographies, and talking about Veep and the Bachelorette with her blockmates. She is thrilled to spend a summer at MTV Public Affairs, where she’ll be learning more about broadcasting social justice on a larger platform.

Madison Whitney

NAACP, Baltimore MD

Madison Whitney is a rising junior originally from Los Angeles, California. She is a joint concentrator in Government and African American Studies, exploring the ways in which government policy can perpetuate and alleviate racial inequality. On campus, Madison is co-chair of the Education Policy program at the IOP, Political Action Co-Chair of the Association of Black Harvard Women, a Research Organizer with the Harvard College Democrats, and a volunteer with the Small Claims Advisory Service. Madison is looking forward to interning with the NAACP this summer in Baltimore and advocating for people of color through public policy.

Laura Doherty

NASA, Washington DC

Laura Doherty is a rising Junior from Monticello, New York pursuing a joint concentration in Government and Sociology. At Harvard, Laura is a Peer Advising Fellow to freshmen and a writer for the Harvard College Human Rights Review. She is also the Vice President of the Harvard College chapter of the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, has served as a project team manager for the Harvard Undergraduate Robotics Club, and during the academic year, enjoys working as a Regulatory Affairs intern for Analytical Space. Laura is thrilled to further her understanding of the legislative process as an intern with the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs at NASA Headquarters this summer.

Will is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about the program here

Jessica Bishai

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD), Washington DC

Jessica Bishai is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She currently intends to concentrate in Statistics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, she is involved with Partners in Health Engage, Effective Altruism, Dorm Crew, and the Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers. She also serves as the Flute Section Leader of the Harvard University Band. She is excited to be interning with the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors in DC this summer, as it will allow her to further her passion for public health.

Antonia Chan

National Health Service, London UK

Antonia Chan is a rising senior in Winthrop House concentrating in economics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, she conducts health services research, is involved with the satirical news publication Satire V as part of the executive board, and volunteers with patients at a local teaching clinic. In her free time, Toni loves to read, go to comedy shows, and take photographs. This summer, Toni will be interning with the Strategy Group of the UK's National Health Service, where she is excited to pursue her interest in evidence-based policy and health systems performance.

Pooja Chandrashekar

National Health Service, London UK

Pooja Chandrashekar is a rising senior in Eliot House from Potomac Falls, Virginia. She is concentrating in biomedical engineering with a secondary in global health and health policy, and is fascinated by the intersection of healthcare and technology. As an advocate and speaker for girls in STEM, she is the founder of ProjectCSGIRLS, a national nonprofit working to encourage girls in computer science, and also serves on the board for She Rocks the World. At Harvard, she serves as Co-President of the Harvard Biomedical Engineering Society, Co-President of Harvard College Advocating Success for Kids (ASK) and a patient advocate at the ASK clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, and Co-President of the Harvard College Crimson Care Collaborative in addition to conducting biomedical imaging, computational health informatics, and healthcare value research. Pooja is very excited to work at the National Health Service in London to understand how digital health innovation is driving better healthcare outcomes and increasing healthcare value in the English healthcare system.

Sapna Rampersaud

National Review, New York NY

Sapna Rampersaud is a rising junior at Harvard University from Brentwood, New York. She concentrates in government with a secondary field in history and a language citation in french. Sapna lives in Currier House and is a member of the Harvard Republicans Club and the Harvard College Bhangra dance team, where she currently serves as treasurer. She is interested in foreign policy, Middle Eastern politics, and classical and contemporary Indian dance. This summer she will be interning with the National Review in New York City and is excited and humbled to have the opportunity to work for and learn from and an incredible team of journalists and editors. Sapna is looking forward to exploring the journalism field and gaining the most out of this experience as a Director’s Intern.

Cole Guyre

New Politics, Boston MA

Cole Guyre is a rising junior in Pforzheimer House from Marblehead, Massachusetts.  He studies History with a secondary in Economics; on campus, he volunteers at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.  He is intimately interested in government and public service, having worked for Seth Moulton (D, MA-06) initial congressional campaign as well as for numerous public service ventures across the globe.  This summer he is thrilled about the opportunity to join New Poltics in recruiting aspiring leaders with a commitment to public service to run for office across the aisle.

Mayukha Karnam

New York Immigration Coaltion, New York NY

Mayukha Karnam is a rising junior from Lexington, Massachusetts. She is a Social Studies concentrator living in Lowell House. On campus, Mayukha is heavily involved in the Small Claims Advisory Service and the South Asian Women’s Collective. This summer, Mayukha is looking forward to working on immigration policy and advocacy at the New York Immigration Coalition. She is excited to combine her interests in law and community service this summer and hopes to pursue this area in a future career as well.

Embree Thompson

NY State Health Foundation, New York NY

Embree Thompson is a rising senior living in Kirkland House, originally from Baltimore, Maryland. Embree is concentrater in molecular and cellular biology with a secondary in economics. On campus she participates in multiple dance groups, primarily Expressions and Eleganza. She tutors middle school students through PBHA, and recently finished training as a Consent and Relationships Educator (CARE). This summer, she will intern with the New York State Health Foundation, a private, statewide foundation that is dedicated to improving the health of New Yorkers. Their work involves distributing grants to health related programs, informing and reforming health and health care policies, and conducting health initiatives with the intent of making sure all New Yorkers have access to the care that they need to lead healthier lives. Some of their current priority areas include building healthy communities, an initiative that focuses on improving access to healthy foods and helping citizens engage in physical activity. Another point of concentration for the foundation is empowering health care consumers, ensuring that citizens are equipped with the tools they need to navigate the health care system, particularly in a time when drastic political changes will affect citizens not only in New York, but around the country. She is excited to delve into the Foundation’s emphasis upon understanding social and environmental aspects that ultimately influence the health status of all citizens. 

Nicholas Abbott

NYC Economic Development Corporation, New York NY

Nick Abbott is a rising senior at Harvard University in Adams House from Greenwich, CT. Nick is a Social Studies concentrator with a particular focus on housing policy, urban planning, and residential segregation. On campus, Nick is the Secretary-General of World Model United Nations, a Model UN conference for college students held in a different city around the world each year. Outside of school and extracurriculars, Nick enjoys playing pickup basketball and is a huge soccer fan; if you see an awkwardly tall kid walking around campus in a soccer jersey, it's probably him! Nick is eager to apply his knowledge and passion for urban policy to the important work done by the New York City Economic Development Corporation this coming summer.

Handong Park

NYC Open Data for All Initiative, New York NY

Handong Park is a rising senior in Kirkland House from Timonium, Maryland. He is concentrating in Mathematics with a secondary in Computer Science. On campus, he is an active part of Kirkland's house life, serving as the House Committee Co-Chair. In addition, Handong also sings east-Asian a cappella music with Harvard FUSIAN and is a member of the Asian-American Dance Troupe. Hoping to explore how public service and governmental work can bring data-driven insights to more communities, Handong is excited to be working with the New York City Mayor's Office of Data Analytics on the Open Data for All Initiative to bring municipal government and residents together through open data.

Handong is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about the program here

Colby Stapleton

Office of Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA), Boston MA

Colby Stapleton is a rising junior in Leverett House from Northern California. She is concentrating in Government, with a secondary field in Economics. On campus she is an active member of the Phillips Brooks House Association; participating in the Mission Hill Afterschool Program, HARTZ and the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. Additionally, she is involved with the IOP’s Women’s Initiative in Leadership, and Harvard’s Women in Business. Colby has always had a strong interest in government, and is very excited to work in Congressman Joe Kennedy’s office. She hopes this internship will provide her with a glimpse into the daily work of a Congressman and further spark her interest in public service.

Isabella Huber

Office of Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Washington DC

Isabella Huber is a rising senior from New York, New York. She is a History concentrator with a secondary in English, planning to write a thesis next year about the American Civil War. At Harvard, she plays on the Club Field Hockey and Club Lacrosse teams, leads outdoor pre-orientation trips for freshmen, and serves as a research assistant at the Center for European Studies. Always interested in politics, she is excited to learn about the government in action in Congresswoman Stefanik’s office this summer.

Isabella is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about that program here.

Will Parsons

Office of Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston MA

Will Parsons is a rising Junior in Mather House from Hartford, Connecticut. He is studying Government with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Outside of class, Will spends a lot of time in the Institute of Politics as a member of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum committee and a teacher for the CIVICS program. He also works for the Harvard Admissions Office as a tour guide, and plays for the club hockey team. Passionate about policy issues like education, health care, and local politics, Will is excited to work for Mayor Walsh this summer in Boston. 

Will is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about the program here

Madeline Raster

Office of Mayor Peter Buttigieg, South Bend IN

Madeline Raster is a rising junior in Winthrop House, originally from South Bend, Indiana. She is a government concentrator with an interest in American politics. On campus, she is a co-captain of the Harvard Women’s Basketball team, as well as a member of CSA. This summer, she is very excited to be working for Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Corporation Counsel Cristal Brisco, and the City of South Bend to learn more about local government.

Minnie Jang

PAI- Champions of Global Health Rights, Washington DC

Minnie Jang is a rising senior at Harvard University from Ellicott City, Maryland. She studies History & Literature with a secondary in Global Health & Health Policy while also following a pre-medical track. Her concentration's region of focus is Latin America, and she is in the beginning stages of research for a senior thesis that will examine the history of the Peace Corps in Bolivia with particular emphasis on indigenous women as players in this narrative. Outside of the classroom, Minnie enjoys giving tours for the Admissions Office, volunteering as a case manager at Y2Y (youth-to-youth homeless shelter), and leading pre-orientation trips for incoming freshmen with the First-Year Outdoor Program. Throughout college, her experience working with NGO’s like Partners in Health and Physicians for Human Rights has further developed her interests in the fields of medicine and global health. This summer, she is excited to continue developing those interests by joining the team at PAI, an organization based in Washington D.C. that works to advance and defend reproductive rights for women around the world.

Scott DeAngelo

Parliament Labour - Rachel Reeves, London UK

Scott DeAngelo is a rising junior in Dunster House from Greenwich, Connecticut. At Harvard, he studies Economics, with a focus on environmental sustainability. Outside of the classroom, he serves as a tour guide for the Admissions & Financial Aid Office, and as a leader for the First-Year Outdoor Program. Scott is incredibly excited to spend the summer interning for MP Rachel Reeves in Parliament at a particularly interesting time as the UK navigates Brexit.

Laura Thorsett

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, Washington DC

Laura Thorsett is a rising senior in Currier House hailing from Salem, Oregon. She is concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in Statistics, focusing on the intersections between politics and inequality in the U.S. At Harvard, she is a member of a wide variety of organizations, including the Harvard Public Opinion Project, the IOP’s national poll of young people, as well as the Episcopal Chaplaincy and Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators. This summer she is thrilled to be able to further explore the American political landscape and public opinion polling through her work at the Pew Research Center.

Samantha Heyward

Precision Strategies, Washington DC

Sam Heyward is a rising senior in Currier House from Peekskill, New York. She is concentrating in History with a secondary in Government and a language citation in Arabic. On campus, she has been as a member of the National Security group in the IOP Policy Program and served as a liaison in the Fellows and Study Groups program. She is also the former Media Chair of the Harvard International Review. Her passion for travel led her to study abroad in Germany in the summer of 2016 and complete a semester abroad at the University of Edinburgh her junior spring. Sam is excited to intern this summer at Precision Strategies, and she looks forward to learning more about the communication methods and strategies behind effective campaigns and their applications in the public and private sectors.

David Xiang

Prolepsis, Athens Greece

David Xiang is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House, originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. He is a prospective concentrator in History and Science, and is interested in public health and the intersection of the humanities and sciences. At Harvard David writes for Fifteen Minutes, the Harvard Crimson's Magazine and plays in Mihnuet, a music program that plays biweekly at Boston nursing homes. In his free time, David loves playing basketball, writing poetry, and getting exploring new places with friends. This summer, he is extremely excited to be working for Prolepsis to implement public health policy into action and to learn more about the Greek health system

Sally Marsh

Public Defenders Service of the District of Columbia, Washington DC

Sally Marsh is a rising senior in Pforzhiemer House from Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is concentrating in Government, and plans to complete a secondary in History. A longtime member of the IOP, Sally served as the student Communications Director in 2016, and previously served as IOP Membership Chair, a student liaison to Frank Fahrenkopf and Bassem Youssef, a contributor of the Fellows Selection Committee, and a member of the Harvard Public Opinion Project, among other programs. Outside the IOP, Sally is a senior staffer for Harvard Model Congress and the President of her sorority. After spending the majority of her extracurricular time at the IOP, an organization committed to inspiring the next generation to pursue careers in politics and public service, Sally is looking forward to contributing to the practical work of helping the underserved with the Public Defender Service of D.C.

Peter Lee

Quorum, Washington DC

Peter Lee is a rising junior in Cabot House born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Vancouver, Canada. He is pursuing a joint concentration in Computer Science and Statistics. At Harvard, Peter worked as a course assistant for a multi-variable calculus class and expresses his love for classical music by playing the clarinet with the River Charles Ensemble. At college, Peter discovered his passion for exploring the interface between society and technology, particularly in cybersecurity and policies regarding cyberspace, and has worked with Meedan to organize and visualize data on voter issues from the 2016 presidential election. He is very excited to intern at Quorum in Washington DC this summer to learn about and work on technologies that impact politics and society.

Amelia Goldberg

RISE, Washington D.C.

Amelia Goldberg is a rising junior living in Adams house. She is concentrating in social studies with a focus on feminist theory, and also pursuing a secondary in english. She loves dancing, music, and talking about politics. On campus, she has also been involved in student activism against sexual and gender-based violence with Our Harvard Can Do Better. This summer, she is exited to advocate for improved sexual violence legislation with RISE in Washington, DC.

Eduardo Gonzalez

Sanctuary for Families, New York NY

Eduardo A. Gonzalez is a rising senior from La Verne, California, concentrating in Social Studies, with a focus field titled "Contemporary Latin American Immigration". On campus, he has served as a representative in the Undergraduate Council for three years, where he has advocated on behalf of undocumented students and first-generation students. Last summer, he worked as an Investigator for the Public Defender Service of Washington, D.C. through their Criminal Law Internship Program, which solidified his passion for public interest law. This summer, Eduardo is thrilled to continue his public interest work in New York City with Sanctuary for Families, a legal services provider for survivors of domestic violence, sex trafficking, and other forms of gender violence. 

Rosie Wigglesworth

Social Finance, Boston MA

Rosie Wigglesworth is a rising junior in Kirkland House, originally from Ipswich, Massachusetts. She is concentrating in Environmental Science and Public Policy with a secondary in Economics.  At Harvard, she is involved with the after-school mentoring program Strong Women, Strong Girls as both a mentor and board member.  She also works for the Office for Sustainability’s Resource Efficiency Program as a house representative.  Rosie is excited to be working with Social Finance this summer on Pay for Success and driving positive change through public-private partnerships.  

Osama Arif

Social Sphere, Cambridge MA

Osama Arif is a rising senior in Pforzheimer House originally from Houston, TX. He studies Economics with a Secondary in Computer Science and is passionate about using strategy and technology to solve challenging social problems. On campus, he is highly involved with the Small Claims Advisory Service and served as training director of the organization. He is also the business director of the Harvard Economics Review, a representative for Pforzheimer House on the Undergraduate Council and a case team leader for the Harvard Consulting on Business and the Environment group. Osama’s experience prior to the director’s internship program is in quantitative research and management consulting. He is excited to continue using strategic thinking and data analytics to solve challenging problems for government clients as a director’s intern at Social Sphere this summer.

Samuel Goldman Reiss

Southern Poverty Law Cetner, Mongtomery AL

Sam Reiss is a rising senior in Leverett House originally from Los Angeles, California. He studies History and Literature in the American Studies field. Passionate about civil rights, Sam served as chair of the Citizenship Tutoring Program at the Institute of Politics and worked for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Immigrants’ Rights Project and the Delancey Street Foundation, a rehabilitation center for convicted violent criminals. Sam served as Publisher of the Harvard Advocate in 2016 and continues to contribute poetry to the magazine. This summer, he will work for the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama as a criminal justice reform legal intern, focusing specifically on a class action lawsuit to improve the medical and mental health care in Alabama’s prison system. Sam plans to pursue a career in public interest law and writing.  

Reed Shafer Ray

State Senator Eric Lesser, Boston MA

Reed Shafer-Ray is a rising senior in Quincy House, originally from Norman, Oklahoma. They concentrate in Social Studies with a secondary in Mathematical Sciences. On campus, they are the Legislative Director of the Harvard College Democrats, plays on the club soccer team, writes for the Harvard International Review, and does research for Professor Yascha Mounk. Last summer, Reed worked for Public Citizen, a non-profit dedicated to fighting corporate power, and the Enough Project, an advocacy organization focused on preventing crimes against humanity in central Africa. Reed hopes to pursue a career at the intersection of academia and government affairs, and they are excited to positively contribute to the well-being of Massachusetts citizens in their work in Senator Eric Lesser's office this summer.

Michelle Borbon

The Advancement Project, Washington DC

Michelle Borbon is a rising junior in Currier House, concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on Latin America. She is from Phoenix, Arizona, and her parents are originally from Mexico. On campus, she is a member of the Harvard Debate Council, traveling to tournaments 4 times a semester. She is also the Advocacy Chair for Latinas Unidas, an organization which celebrates the beauty and success of Latina women at Harvard. In her free time, she likes painting and drawing. This summer, she is very excited to serve as a communications intern at the Advancement Project in DC, helping them tackle immigration issues, mass incarceration, and voting right violations across the United States.

Claire Parker

The Boston Globe, Boston MA

Claire Parker is a rising junior in Adams House from Washington, D.C. She is concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, and she is pursuing a citation in Arabic. Claire covers Harvard’s central administration for The Harvard Crimson. She spent last summer studying Arabic in Morocco through the Department of State’s Critical Language Scholarship program. She is looking forward to staying local and reporting on Boston and Massachusetts state politics this summer at the Boston Globe.

Edgar Carrero

The Cato Institute, Washington DC

Edgar Carrero is a rising junior at Harvard University from Miami, Florida. He is a prospective Government concentrator with a secondary in Economics. At Harvard, he serves as President of the Harvard Libertarian Club, volunteers weekly at the Harvard Reach program and is an active member of the Harvard College Law Society. In his spare time, Edgar enjoys investing and watching soccer. Last summer, he interned with his Congresswoman and also served as a summer program instructor in Vietnam. This summer, he is thrilled to be working at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.

Sophia Kaufman

The Global Fund, Geneva Switzerland

Sophia Kaufman is a rising senior at Harvard University majoring in social anthropology, with a minor in global health and health policy, and a language citation in Swahili. A West Virginia native, she is passionate about equal healthcare access and quality. She has worked with the Fort Peck Native American Reservation, in Montana, addressing recruitment and retention within healthcare professional careers, as well as worked with an NGO in Tanzania, combatting HIV/AIDS as a researcher and educator. In her community in West Virginia she has worked with the Department of Health and Human Resources Bureau for Public Health. Her experiences working with people from marginalized communities has fortified her understanding of the importance of healthcare. This summer, she will be interning with the Global Fund, in Geneva Switzerland, within the Monitoring & Evaluation, and Country Analysis team (MECA), Strategy, Investment, and Impact Division. She will be conducting health policy research and bioanalysis looking at policy effectiveness and disease trends in order to address AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria epidemics. 

Sarah Rahman

The Global Fund, Geneva Switzerland

Sarah Rahman is a rising senior in Mather House from Cleveland, Ohio. She studies sociology and is interested in healthcare inequalities and the social determinants of health. Outside of class, she volunteers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and is a member of the Health Peer Advisors and Liasons club to promote health and wellness on campus. She is also a mentor with the Harvard-Rindge Muslim Youth Program, a mentorship program for local Muslim high school students. Last summer, she conducted research to improve heart surgeries in developing countries at Boston Children's Hospital, and has continued to work on the project. She is excited to be working for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria this summer, addressing gender disparities in TB treatment in developing countries.

Emily Hall

The Heritage Foundation, Washington DC

Emily Hall is a rising senior in Adams House who studies government and psychology. Originally from Clinton, Connecticut, Emily currently serves as Co-Chair of the IOP’s Fellows and Study Groups program. She also spends her time on campus serving as the President of the Harvard Undergraduate Network of Enlightened Women, Vice-President for Speakers and Political Discourse for the Harvard Republican Club, and a staff writer for the Harvard Independent. This summer, she looks forward to working in the Heritage Foundation’s Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, where she will be able to further explore her interests in 

Joon Lee

The New Republic, New York NY

Joon Lee is a rising sophomore at Kirkland House hailing from Seoul, South Korea. He is a prospective concentrator in History and Literature, and is interested in investigating the intersection of arts and politics. On campus, Joon serves as the Education and Politics Chair of the Harvard Radcliffe Asian American Association and is a member of the Harvard Advocate, where he serves on the Executive Board. Joon has had an interest in journalism and non-fiction writing his entire life, beginning with his time as Editor-in-Chief of his high school newspaper and continuing on with internships at The Concord Monitor and the Center for Political Communication at Seoul National University. Joon is excited to work for and learn from his time at the New Republic, especially in an age where the indispensability of good journalism is becoming increasingly apparent. 

Devontae Freeland

The Obama Foundation, Washington DC

Devontae-Anthony Berry Freeland is a rising junior at Harvard College from Metuchen, New Jersey. A Social Studies concentrator in Dunster House, his focus field is in comparative studies of politics, race, and ethnicity in the Iberian peninsula and Latin America. Before interning at the Obama Foundation in Washington, D.C., he spent the summer of 2016 working as an operations intern at the New Jersey Democratic Party in Trenton and staffing the state’s delegation to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. On campus, Devontae serves as Campaigns Director for the Harvard College Democrats and leads the group’s campaign operations, notably co-executing the largest volunteer mobilization of any college campus in Massachusetts during the 2016 presidential election cycle. During the school year, he plans ethnic and cultural diversity programming as a staff member at the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations. Inspired by President Obama's call-to-action, "Don't boo—vote!", Devontae aspires to a career in the law as an advocate and policymaker for voter protection and the civic engagement of marginalized communities.

Karla Alvarado

The Obama Foundation, Washington DC

Karla Alvarado is a native of Chelsea, Massachusetts and a resident of Cabot House. Karla is a History and Literature concentrator with a focus on Latin America. Karla is one of the chairs of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity at the IOP and hopes to use her role to start a greater dialogue about the importance of race and politics, at Harvard and beyond. In particular, she is interested in how different policies affect black and brown people in the United States and how these communities get involved in the political process.The daughter of two immigrants from Honduras, Karla is extremely passionate about immigration reform in the U.S. Outside of her position at the Institute of Politics, Karla enjoys running and photography. This summer, Karla will be interning at the Obama Foundation and hopes to learn more about how the Foundation and entities like it work within our political system today. Additionally, she looks forward to living in the nation's capital and exploring D.C.'s food scene

Kyle Deeds

The Peace Corps, Washington DC

Kyle Deeds is a rising Sophmore in Kirkland House from Edina, Minnesota. He is planning on concentrating in Statistics with a secondary in government. At the IOP, he has been involved with HPOP and the economic policy group. His main interests lie in using empirical methods to improve policy, potentially in areas of economic development and foreign aid. With this is mind, he is very excited to be working at the Office of Strategic Information, Research, and Planning at the Peace Corps this summer.

Jessica Levy

The Tobin Project, Cambridge MA

Jessica Levy is a rising senior joint concentrating in Social Studies and Philosophy with a secondary in Central European Studies. She grew up in Bethesda, Maryland, right outside our nation’s capital, and it was there that she discovered her interest in government and politics. At Harvard, she became very involved with the Institute of Politics, the Advanced Leadership Institute, and the Harvard World Model United Nations team.  She is also a Co-Chair of the House Committee for Lowell House, one of Harvard’s twelve residential houses.  Jessica is thrilled to be interning for the Tobin Project, where she will be working on democracy and governance initiatives. 

Victoria Marquez

The Winston Group, Washington DC

Victoria Marquez is a rising Sophomore in Pforzheimer House from Great Falls, VA. She is a prospective concentrator in History with a secondary in Government. Within the Institute of Politics, she is involved in the Campaigns and Advocacy Program. She is also a member of the Varsity Sailing Team and serves as the President of the Weaver Forum of the John Adams Society. This summer, she is excited be joining The Winston Group, a political strategy firm in Washington, DC. 

Emma Talkoff

TIME Magazine, Washington DC

Emma Talkoff is a rising senior in Currier House originally from San Francisco. She is studying American history and city planning in the History and Literature department, with a secondary in Japanese history from East Asian Studies. She is chair of Fifteen Minutes, the weekly magazine of the Harvard Crimson, and a former editor-in-chief of the Harvard Book Review. She has also spent time reporting and writing art reviews in Malaysia. Emma hopes to improve her journalistic skills as an intern this summer at TIME magazine. 

Melia Henderson

Trilogy Interactive, San Fransisco CA

Melia Henderson is a rising junior at Harvard University from Oakland, California. She studies Computer Science and is interested in getting a secondary in either government or African American studies. At Harvard, she is on the steering committee of Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) where she works to facilitate discussions on the intersection or race, ethnicity and politics both within and outside of PRE. She also is part of Developers for Development, Model United Nations, and is a tutor for Judge John J. Connelly Youth Center. In her free time, she loves to hike and listen to music.  She is super excited to work at Trilogy Interactive and combine her passion for tech, government and social justice. 

Philip Terwisscha van Scheltinga

TSA/Homeland Security, Washington DC

Philip van Scheltinga is a rising junior in Cabot House, concentrating in History. Raised by Dutch parents in New York City, he has been primarily interested in International History and Diplomatic History. On campus, Philip is a member of the club soccer team, an actor in a handful of theatre productions, and a Stein Czar for Cabot House Committee. He is very excited to be working for TSA/Homeland Security this summer, where he hopes to somehow translate his defensive capabilities on the soccer field to the job of defending the country. He is also looking forward to spending time in Washington D.C. and taking full advantage of the IOP's Summer in Washington program. 

Philip is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about the program here

Eloise Kaehny

TurboVote, New York NY

Eloise Kaehny is a rising junior in Lowell House from New York City. She is concentrating in Social Studies with a tentative focus on environmental justice and American social inequality with a Spanish language citation. She is a member of the Harvard Democrats’ Campaigns Committee as well as the IOP’s National Campaign group (NAC). Eloise enjoys exploring Cambridge and finding local concerts in her free time. Eloise is looking forward to joining the TurboVote team in order to promote civic engagement across the country.

Molly Richmond

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Washington DC

Molly Richmond is a rising senior from Watertown, MA. She studies History and Literature, with interests in migration, humanitarian crises, borders, and the Middle East. She is also pursuing a language citation in French. Outside of class, she enjoys singing, has volunteered with Y2Y homeless shelter, tutors business professionals who are learning English, and serves as Co-President of Harvard College Faith and Action. Her passion for social justice led her to intern last summer at Corporate Accountability International, where she worked on researching issues related to clean water access, both in US cities and around the world. She has long been interested in urban studies, local government, and the intersection of social justice and urban policy, so she is excited to learn more as she works with the US Conference of Mayors this summer. 

Heather Brown

U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Washington DC

Heather Brown is a rising junior in Leverett House, originally from Tarrytown, New York. She studies Biomedical Engineering with a secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, she pursues her passion for politics through her participation in the Harvard College Democrats and Harvard Political Union. Her last summer was dedicated to scientific research at the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Santander, Spain, so Heather is extremely excited to dedicate this summer to public service. She looks forward to working in Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office in Washington, D.C., the epicenter of American politics.

Heather is also a Schaeffer Fellow. Read more about the program here

Matthew Moore

Veterans Legal Services, Washington DC

Matthew Moore is a rising junior at Harvard College from Chino Hills, California. He is concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics. On campus, he is the President of the Harvard Black Men’s Forum and the Treasurer of the Harvard College Democrats. Matthew is passionate about public service and is excited to assist veterans in need and engage with local communities in the Boston area during his time with Veterans Legal Services. 

Vedant Bahl

Vietnam Program at HKS, The Fulbright School, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam

Vedant Bahl is a rising sophomore living in Mather House, originally from Mumbai, India. He plans to concentrate in Social Studies, and is interested in development economics and political philosophy. At Harvard, he is a member of the Harvard College Debate Union and the Harvard US India Initiative, and is involved in economics research. This summer, Vedant looks forward to learning about development policy and social challenges while interning at the HKS Vietnam Program, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

Raquel Leslie

World Bank, Washington DC

Raquel Leslie is a rising junior at Harvard College from Danvers, Massachusetts, concentrating in Government with a secondary in East Asian Studies and a citation in Mandarin Chinese. On campus, she is a research assistant at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, a Peer Advising Fellow for freshmen, and a tutor for Harvard employees seeking US citizenship. Last summer, she interned at Junior Achievement China in Beijing, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills in promising students. This summer, Raquel is excited to be designing migration systems in Afghanistan to facilitate access to foreign labor markets and reduce poverty at the World Bank. 

Varun Varshney

World Health Organization, Geneva Switzerland

Varun Varshney is a rising junior in Quincy House, concentrating in Applied Mathematics in Economics, with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, Varun is in the Harvard College Consulting Group, as well as the Crimson and the Leadership Institute. Varun is incredibly excited to work at the World Health Organization in Geneva, and will be interning in the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Unit. As someone trying to combine his interests in quantitative sciences and medicine, Varun is very excited to apply his mathematics and economics backgrounds to global patient care.