2019 Director's Interns

Wesley De Silvestro

270 Strategies
Washington, D.C.

Wesley De Silvestro is a rising junior in Winthrop House studying Government on the Data Science Track with a secondary in Computer Science. He is heavily involved in Harvard Model Congress on campus, an organization that runs model government simulations for high schoolers around the world. He also serves as a First-Year Outdoor Program (FOP) Leader, introducing first-years to Harvard through an outdoor pre-orientation program. He is excited to serve as a Seasonal Data Associate at 270 Strategies and to explore the intersection of data science, progressive politics, and organizing this summer.

Sruthi Palaniappan

ABC News - Political Unit
Washington, D.C.

Sruthi Palaniappan is a rising senior in Winthrop House, originally from Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is studying Government with a secondary in Educational Studies. On campus, she currently serves as Student Body President and is passionate about uplifting student voices to create tangible change! She has also been involved with the Harvard College Democrats and South Asian Association through which she choreographs bollywood dances for Ghungroo, the largest student-run production on campus. This summer, Sruthi is excited to be working at ABC News and to experience the dynamic world of political journalism.

Jessenia Class

ACLU-NJ
Newark, NJ

Jessenia Class is a rising senior in Quincy House from Union, New Jersey. At Harvard, she studies Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology with a secondary in English and a language citation in Spanish. Outside of academics, Jessenia is a research assistant at the Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School and in the Moral Cognition Lab in the Psychology department. She also chairs the Editorial Board of The Harvard Crimson, led PBHA's relief-effort service trip to Puerto Rico, and volunteers through the Small Claims Advisory Service. She is excited to explore her interests public interest law and communications as a Civil Liberties intern for the American Civil Liberties Union in Newark, New Jersey this summer.

Mirielle Wright

Advancement Project
Washington, D.C.

Mirielle Wright is a rising junior in Eliot House pursuing a joint concentration in African-American Studies and Government. At Harvard, she serves on the board of the Association of Black Harvard Women as the Co-Director of the mentorship program, the Alberta V. Scott Leadership Academy. She also has been involved with the Institute of Politics, the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, and the Harvard College Women Center as an intern. She is excited to explore her passion for racial justice activism through her upcoming internship with The Advancement Project this summer.

Gabriela Ochoa

Allentown Rescue Mission
Allentown, PA

Gabriela Ochoa is a rising junior from Whitehall, Pennsylvania, concentrating in Human Development and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Public Policy, and a language citation in German. On campus, she works at OCS with the Campus Interview Program. She is a volunteer for CASP, Experimentors and KDSAP. In her free time, Gabriela enjoys hiking and listening to music, as well as dancing.This summer, she looks forward to interning at the Allentown Rescue Mission and learning to integrate her interest in social work with medicine.

Farah Afify

Amnesty International
Washington, D.C.

Farah Afify is a rising sophomore in Pforzheimer House from Sterling Heights, Michigan. She plans to concentrate in Social Studies with a language citation in Arabic. On campus, she is involved with the Phillips Brooks House Association as an officer and directs PBHA's Boston Refugee Youth Enrichment After School Program through which she tutors children from refugee and immigrant backgrounds. Farah also currently serves as the Intersectionality Co-Chair on Act on a Dream, an immigration reform and advocacy group, and works at the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, where she supports students of low socioeconomic backgrounds. This summer, she is excited to pursue her interests in community organizing and social justice through her work with Amnesty International on human rights policy and looks forward to learning more about the intersection of government and advocacy.

Quinn Evangelakos

Assemblyman Michael Blake - NY
New York City, NY

Quinn Evangelakos is a rising senior in Lowell House from New York City. She is concentrating in Social Studies with a citation in Mandarin. At Harvard, Quinn is a research assistant at the Democratic Knowledge Project for Danielle Allen. She is excited about working in Assemblyman Michael Blake’s office this summer.

Kyra March

Black Voters Matter Fund
Atlanta, GA

Kyra March is a rising sophomore in Adams House from Darlington, South Carolina. She plans on pursuing a joint concentration in African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies. On campus, she is the incoming Sisterhood Chair for the Association of Black Harvard Women and is apart of Omo Naija. Kyra is also a Research Assistant at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research and has served as a Hometown Recruiter for the Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program. This summer, Kyra will be a Voter Registration Intern with the Black Voters Matter Fund in Atlanta, Georgia where she will be assisting with voter registration drives, coordinating with community organizations in several counties, helping with data entry, and more. She is very excited about going back to the South to create change on the local level, serve communities, and learn more about politics as a whole.

Aidan Ryan

Boston Globe
Boston, MA

Aidan Ryan is a rising junior in Mather House from Hooksett, New Hampshire. He is concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on law in American society. On campus, Aidan writes for The Harvard Crimson where he has covered Harvard Law School and Central Administration. This summer, he is excited to cover local politics for the Boston Globe, including reporting on city hall, the state house, and New Hampshire’s first in the nation presidential primary. He hopes to pursue a career that combines his interests in law, politics, and journalism.

Kristen Stawasz

Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Washington, D.C.

Kristen Stawasz is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House and is planning on studying History of Science. She is from Westfield, Massachusetts. On campus, she is the current flute section leader for the Harvard University Band and is a teacher for CityStep, a community service organization which provides free arts education to students in Cambridge. She also enjoys dancing, acting, trivia, and attending special lectures on campus. She is excited to spend the summer working on projects with different departments, gaining experience and exposure to different aspects of advocacy work, and having the opportunity to do meaningful, impactful work for the Brady Center.

Gabriel Wadford

Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence
Washington, D.C.

Gabriel Wadford is a rising junior in Cabot House from Saint Stephen, South Carolina. He is concentrating in History and Literature and African American Studies with a secondary in Anthropology. On campus, he is involved with the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College having served as its Business Manager this past academic year. Gabriel is also a program leader for the Harvard First-Year Outdoor Program where he leads hiking trips for incoming first-year students aimed at easing their transition from high school to college. Lastly, Gabriel is a student coordinator for the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative where he supports students of low socioeconomic background and promotes socioeconomic diversity at Harvard College. This summer, Gabriel is excited to pursue his interests in nonprofit work and political advocacy through working with the Brady Campaign To Prevent Gun Violence, and he looks forward to learning more about the complexity of the gun control debate and assisting the Brady Campaign in accomplishing its mission.

Humza Jilani

British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
London, UK

Humza Jilani is a rising Junior in Winthrop House from Houston, Texas. He concentrates in Social Studies with a focus on democratization and multiculturalism. On campus, he is currently involved with the Belfer Center's Managing the Atom Project, the Harvard College Law Review, the Harvard College Debating Union, and the Harvard Pakistani Students Association. In the past, he has served as the co-chair of the National Security group in the IOP Policy Program and has worked as a junior research partner for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He can't wait to spend the summer in London and analyze the economic dimensions of British foreign policy with the FCO!

Ryan Zhang

British Foreign & Commonwealth Office
London, UK

Ryan Zhang is a rising junior in Mather House from Princeton, New Jersey. He is studying Social Studies with a secondary in Statistics. Since his freshman year, Ryan has been an avid member of the IOP, where he now serves as Chair of the Policy Program. Outside of the IOP, Ryan serves as President of the Harvard College Law Review, co-directs the Harvard Scholars at Risk Program, and works as a research assistant in the Department of Government. This past winter, Ryan was named a Kenneth I. Juster Fellow by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and was a research grant to study institution-building and regional trade within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. In his free time, Ryan loves reading, opera, ice hockey, and all-things the West Wing. He is excited to be spending this summer in Great Britain, working for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office at such a critical and intriguing moment in European and global history.

Emily Zhu

Brookings Institute
Washington, D.C.

Emily Zhu is a rising senior in Eliot House from Kansas. She is pursuing a joint concentration in Sociology and Statistics, with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. On campus, Emily directs PBHA Chinatown Citizenship, a free naturalization assistance program, and is involved in Ethnic Studies advocacy. During the 2017-2018 school year, Emily worked as a data analyst with UChicago's Violence, Law, and Politics Lab and served as legal intern with Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago, where she worked on issues of voting rights, immigration justice, and police accountability. Emily is passionate about the intersections of public health, environmental justice, race, and immigration and is excited to spend the summer working with Brookings Institution's Center for Health Policy.

Kevin Simauchi

CBS - Face the Nation
Washington, D.C.

Kevin Simauchi is a rising Junior in Eliot House studying Government with a secondary in Economics. At Harvard, he works as a Liaison for the IOP fellows and study group program. He is also an avid member of the Intercollegiate Model United Nations team where he competes on university campuses across the country and helps to organize international & domestic conferences. Kevin looks forward to exploring the realm of political media & journalism this summer with CBS News' Face the Nation Team.

Ruth Zheng

Center for Civic Innovation
Atlanta, GA

Ruth Zheng is a rising Junior in Adams House from Lexington, Massachusetts. She concentrates in Social Studies with a focus on immigration and labor and intends to get a secondary in Statistics. She is a member of the Harvard Debate Council, reports on faith and religion for The Crimson, and does citizenship tutoring through PBHA. Last summer, she worked as a research assistant on the American Secretaries of State Project at the Kennedy School. She is excited about working on social impact strategies at a local level and living in Atlanta for the first time!

Kashfia Rahman

Children's Defense Fund
Washington, D.C.

Kashfia Rahman is a rising sophomore in Mather House from South Dakota. She plans to concentrate in Psychology on the Cognitive Neuroscience Track, and is considering a secondary in Statistics, Computer Science, or Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, Kashfia is an intern at the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations, where she serves as a liaison between student groups, faculty, and administration to present campus diversity initiatives that involve students of all racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds in the University’s enterprises. She also works at the Affective Neuroscience and Development Lab, and is passionate about fostering inclusion and diversity for women and racial minorities in STEM-related domains. Kashfia is looking forward to broadening her understanding of U.S healthcare policies and how these insights can be harnessed to provide more equitable health resources to children across the nation. In her free time, Kashfia enjoys reading, biking, and hiking.

Natalie Sherman Jollis

Cities of Service - Buffalo
Buffalo, NY

Natalie Sherman Jollis is a rising junior in Kirkland House from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She studies Economics with a secondary in Neuroscience and is interested in how and why people make decisions. Last summer, Natalie worked with Assistant Professor Ethan Rouen at Harvard Business School to research decision making among NFL officials. This summer Natalie is excited to be thinking about decision making in a public policy context as an intern with the City of Buffalo Division of Citizen Services.

Julia Englebert

Cities of Service - Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

Julia Englebert is a rising senior in Mather House originally from Wisconsin. She studies Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations with language citations in Arabic and Spanish and is particularly interested in immigration policy. Julia is co-director of PBHA’s Recent Immigrant Term-time Enrichment program and a research partner at the Radcliffe Institute, where she investigates policing during political transition. In her spare time, Julia enjoys performing with the Harvard University Flute Ensemble, practicing yoga, and running. She is enthusiastic about working with Milwaukee’s city government this summer to help combat urban blight in underprivileged neighborhoods.

Fatima Mbaye

Cities of Service - Newark
Newark, NJ

Fatima Mbaye is a rising junior in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Computer Science. She is also considering a secondary in History. She is originally from New York City. In campus, she serves as a social chair for her house's house committee and work's in the building manager's office for her house. In the past, Fatima has been involved with the IOP's STEAM and the Politics of Race and Ethnicity. She is really excited to be working with Cities of Service in Newark!

Chris Altizer

Cities of Service - Newark
Newark, NJ

Chris Altizer is a rising junior in Winthrop House from Tucson, Arizona. He is currently studying History of Science & Environmental Science and Public Policy in order to learn about climate change and the nuances of environmental policy. On campus, Chris serves as a coordinator for PBHA's Mission Hill After School Program, is the treasurer for Winthrop's House Committee, and is an active member of Harvard's Queer Advisory Council. He will also be serving as a Peer Advising Fellow for first-year students in the fall. In his free time, Chris enjoys volleyball, playing piano, and finding the best coffeeshops in the Boston area. He is beyond excited to be working with the Love Your Block program of Cities of Service in Newark, which brings together his passions for sustainability, teen mentorship, and service in order to increase government-citizen connections and local community development.

Michelle Zhang

Cities of Service - South Bend
South Bend, IN

Michelle Zhang is a rising junior in Pforzheimer House concentrating in economics. On campus, she is a research assistant at the Harvard Decision Science Lab and is the Co-Director of Philanthropy for the Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business organization. Originally from a small town in Michigan, Michelle is looking forward to spending the summer where she feels most at home, in the midwest. She is particularly looking forward to engaging with city volunteers and learning more about long term urban development strategies.

Olivia Owens

Civic Nation - the United States of Women
Washington, D.C.

Olivia Owens is a rising junior in Eliot House from Barton, Vermont. She is a pre-med student concentrating in Anthropology. On campus, she is involved at the IOP as a member of leadership for the Fellows and Study Groups program. She spends most of her time in service roles, whether volunteering in South Boston at the Paraclete Center, mentoring in PBHA’s Strong Women, Strong Girls program, serving as Eliot House's Public Service Representative, or sitting as the Service Chair on the Undergraduate Council's Executive Cabinet. This summer, she is excited to pursue her interests around women's equality at Civic Nation in Washington, D.C.

Xinyue Selina Xu

CNN - Fareed Zakaria GPS
New York City, NY

Selina Xu is a rising junior doing a joint concentration in History & Literature and Philosophy. She is Chinese by heritage, New Zealander by birth, and Singaporean by choice. Previously, she has interned at Northern Light Venture Capital and The Straits Times. On campus, she has had research stints on foreign policy at the Ash Center and the Belfer Center. She also organizes Harvard College China Forum (the largest student-run conference on China in the world) and blogs about her life to a global audience of 30K readers at https://selinaxu.com.

Sarah Shamoon

CNN - Situation Room
Washington, D.C.

Sarah Shamoon is a rising junior in Mather House originally from New York City. Sarah studies Social Studies with a focus field in American education policy, a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy, and a language citation in Spanish. At Harvard she is the Senior Covers Editor for the Harvard Political Review where she previously was the Associate Covers Editor. On campus Sarah is active in the HPU, teaches fifth grade civics in South Boston, organizes for the IOP, and produces musicals for the Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club. Sarah is excited for her first summer in DC interning for CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.

Sammantha Garcia

Comision Nacional de Busqueda
Mexico City, Mexico

Sammantha Garcia is a rising sophomore in Leverett House with an intended concentration in Sociology with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights from South Texas. She is the 2020 Co-Executive Director for the annual Latina conference this year and is on board for Act on a Dream. During her first-year, Sammantha was involved with the Small Claims Advisory Service, the Undergraduate Executive Cabinet, and FYRE. She is ecstatic to spend a summer in Mexico City to work for the Comision Nacional de Busqueda where she will be helping find missing peoples. On her free time, Sammantha enjoys hanging out with her friends and listening to Frank Ocean.

Ellen Shaheen

Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH)
New Hampshire

Elle Shaheen, is a rising junior in Leverett House from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. At Harvard, Elle has served on the Executive Board of the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, participated in theatrical performances on campus, and is among the first group of women to be cast in the Hasty Pudding Theatricals in 175 years. While working to change the world through the performing arts as a part of the College's new Theater, Dance, and Media concentration, Elle is also working to expand her theatrical production company, Type E Productions. A Type 1 Diabetic for 11 years, Elle has worked tirelessly as an advocate for stem cell research. Elle is looking forward to working in the office of Congressman Chris Pappas and learning more about what policy measures can be taken to reform our health care system in this country.

Rachel Reynolds

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

Rachel Reynolds is a rising sophomore in Lowell House from the Mississippi Gulf Coast who is currently planning on concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in Psychology. On campus, she is a representative and Parliamentarian on the Undergraduate Council, a counselor for the Mission Hill After School Program, a writer for the Harvard Crimson "Flyby" Blog, and a teacher in the IOP CIVICs Program. Rachel is so excited to be working on Congressman Kennedy's team and getting to know her new home in Massachusetts even more through the issues that affect its residents!

Trevor Ladner

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA)
Washington, D.C.

Trevor Ladner is a rising senior in Eliot House who is a native of the Mississippi Gulf Coast; he is joint concentrating in Sociology and African American Studies with a secondary field in Educational Studies. For his senior thesis, Trevor is researching how high school social studies teachers are teaching about race and racism in their classrooms, particularly as it relates to issues of historical responsibility and anti-racist civic engagement. He plans to return to Mississippi after graduation to teach high school social studies while pursuing a master's in education. At Harvard, he founded SOUTTH and is a programming director for Harvard Undergraduate Studies in Education. He is grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to make "good trouble" alongside Congressman Lewis and his team in D.C. this summer.

Maddie Chai

Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY)
Washington, D.C.

Maddie is a rising junior living in Lowell house and concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics. She is also part of the Varsity Squash team and does several programs at the IOP. She is excited to immerse herself in DC this summer and stalk her favorite politicians.

Tom Rollins

Cook Political Report
Washington, D.C.

Tom Rollins is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from McLean, Virginia. He intends to concentrate either in Government or History. Outside of the classroom, he is a Whip in the John Adams Debate Society, and has been active in the IOP Study Groups program, serving as liaison for former Congressman Joseph Heck in the fall. A long-time political junkie, Tom spends much of his free time reading about and discussing current and historical elections in American politics. he is excited to be spending his summer pursuing these interests at the Cook Political Report.

Emory Sabatini

Councilor Michelle Wu - Boston
Boston, MA

Emory Sabatini is a rising sophomore in Quincy House who lives in Newton, Massachusetts. Next semester, he plans on declaring a concentration in Linguistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or some combination of the three. Outside of academics, he is involved in the theatre scene at Harvard and has served as a technical director for a variety of shows across campus. He is also excited to assume the role of Peer Advising Fellow for the coming academic year. This summer, Emory hopes to use his platform at Councilor Wu's office to promote civic engagement across Boston, especially among immigrant and non-English speaking communities.

Taya Cowan

Creative Alliance (Civic Nation)
New York City, NY

Taya Cowan is a rising junior in Adams house from Louisville, Kentucky concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in Economics. At Harvard, she is a Priscilla Chan Stride fellow and dedicates most of her activism to reforming the criminal justice system. On campus, she is heavily involved with the Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Reform and sits on the board of the Harvard Black Pre-Law Association as the director of finance. She looks forward to interning with Civic Nation and their Creative Alliance in working to bridge the gap between media companies and the role they play in empowering social justice initiatives.

Jerrica Li

Crooked Media
Los Angeles, CA

Jerrica Li is a rising junior in Adams House from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She is a Comparative Literature major with a focus on global fiction and themes of displacement and diaspora. On campus, she is a member of the varsity swim team and an English teacher for the PBHA Chinatown Citizenship program. She became involved in the IOP through the Women's Initiative in Leadership were her passion for politics was ignited. She is excited to be interning at Crooked Media where she hopes to learn more about grassroots funding, media production, and political journalism.

Una Corbett

Democratic National Committee - Office of the Chair
Washington, D.C.

Una Corbett is a rising senior in Quincy studying History and Literature on the American Studies track with a citation in Spanish. Her studies focus on American women’s and feminist history. She is from the New York suburbs and currently studying abroad at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland in the English and History departments. On campus, she is a College Fellow with Resistance School, an online activist training platform run by Kennedy School graduates, and a member of the Harvard College Democrats. She is also involved in feminist advocacy work with the Seneca, Inc. and Strong Women Strong Girls, and works as an HSA tutor and in the Cambridge Queenshead Pub. Una is excited to grow her research, writing, and political organizing skills in the office of the Chair of the Democratic National Committee this summer.

Maribel Nava

Dilley Pro-Bono Project
Dilley, Texas

Maribel Nava is a rising senior in Lowell House from Houston, Texas. She concentrates in Sociology with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration and Rights. On campus Maribel serves as the Director of Development and Finance for Act on a Dream, a student leader for the First Year Urban Program, and student coordinator for the Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program at the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid. In her free time she enjoys listening to podcasts, exploring Boston with friends and planning her next trip. Interested in immigrant right advocacy and race and public policy, Maribel is excited to intern with the Dilley Pro-Bono Project this summer.

Steven Espinoza

Echelon Insights
Washington, D.C.

Steven Espinoza is a rising senior in Eliot House concentrating in Economics, with a secondary field in History of Art and Architecture and a certificate in Latin American studies. Miami-born and raised, Steven is most interested in questions about urban economics and data science. He spent last summer working for the City Government of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and currently spends the majority of his time outside of class working as an Open Data Intern at the City of Cambridge. Steven looks forward to working with Echelon Insights this summer to learn how data science and machine learning are used in political consulting.

Laila Tauqueer

El-Hibri Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Laila is a sophomore in Eliot House from Sacramento, California, studying History of Science with a secondary in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. At Harvard she is involved with Pakistani Students Association, Harvard Islamic Society, and Office of Diversity Education and Support. Laila is passionate about studying science and colonialism, exploring how faith and activism work together, and advocating for marginalized communities. In her free time, Laila is typically watching Criminal Minds, running along the Charles River with friends, or complaining about Cambridge weather.

Yijiang Zhao

Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS) - MA
Boston, MA

Yijiang Zhao is a rising sophomore in Quincy House, originally from Columbus, Indiana. She is thinking of studying Applied Math with a focus in Economics and Computer Science, with a secondary in Statistics. On campus, she is involved in Harvard Computer Society, Women in Computer Science, and Datamatch. Additionally, she is a part of the Harvard College in Asia Program, working to spread international awareness of issues in education, and Harvard Undergraduate Consulting in Business and Economy, working towards improving life sciences and sustainability. She looks forward to creating further positive impact through working with the Massachusett's Executive Office of Technology Services and Strategy.

Sophia Khorasani

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Washington, D.C.

Sophie Khorasani is a rising junior in Eliot House studying Statistics and completing pre-medical requirements, with possible secondary fields in economics or global health and health policy. Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, on campus Sophie serves as a volunteer EMT through CrimsonEMS, Harvard's student-run EMT service, plays club soccer, is a leader for the Franklin Fellowship (a group that hosts weekly dinners with faculty and other invited guests), and volunteers through the Phillips Brooks House. This summer, Sophie is thrilled to be working at the Federal Emergency Management Agency, where she hopes to apply statistical methods on projects that seek to improve disaster response and recovery. She very much looks forward to exploring D.C. and enjoying an internship of public service.

Matthew Miller

Fundación Paraguaya
Asuncion, Paraguay

Matthew Miller is a rising junior in Quincy House from Deerfield, Illinois. He studies Applied Math with a focus in Psychology and a secondary in Computer Science. Extracurricularly, Matthew serves as Chair of the Harvard Political Union, gives tours of Harvard's campus, and plays Intramural soccer and basketball. Matthew is beyond excited to work for the Fundación Paraguaya in its efforts to eradicate poverty through its Poverty Stoplight tool. Using his Applied Math background, he hopes to analyze their vast data set to visualize and better understand the multiple dimensions of poverty in Paraguay. Using his findings from the data set, he will be working with the Presidential Delivery Unit of the Paraguayan government to recommend specific actions toward alleviating poverty.

Lauren Meyer

Gender Avenger
New York City, NY

Lauren Mayer is a rising senior in Leverett House from Canajoharie, New York. She is concentrating in Integrative Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, she is involved with advising first-year students Peer Advising Fellow. She also works at the undergraduate library on campus. In her free time she enjoys running and hiking. This summer, she is excited to pursue her interests in advocacy and gender issues through her work with Gender Avenger.

Rocket Claman

GLAAD
New York City, NY

Rocket Claman is a rising junior in Cabot House from Washington, D.C. She is pursuing a joint concentration in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and History and Literature on the Ethnic Studies track. On campus, she is an organizer for the Campaigns Committee of the Harvard College Democrats, serves as the Ex Coordinator on the board of the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, and is a staff writer for The Harvard Crimson. She also performs in musicals and plays women's club soccer. Last summer, she interned with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about using art to generate social change, and is thrilled to be interning with the GLAAD Media Institute this summer in New York City.

Cynthia Chang

Global Fund
Geneva, Switzerland

Cynthia Chang is a rising senior in Currier House pursuing a joint concentration between History and Science and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, she is deeply involved with health advocacy and community outreach groups — she currently serves on the national steering committee of Partners in Health Engage and has served as Co-president of the Harvard chapter. She is also a board member for Harvard KDSAP, an organization that partners with community centers to provide free health screenings, and is involved with the First Year Urban Program as a preorientation leader and the Human Rights Working Group. She is particularly interested in conversations of access to healthcare for marginalized populations, especially within a broader human rights framework, and is excited to explore these discussions at the Global Fund this summer.

Emilė Radytė

Healthy London Partnership
London, UK

Emilė Radytė is a rising senior in Eliot House, originally from Vilnius, Lithuania. She is studying Neuroscience within the Mind/Brain/Behavior track jointly with Social Anthropology. On campus, Emilė leads CrimsonEMS, Harvard's emergency medical service, where she volunteers as an EMT, works as a student guide in the Harvard Art Museums and a senior designer for HSA DEV, as well as a peer tutor. In her free time, she enjoys reading fiction, exploring new spaces, and spending time with friends. This summer, she is thrilled to be working with Healthy London Partnership to make London the healthiest city in the world, while learning about how their strategies could be applied to reach even wider audiences.

Benjamin Paris

Heritage Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Benjamin Rioja Paris hails from just outside of Chicago’s West Side. He is a rising Junior in Currier House studying Applied Math with a focus in CS and Economics; he is also pursuing a secondary in Government. On campus, he holds leadership positions in the Harvard Republican Club and the John Adams Society, and he is involved in CAP, HPU, the Catholic Students Association, the Anscombe Society, and Harvard Right to Life. He plans to harness his passion for political philosophy and technical economics throughout his Director’s Internship at The Heritage Foundation. He hopes that this summer will allow him to gain a richer understanding of his home in the conservative movement and American politics in general.

Ellie Taylor

Human Campaign
Los Angeles, CA

Ellie Taylor is a rising sophomore in Mather House studying Social Studies and WGS. Originally from Wisconsin, Ellie’s experiences growing up queer in a politically polarized Midwestern state have influenced her political views and philosophies. At Harvard, Ellie is a Campus Education Intern with the Office of BGLTQ Student Life, where she works with student groups to become more inclusive and informed. She also volunteers at Y2Y, a local homeless shelter, and plays her favorite symphonies for the greater Boston area through Classical Music department of the Harvard College radio (WHRB). Passionate about equality in all regards, Ellie looks forward to advocating for legislated gender equality at the Human Campaign.

Ana Suazo

Igarapé Institute
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Ana Suazo is a rising senior studying Government with a minor in Romance Languages and Literature, and a language citation in Portuguese. She just spent her junior spring studying abroad at The University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Born and raised in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, she is committed to developing her passions for Latin American politics and traveling into a professional career to promote a more optimistic side of her country and culture to the world. To prepare, she will be interning this summer at the Igarapé Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Having lived in Brazil twice in her college career, Ana is excited not only to work for one of Brazil's most innovative think and do tanks for development and security issues, but also to immerse herself again in the country's vibrant local culture. And being a student athlete, she is also keen to connect with locals by training with the local Niterói women's rugby team in Rio.

Nick Wyville

Indivisible
Washington, D.C.

Nick Wyville is a rising senior in Eliot House from Anniston, Alabama. He is a joint concentrator in Sociology and African American Studies. On campus, he is involved with the IOP as a citizenship tutor and as a previous member of various IOP programs. Passionate about the South, criminal justice, and progressive politics, he co-founded a student organization on campus centered around the issues of the South. Furthermore, he is involved in the Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Advocacy, and has been active with the Harvard College Democrats throughout his time at the College. Nick is excited to explore the policy and research area of progressive politics this summer at Indivisible.

Chinaza Asiegbu

Integrity Initiatives International
Boston, MA

Chinaza Asiegbu is a rising sophomore in Lowell House from Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. She plans on concentrating in History with a citation in French. On campus, she is treasurer of the Association of Black Harvard Women and an assistant Bible course leader for Harvard College Faith & Action. In addition, she works as an Undergraduate Research Partner for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. This summer, she is enthusiastic about working in the chambers of The Honorable Mark Wolf for his NGO, Integrity Initiatives International, where she will contribute to launching a campaign to create an International Anti-Corruption Court, mobilizing young people, and advocating for human rights.

Hannah Drew

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation
Boston, MA

Hannah Drew is a rising junior in Adams House. She is concentrating in History and Literature with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy, and a citation in Spanish. She is particularly interested in immigration, public health, and cultural politics. On campus, she is involved with PBHA’s Peer Health Exchange program where she teaches health education to local high school students, and the Dean of Students office to help freshman transition to life at Harvard College. She is particularly excited to intern for the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and learn about innovative political communication and public service.

Tatiana Patino

LA Unified School District
Los Angeles, CA

Tatiana Patino is a rising senior in Quincy House concentrating in English with a secondary in Education Studies. During the school year, Tatiana heads the Peer Advising Fellow (PAF) Program as an Eagle PAF and serves as a PAF for Straus B. She also spends her time volunteering for PBHA's Keylatch Afterschool Program. When Tatiana isn't reading for class or meeting with first-years, she's exploring Boston, singing karaoke with her friends, or kayaking down the Charles River. Tatiana is excited to spend the summer with the LA Unified School District's Superintendent's Office learning more about the ins and outs of education administration and cultivating her passion for education.

Jessica Morandi

Lady Parts Justice League
New York City, NY

Jessica Morandi is a rising junior from Sacramento, California, concentrating in English with a secondary in Theater, Dance, and Media. On campus, she is a Music Director of the Noteables showchoir, a Resource Advocate for Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, and a staff writer for Satire V. Last summer, Jessica worked as the Marketing & P.R. Professional Assistant at the Broadway Sacramento theater company. This summer, she looks forward to applying her writing, performing, and editing experience to advocacy work at Lady Parts Justice League.

Rosa Vazquez

Latino Victory
Washington, D.C.

Rosa Vazquez is a rising Senior in Leverett House from Santa Ana, CA concentrating in Government with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration and Rights. At Harvard she is involved in IOP as a member of the JFK Jr. Forum Committee, and a former liason for Ann Compton. Beyond the IOP Rosa is a Cheng Fellow at the Kennedy School's Social Innovation + Change Initiative where she dedicates her time to a project focused on increasing youth and people of color participation in higher levels of politics. Outside of Harvard most of her time is spent on campaigns and immigrant advocacy. She has worked on 4 different campaigns, most recently on the Gil Cisneros campaign in CA-39 in Orange County. This summer she looks forward to combining her passion for nitty-gritty politics with empowering her community at the Latino Victory Fund in Washington, D.C.

Maria Victoria Paredes

Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Washington, D.C.

Maria Victoria Paredes, a rising senior in Adams House, comes from Miami, Florida with roots 90 miles away in Havana, Cuba. She is concentrating in History with a secondary in Government and, hopefully, a citation in Russian. María Victoria is a woman of many passions, and she has found a home in many organizations at Harvard. She serves as the Domestic Board Editor for the Harvard College Law Review, as Vice-President of the Cuban-American Student Association, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard’s International Relations Council. She also serves as the Secretary-General of Harvard National Model United Nations Latin America - Harvard’s only Model United Nations conference in the region, and the project closest to her heart. Maria Victoria speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. With these skills, she is able to volunteer as an interpreter at the Harvard Law School Immigration and Refugee Clinic, where she does what she loves most: she establishes relationships with anyone and everyone, from anywhere and everywhere. She is excited for the opportunity to grow her list of passions through her work with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law this upcoming summer.

Cate Brock

Lead for America
New Castle, IN

Cate Brock is a rising junior in Dunster House studying Applied Math with a focus on Economics. She is originally from New Castle, Indiana. On campus, she is involved in the Harvard Political Review through the IOP. She also works at a decision science lab. She enjoys running with campus running groups and volunteers at a local middle school running club. This summer she is excited to work with Lead for America in her home state, and she looks forward to learning more about working in local government.

Delanya Storey

Lead for America
Birmingham, AL

Delanya Storey is a rising Junior in Leverett House concentrating in Government with a secondary in Moral & Political Philosophy. At Harvard, Delanya serves as one of the incoming Co-Presidents for International Relations on Campus (IRoC) and the Research Director for the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa traveling to both Rabat, Morocco and the United Nations headquarters in New York for the latter. Last summer, Delanya studied abroad in Argentina and had an immersive language experience. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, all things Star Trek, and spending time with her friends. Delanya is excited to spend the summer interning for her Lead for America placement in the Department of Innovation and Economic Opportunity in the City of Birmingham, Alabama.

Will Imbrie-Moore

Lead for America
Chapel Hill, NC

Will Imbrie-Moore is a rising junior in Quincy House from Charlottesville, Virginia. While studying Economics with a secondary in Government, he is also an active member of the Institute of Politics. He is a senior editor of the Harvard Political Review, an IOP Special Projects organizer, and an editor in the Policy program's economic policy group, which completed a tax policy report commissioned by Massachusetts Sen. Jason Lewis this semester. Outside of the IOP, Will works as a research assistant for Kennedy School Professor Barbara Kellerman on the study of public leadership. Last summer, he was a legislative intern for Sen. Chuck Schumer, and he looks forward to working on local and state-level government issues this summer.

Zelin Liu

Library of Congress, Congressional Research Service
Washington, D.C.

Zelin Liu is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from Rockville, MD. He plans on jointly concentrating in Classics and History, with a specific interest in the political history and evolution of the Roman civilization; towards this end, he also looks to pursue a secondary concentration in Government. On campus, he can be found honing his skills at the ping pong table, discussing various aspects of the classical world, and editing student submissions to Tempus, the Harvard College History Review. He is very excited to be interning within the Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division of the Congressional Research Service at Library of Congress in Washington, DC this summer; he hopes to learn more about the intricacies of international politics, in addition to the roles of hard and soft power in global relations.

David González

MacArthur Foundation
Chicago, IL

David González is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from Chicago, Illinois. He plans on studying History or Government with a secondary in Economics. He is interested in Middle Eastern politics and nonprofit work. On campus, he is an editor for PALABRITAS, a Latinx literary publication. Outside of school, David enjoys writing poetry and helps run an organization dedicated to providing tutoring for under-resourced neighborhoods on the southside of Chicago. He looks forward to being able to work for the MacArthur Foundation and explore its initiatives in the nonprofit sector.

Judy Pendergast

Maine Democratic Party
Augusta, ME

Judy Pendergast is a rising junior in Pforzheimer House from Naperville, Illinois. She is studying Psychology with a secondary in Government, and is passionate about issues relating to gender equality. Judy is on the Cross Country and Track & Field teams at Harvard, so she spends most of her year in season. Outside of running, she is involved in Pforzheimer's House Committee as the Photographer. In the past, she's spent her summers doing a Sports Marketing internship and babysitting, so she's excited to delve into the political and public service realm of work this summer. She is looking forward to all the work and progress she will be a part of this summer with the Maine Democratic Party. Outside of school and extracurriculars, she is interested in art, hiking, and any kind of sporting event.

Sahana Bail

Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health
Boston, MA

Sahana Bail is a rising senior in Quincy House from Norwell, MA. She is pursuing a degree in Neurobiology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, Sahana enjoys directing a college bound mentoring program, where Harvard students inspire high school seniors to pursue higher education and create college essays that uncover what makes them unique and valuable contributors to society. She also spends her time volunteering at Boston Medical Center (BMC) with Health Leads, where she works with patients to address and alleviate their personal needs caused by structural, psychosocial setbacks. By interning at the MA Joint Committee on Public Health, Sahana hopes to understand how health policy is shaped in her home-state and have the opportunity to research policies pertaining to the children and families she works with at BMC.

Alexander (Sandy) Koenig

Mayor Marty Walsh - Boston, MA
Boston, MA

Sandy is a rising junior in Winthrop House from Washington, D.C., and is concentrating in History, particularly political history. On campus, he is an active member of the IOP, coordinating guest events as the Director of Discussions for the Harvard Political Union. He is also a member of the College Democrats and the Students for the Exploration and Development of Space. In his free time, Sandy enjoys reading the news, exploring the unusual spaces on the Harvard campus, and is Vice President of Club Sailing. Last summer, he was in China, studying Chinese at Beijing Language and Culture University. This summer, he is excited to work in the Boston Mayor's Office and learn more about the power of local government!

Amal Abdi

Mayor Melvin Carter - St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN

Amal Abdi is a junior in Currier House studying Government and Arabic. She is from Columbus, OH. At Harvard, Amal is heavily involved with the Harvard-Rindge Muslim Youth Program, an organization dedicated to working with middle schoolers and high schoolers in the Boston area. She also participates in the Harvard Public Opinion Project and the Black Students Association. Last summer she interned with the Ohio Democratic Party, and this semester she is studying abroad in Amman, Jordan. Amal is excited to continue working in the Midwest with Mayor Melvin Carter's office in St. Paul, Minnesota for the upcoming summer.

David Moberg

Mayor Melvin Carter - St. Paul, MN
St. Paul, MN

David Moberg is a rising sophomore from Saint Paul, Minnesota, and will live in Winthrop House. He plans to concentrate in Government, with a secondary in Theater, Dance, and Media. On campus, he is heavily involved with the Office for the Arts and Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, and is a stage manager for a variety of productions. He plans to go into government work, and is fortunate to be working for Mayor Carter back in his hometown – he looks forward to being able to serve his city and gain professional experience in service of his goals.

Kevin Ballen

Mayor Mike Duggan, Detriot, MI
Detroit, MI

Kevin Ballen is a rising Sophomore in Currier House, planning to study Sociology and maybe more. Originally from Boston, Kevin took off multiple years between high school and College to work in the Boston youth engagement space. Outside of class, Kevin still writes curriculum and youth programs. On campus, he's involved in public service work with the IOP and the Deans of Harvard College. Kevin is on the College Events Board and is also a trained laughter yoga instructor.

Crystal Xue

Mayor Nan Whaley - Dayton, OH
Dayton, OH

Crystal Xue is a rising sophomore in Currier House from Indiana. She plans to concentrate in Economics with a secondary in English. At Harvard, Crystal is a member of the IOP’s Policy Program and was a liaison for Spring 2019 IOP Fellow Michael Zeldin. She also competes on the Harvard Mock Trial team, where she serves as a Director of Seminars, and is involved in the Small Claims Advisory Service. In her free time, Crystal enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with friends and family. She is excited to intern this summer with Mayor Nan Whaley of Dayton, OH and pursue her interest in urban policy.

Victor Rogers

Mayor Peter Buttigieg - South Bend, IN
South Bend, IN

Trey Rogers is a rising senior in Pfoho studying in the Social Studies program with a secondary in Chemistry. At Harvard, he sings bass in the Din and Tonics, plays piano for various groups on campus, serves as member of the Honor Council, and is a proud PAF for Mower A. This summer, Trey is going back home to Indiana working with Mayor Pete in South Bend. He can't wait to go back to his community, work with local Hoosiers on issues at the ground level, and support one of his longtime political idols, Mayor Pete.

Starr Rhee

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Nashville, TN

Starr Rhee is a rising Junior in Pforzheimer House studying Government with a secondary in Educational Studies and a language citation in Spanish. She is originally from Nashville, TN. At Harvard, Starr serves as the President of the Senate for Harvard Model Congress, she is a student coordinator for the Undergraduate Admissions Council, and she is a Course Assistant for USW 35. This summer, Starr is looking forward to working in the Mayor's Office for the Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County, learning about local government and addressing pressing issues like education and affordable housing.

Mikaël Scaramucci

Ministerio de Hacienda, Gobierno de Chile
Santiago, Chile

Mikaël Scaramucci is a rising junior in Kirkland House studying Mathematics with a secondary in Economics. He is a dual French and British Citizen from London, England, and is excited to discover more about Latin American culture. On campus, Mikaël is a member and Assistant Business Manager for the Harvard LowKeys, an A Cappella group on campus, as well as a Course Assistant for the Mathematics Department. In his spare, Mikaël enjoys discussing politics and current affairs, listening to music, and devouring the Cambridge food scene. He is very eager to start his internship at the Ministry of Finance, and is looking forwards to the experience.

Joy Nesbitt

NARAL
Washington, D.C.

Joy Nesbitt is a sophomore in Leverett House pursuing a joint concentration in Social Anthropology and Music. On campus, she works as a Diversity Peer Educator and works as a Sexual Health Awareness and Relationship Communication Educator. She serves as president of KeyChange, and has served on the board of the Black Students Association as well as BlackCAST. This summer, Joy looks forward to participating in the fight for the right to choose and she is excited to get to know the non-profit sector.

Mirabel Levine

National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors (NASTAD)
Washington, D.C.

Mirabel Levine is a rising senior in Lowell House from Mill Valley, California. She is studying Economics, with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. At school, Mirabel is a Bureau of Study Council Peer Tutor, a member of the women’s heavyweight crew team, and a research assistant. She is looking forward to spending this summer at NASTAD and learning more about HIV and relevant policy. This work will combine her interest in public health with her desire to learn more about research.

Katelyn Li

National Health Service England
London, UK

Katelyn Li is a rising junior in Quincy House, studying Neuroscience with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Outside of conducting research on brain development at the Broad Institute, Katelyn spends much of her time thinking about how to improve health outcomes at the policy level. She directed the Harvard Global Health and Leadership Conference this year and reported on local Cambridge government for The Harvard Crimson. She also works with the Harvard Law School's Project on Disability (HPOD) to promote disability advocacy and mirrors this mission through her role as Advocacy Director of PBHA's Best Buddies, a public service program dedicated to creating strong friendships between individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Katelyn is thrilled and grateful for the opportunity to spend this summer at the National Health Service, learning about health policy at the center of one of the world's most equitable healthcare systems. She looks forward to researching and implementing programs that will improve quality and access to healthcare at the national level.

Alis Jones

National Health Service England
London, UK

Alis Jones is a rising junior in Leverett House concentrating in Social Studies. She is also pursuing a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy and a citation in Mandarin. Academically, she is interested in international development, global and public health, humanitarian response, and civil society. Outside the classroom, Alis pursues her passion for public service by acting as a Resource Advocate at the Homeless Square Homeless Shelter. She is also a member of the Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators, contributing towards creating a campus free from sexual assault. Originally from Wales, Alis is looking forward to interning in London at National Health Service (NHS) England this summer. Working in the NHS Strategy Group, she hopes to learn more about how long-term health policy is devised and what types of partnerships with governmental and regional organizations are required for its implementation.

Sahil Handa

National Review
New York City, NY

Sahil Handa is a rising Junior from London studying Social Studies and Philosophy with a secondary in English. At Harvard, Sahil writes an editorial column for the Crimson and is a tutor at the Harvard Writing Center. He is the co-founder of a Podcast Platform startup, called Project Valentine, and is on the board of the Centrist Society and the Gap Year Society. He is also involved in the arts on campus: as a dancer in Eleganza, an actor with the Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, a choreographer for the Ghungroo cultural show, and a proctor for the First-Year Arts Program. In his free time, Sahil enjoys traveling, meditating, working out, and eating fruit. His favorite thing in the world is good conversation, and he’s excited to be part of some fascinating discussions at National Review this summer.

Omar Cano

New Mexico Office of the Governor: State Personnel Office
Santa Fe, NM

Omar Cano is rising sophomore in Mather House from Santa Fe, New Mexico. He plans to concentrate in Philosophy and Government, with a secondary in Latina/o Studies. A member Harvard Politics of Race, and Harvard Political Union, both housed in the IOP, Omar is passionate about public service. He sees the return to his home state this summer with The New Mexico State Personnel Office as a valued opportunity to play a role in the cultivation of a stronger New Mexico, with a more diverse and well equipped staff working for it.

Frances (Mei) Tercek

New York City Economic Development Corporation
New York City, NY

Mei Tercek is a rising junior from Los Angeles in Mather House concentrating in Applied Mathematics with a focus in Sociology. On campus, Mei works at the Harvard Art Museums as a Student Guide and is very involved with the student-run youth homeless shelter Y2Y as a Case Manager. In her free time, you can probably find her losing track of time with friends in the Mather Dining Hall or planning her next road trip. This summer, Mei is very excited to work with the Strategy Team at the New York Economic Development Corporation, helping them push forward their mission of creating a more dynamic, equitable urban economy in New York City.

Yasmin Luthra

New York City Mayor's Office of Data Analytics
New York City, NY

Yasmin Luthra is a rising junior in Winthrop House from Seattle, Washington, and is concentrating in Statistics with a secondary in Music. On campus, she is a Co-Director of The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers, a member of the Harvard College Open Campus Initiative, and a producer, board member, and cellist of the Harvard College Opera. She's extremely excited to be spending the summer learning how data can be used to inform policy while living in the art capital of the country.

Samantha Heavner

New York Inspector General
Albany, NY

Samantha Heavner is a rising senior in Quincy House from Pomona, New York. She studies History and Literature with a focus in American studies and a secondary in African-American studies. On campus, she sings with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum and the Radcliffe Pitches, works with the Small Claims Advisory Service and the HARMONY Mentoring Program, and is a member of The Seneca, Inc. Last summer, she participated in the Exeter College Summer Programme at Oxford University. She’s looking forward to working with the NYS Office of the Inspector General this summer in Albany!

Rachel Schartz

Office of Governor Charlie Baker - MA
Boston, MA

Rachel is a rising senior in Quincy House from Humboldt, South Dakota. She concentrates in Social Studies, with a focus in gender-based and sexual violence. In this area, she has worked for the federal and state governments on various anti-trafficking initiatives, including serving on the President's Interagency Task Force to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons and the South Dakota Network Against Family Violence & Sexual Assault. On campus, she serves as co-President of the Harvard Undergraduates Against Trafficking and is as a captain of the Harvard Boxing Club. This summer, Rachel will serve on Governor Baker's Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.

Victoria Scott

Office of Governor Gina Raimondo - RI
Providence, RI

Tori is proud Rhode Islander, Matherite, and rising senior studying Philosophy and Government. She spends her time on campus working as a Staff Director of the student-run Y2Y Youth Homeless Shelter and running Harvard Sex Week, an annual series of workshops that aim to provide sexual, emotional, physical, and social health resources to the Harvard Community in an effort to promote dialogue that empowers people to take their health and happiness seriously. You can catch her singing or dancing in Kuumba or Expressions, or serving some lattes at Cafe Gato Rojo. Tori hopes to pursue a career in law and public service in an effort to attack inequality in all of its forms. She looks forward to her summer at RI Governor Gina Raimondo's office working on a criminal and juvenile justice working group and to take what she learns with her in future endeavors. If you see her, say hello and ask about how to get involved with Y2Y or what types of tea you should try!

Milan Sani

Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General
Boston, MA

Milan Sani is a rising senior in Mather House studying Sociology and pursuing a secondary in Government. On campus, she is a research assistant for a Sociology professor and a director of the Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators (CARE). She is very interested in public interest law, education, women’s rights, and poverty. Last summer, she worked at Sanctuary for Families, a non-profit that provides pro bono legal services to survivors of sexual violence. This experience honed her interests and has prepared her for her internship this summer at the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General. She looks forward to learning more from this experience and further delving into the study of law!

Rachel Damle

Office of the Michigan Secretary of State
Detroit, MI

Rachel Damle is a rising junior in Adams house from Littleton, Colorado. She is concentrating in Social Studies and Comparative Religion with a secondary in Economics. On campus, she is on the board of Harvard Undergraduate Political Consulting, a tutor at the Writing Center, and has completed research for professors. In her free time, she can be found skiing, buying more books than she will ever have time to read, or scrolling endlessly through Twitter. Having worked on political campaigns in the past, she is passionate about defending voting rights. Rachel is excited to engage with issues around election reform this summer with the Michigan Department of State.

Mari Jones

Office of the New York State Attorney General
Albany, NY

Mari Jones is a rising junior in Currier House from Columbia, South Carolina concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics. On campus, she is involved with the IOP as co-chair of the Politics of Race and Ethnicity and as a member of the Harvard Public Opinion Project. She also volunteers with PBHA’s Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Reform as an education site director for a local prison and enjoys staffing Harvard Model Congress conferences and working with the mentorship component. This summer, she is excited to pursue her interests in law and public service working in the Executive Research Department of the Office of the New York State Attorney General, researching and analyzing a range of political and legal issues.

Bryce Kim

Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, Fort Stewart, Georgia
Fort Stewart, GA

Bryce Kim is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House from El Paso, TX. He plans to concentrate in History with citations in French and Korean. At Harvard, he serves on the leadership council of Harvard Undergraduate Fellowship, directs various Harvard Model United Nations conferences, is a member of the John Adams Society, and volunteers with PBHA’s Mission Hill After School Program and Small Claims Advisory Service. Bryce is also a member of Harvard’s Army R.O.T.C. program and as a military child himself, is looking forward to serving fellow members of the military and veteran community through Ft. Stewart’s Office of the Staff Judge Advocate.

Gabrielle Schultz

Otsego County Prosecutor's Office
Gaylord, MI

Gabrielle Schultz is a rising junior in Currier House from Wolverine, Michigan, studying Social Studies and Philosophy. At Harvard, Gabrielle is a member of the JFK Jr. Forum Committee, substantively staffs several Model United Conferences, and is a consultant for Harvard Undergraduate Political Consulting. She also volunteers at Y2Y and is currently training to become a First-Year Outdoor Program leader. Gabrielle is excited to return home and spend this summer working to better her community through her internship with the Otsego County Prosecutor's Office.

Rufaro Jarati

Parliamentary Internship: Conservative MP for Havant, Alan Mak
London, UK

Rufaro Jarati is a rising senior in Cabot House from Harare, Zimbabwe. He is concentrating in Government with a Secondary in Classics. Outside class, he is a member of the IOP, where he has held several positions in the Fellows and Study Groups Program, including a semester as a liaison to Mark Strand, president of the Congressional Institute, and two semesters as Director of Print Communications. Last summer he interned at Zimbabwe Lawyer for Human Rights where he conducted case research, edited the organization's weekly paper, and monitored a general election. In his spare time, you'll find him out and about with a camera, or on occasion, playing bridge. This summer, Rufaro is excited to be working for Alan Mak MP, and learning about British politics and government.

Ilana Cohen

Parliamentary Internship: Labour MP for Feltham and Heston, Seema Malhotra
London, UK

Ilana Cohen is a rising sophomore from new York City studying Social Studies and Philosophy. As a passionate environmental activist, she serves as Vice President of Harvard Undergraduates for Environmental Justice and is a Divest Ed Fellow with the Better Future Project, helping to spearhead the fossil fuel divestment campaign on Harvard’s campus. On campus, she also works as an Associate U.S. Editor of the Harvard Political Review. In addition to environmental policymaking and journalism, Ilana is passionate about public service and open political discourse. Last fall, she served as a Community Engagement Liaison for Institute of Politics Fall Fellow Joe Heck and has been a Field Organizer for the Harvard College Democrats. She is also the Advocacy Chair of the undergraduate Women in Law organization.

Lauren Anderson

Parliamentary Internship: Labour MP for Leeds West, Rachel Reeves
London, UK

Lauren Anderson is a rising junior in Cabot House, concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary degree in History of Art and Architecture. Outside of the classroom Lauren is the director of CIVICS, an IOP program that places service minded undergraduates in 5th grade classrooms throughout Boston to teach students about American government, civil rights, and social justice. Additionally, Lauren participates in Harvard Model Congress where she is a member of the program's board and director of its mentoring program. This summer Lauren is excited to learn about how a parliamentary office works, democratic institutions outside the United States, and the future of the European Union. Originally from Whittier, California, Lauren enjoys soaking up the rare days of Massachusetts sunshine, spending time with friends, and trying new restaurants throughout Boston.

Jillian Sharples

Partnership for Public Service
Washington, D.C.

Jillian Sharples is a rising Junior in Kirkland House studying Philosophy and Social Studies. Outside of academics, she spends her time as a cadet in Army ROTC, a tutor for the Cambridge After School Program, and works as a DJ for the Harvard Student Radio Station. Jillian intends to pursue her passion for ethics by starting an Ethics Bowl team on campus next fall. Some of her passions include animals, traveling, and piano. After spending the past semester studying abroad in Paris, Jillian is looking forward to interning with the Partnership for Public Service this summer.

Beatrice Farb

Peace Corps
Washington, D.C.

Beatrice Farb is a rising junior in Mather House studying Applied Math. Outside of school, she works as a case manager at Y2Y, Harvard’s student-run youth homeless shelter. Beatrice is looking forward to learning about public service and government in DC at Peace Corps this summer!

Molly McCafferty

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Pittsburgh, PA

Molly McCafferty is a rising junior in Lowell House from Cleveland, Ohio. She studies American History and Literature and plans on pursuing a secondary in Anthropology. Molly is a Faculty of Arts and Sciences Administration reporter for The Harvard Crimson. Last summer, she taught English as a Second Language in Boston. She is looking forward to reporting for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this summer.

Jonah Berger

Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Pittsburgh, PA

Jonah Berger is a rising junior in Cabot House from Pittsburgh. He is studying economics with a secondary in history at Harvard and covers the faculty administration for The Crimson. In his free time, Jonah enjoys running, playing piano, and reading. He is excited to be spending the summer writing for the business section at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Hank Sparks

Precision Strategies
Washington, D.C.

Hank Sparks is a rising junior at Harvard College from Colorado Springs, CO. On campus, Hank serves as the President of the Harvard College Democrats, the school's largest partisan political group. Outside of the partisan arena, Hank is a senior staffer at Harvard Model Congress conferences in Dubai, Singapore, and Boston as well as a campus historical tour guide. When he's not on Twitter, Hank enjoys bagels, longform articles, and language learning. Hank studies government and resides in Pforzheimer House.

Maya Almoussa

Prolepsis
Athens, Greece

Maya AlMoussa is a rising junior in Quincy House from Pennsylvania, studying Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, Maya is a Co-Founder and Education Committee Leader for the Harvard Undergraduate UNICEF Club, Associate Director of Harvard ARTZ at PBHA, and plays on the Ultimate Frisbee team. Outside of extracurriculars, Maya is an intern at the Graduate School of Education managing the Usable Knowledge pedagogical platform, which aims to connect Arabic and English-speaking educators. In her spare time, you’ll find her telling others about cool scientific topics, biking by the Charles, or hanging out with friends. Maya is very excited to work at Prolepsis this summer and to learn about the different facets of global health and how the field is approached internationally.

Maya Jenkins

Public Defenders Service for the District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.

Maya is a Sophomore concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in English. A Montclair, New Jersey native, Maya is passionate about issues of racial and economic justice and the transformative power of the political process. She currently serves as the Vice President of the Institute of Politics, and has loved every minute of it! Maya is also a news correspondent for WHRB Cambridge, helps to run congressional simulations as a part of Harvard Model Congress, and works as a tutor at the Harvard College Writing Center. She is incredibly excited to work this summer as an investigative intern at the Public Defenders Service of DC. Upholding values of justice and fairness are of utmost importance to Maya, and she looks forward to doing that work this summer.
 

Cameron Zahner

Red Sox Foundation
Boston, MA

Cameron Zahner is a rising junior in Adams House from Melrose, Massachusetts. He is an Economics concentrator and plans to pursue a Spanish Language citation. On campus, Cam is the captain of the Hoopsters Club Basketball team and a volunteer for PBHA's Mission Hill After School Program. He is also training to become a leader for Harvard's Freshman Outdoor Program. This summer, Cam will be pursuing his passion for youth engagement in sports as an intern for the Red Sox Foundation.

Grace Bannister

Republican Governors Association
Washington, D.C.

Grace is a rising junior at Harvard College where she studies Government and lives in Quincy House. Originally from the small town of Logan, West Virginia, Grace joined the IOP her freshman fall as a member of the Harvard Political Union. While remaining a dedicated member of the HPU, Grace has also served as the Director of Online Communications for the Fellows and Study Groups Program, an IOP Organizer for Freshman Engagement, and a liaison for Spring 2018 Fellow, Scott Jennings. Currently, she serves as the IOP Communications Director and a member of the IOP Executive Team. Outside of the IOP, Grace also serves as the Vice President of Harvard Republican Club, a senior staffer for both of Harvard’s Boston-based Model UN Conferences, and Vice President of Harvard’s NeW Chapter. Grace is incredibly excited to be interning with the Republican Governors’ Association this summer.

Justin McMahan

RISE
Washington, D.C.

Justin McMahan is a rising junior in Adams House from Arlington, Virginia. He is pursuing a joint concentration in Social Studies and African American Studies, with a particular focus in African American political thought. At Harvard, he volunteers at the Small Claims Advisory Service and is a member of the Policy and Publicity Committee of the Harvard College Democrats. Off campus, he works at Blue Haven Initiative where helps run their youth civic engagement programs. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching movies, and cooking. This summer, he is thrilled to work in Washington, D.C. with RISE.

Adelle Goldenberg

Robin Hood Foundation
New York City, NY

Adelle Goldenberg is a rising junior in Dunster House from Brooklyn, New York. She concentrates in Philosophy, and has particular interests in the fields of existentialism, feminist philosophy, and philosophy of religion. On campus, she is a Student Mental Health Liaison, a board member of Harvard College Students for Scholars at Risk, and the merchandise chair on Dunster’s House Committee. In her free time, she enjoys catching up with friends in the dining hall and watching the sun set over the Charles River. This summer, she is delighted to be joining the Robin Hood Foundation in its mission to fight poverty in New York City.

Alex Greenberg

Sanctuary for Families
New York City, NY

Alex Greenberg is a rising junior in Currier House from New York City. He is concentrating in Government and is involved in a range of public service initiatives on campus. Alex is a work group leader for the Small Claims Advisory Service and volunteers as a tutor at the Judge Connelly Youth Center through the Harvard Organization for Prison Education and Advocacy (HOPE). Additionally, Alex coordinates a letter exchange program between Harvard undergraduates and people currently serving time in solitary confinement. This summer, Alex is looking forward to pursuing his passion for public-interest law at Sanctuary For Families, an organization committed to representing survivors of gender violence in New York.

Jessica Williams

Social Finance
Boston, MA

Jessica Williams is a rising senior in Leverett House studying Economics with a secondary in Education studies. The Norfolk, Virginia native is also the captain of the Varsity Sailing Team at the college and enjoys spending time on the water with her teammates. She is interested in the intersection of development, human rights, and business in the US and around the world. Last summer, Jessica worked for Directorio Legislativo in Buenos Aires, Argentina to improve transparency in Argentina's Congress. Previously, she reported for her hometown's business journal. She is looking forward to building on her experience in development and transparency with the communications team at Social Finance this summer.

Ruth Hailu

STAT
Boston, MA

Ruth Hailu is a rising junior in Adams House from Omaha, Nebraska. She is concentrating in History and Science. On campus, she is a staff writer for the Harvard Crimson, a Peer Advising Fellow, and a tour guide for the Admissions office. She also volunteers with Y2Y and is a member of CARE (Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators) and is also excited to train to become a peer counselor for Indigo in the upcoming semester. This summer, she is excited to combine her interests in journalism and medicine through her work with STAT News and looks forward to learning more about this exciting field of journalism!

Noah Secondo

State Senator Eric Lesser - MA
Boston, MA

Noah Secondo is a rising sophomore in Dunster House from East Longmeadow, MA. As a prospective joint concentrator in History & Literature and Romance Languages & Literatures, he is interested in the intersection of politics, language, and literature. He serves as the treasurer of the Harvard College Democrats and as an editor on The Crimson’s Editorial Board. Over this past winter, Noah worked as a Hometown Recruiter for the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative. Over the summer, he looks forward to working with his community while learning about policy on Beacon Hill.

Gayatri Balasubramanian

Sunlight Foundation
Washington, D.C.

Gayatri Balasubramanian is a rising Junior in Quincy House studying Computer Science with a secondary in Government. She is interested in national security, particularly cyber security, and her favorite class thus far is computer hardware. At Harvard, she crews on the Sailing Team and trains with Army ROTC. In her spare time, Gayatri takes black and white photos, hangs out in nature, and tries to comprehend Sanatana Dharma hoping to succeed at applying it to her everyday life.

Tyler Lott

Targeted Victory
Washington, D.C.

Tyler is a rising senior in Winthrop House from Mobile, Alabama. He is studying History with a secondary in Economics. On campus he is active in the Institute of Politics where he liaised for Fellows Scott Jennings and Congressman Joe Heck. This summer he is excited to work with the Political Team at Targeted Victory.

James Young

The Michigan House of Representatives
Lansing, MI

James Young is a rising sophomore in Dunster House from Lake City, Michigan. He plans on concentrating in Bioengineering. On campus, he is involved in the IOP’s Campaigns and Advocacy Program and plays trombone in the Harvard University Band. This summer, he is excited to be working with Representative Daire Rendon at the Michigan House of Representatives. James will spend time learning policy procedures at the capitol, as well as serving the needs of the constituents that comprise the 103rd House District in Northern Michigan.

Madeleine Joung

TIME Magazine
Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Joung is a rising senior in Cabot House, concentrating in English and pursuing a secondary in Government. As a staff writer for the magazine of The Harvard Crimson, she has reported on a prison education program and interviewed 2020 presidential candidates. At the IOP, she served as a student liaison for resident fellow Margaret Talev. She has also written for MemoryWell under the mentorship of Michael Alison Chandler, and assisted with editing and research for the memoir "Getting to Zero: A Doctor and a Diplomat on the Ebola Frontline".

Eric (Ricky) Li

Tobin Project
Boston, MA

Ricky Li is a rising junior in Winthrop House from Okemos, Michigan. He is pursuing a concentration in Mathematics with a secondary in Economics. Outside of class, Ricky serves as the co-Vice President of Harvard College Bowl and the PBHA liason of CHANCE, a SAT tutoring program for Cambridge-area high school students. He is also a member of the IOP’s Economic Policy Program and a tutor for Ec10’s Unit Review Program. This summer, Ricky is excited to help advance The Tobin Project’s critical mission of fostering innovative scholarship in the social sciences, and he looks forward to further exploring his interests in the economics of inequality.

JuHye Mun

Trilogy Interactive
San Francisco, CA

JuHye Mun is a rising sophomore in Leverett House from Davis, California. She plans on studying Computer Science with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration and Rights. On campus, JuHye is heavily involved in the arts. She serves as a stage manager and Social Chair on the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra board where she plays violin, and is on the production team for two musicals next semester. She is also part of the Harvard College Radio and upcoming songwriting association. Outside of music, JuHye can be found working at as a CS50 Course Assistant or at the circulation desk in Widener Library. JuHye aspires to use technology to create positive changes within the realms of social issues, so she is extremely excited to explore digital campaigning in progressive politics with Trilogy Interactive this summer!

Ella Michaels

TurboVote
New York City, NY

Ella Michaels is a rising sophomore from Los Angeles, California planning to concentrate in Social Studies. She teaches with CIVICS, a joint project of the IOP and the Phillips Brooks House Association that provides weekly civics classes to fifth-graders in the Boston area. Outside of the IOP, she is a member of the Harvard College Consulting Group and competes with the Debating Union. She is also on the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter’s Street Team which works weekly shifts distributing food, supplies, and other resources to people experiencing homelessness in Cambridge. She looks forward to promoting voter engagement and exploring the intersection of public policy, service, and technology and with TurboVote this summer.

James Mathew

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Washington, D.C.

James Mathew is a rising junior in Mather House from Hinsdale, IL. He concentrates in Sociology with a secondary in Global Health & Health Policy. Primarily interested in law, public health and social entrepreneurship, James is an intern at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, president of 21 Colorful Crimson, and Chief of Inclusion & Belonging on the Undergraduate Council Executive Cabinet. Last summer, he interned at the National Minority Quality Forum in Washington D.C., a nonprofit organization committed to improving the health outcomes of minority populations. This summer, he is honored to be working at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Miela Foster

U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
Washington, D.C.

A rising junior in Mather House, Miela is from Ann Arbor, Michigan. At the college she studies Statistics, and is on the data science track. In her two years she has served on the board of the Association of Black Harvard Women, worked as a manager at Harvard Student Agencies (the largest student-run business), been a part of various International conference organizing group and various finance clubs. In her free time she enjoys spending exploring unique coffee shops, and writing poetry. She is extremely thrilled to have the opportunity to work for the Risk sector in the TSA office and further develop her computer science skills.

Kate Krolicki

U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C.

Kate is a resident of Leverett House and a member of the Class of 2020 concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics. She is originally from Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Kate is an Air Force ROTC Cadet and will commission as a 2nd Lt in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation. At the college, she is involved in leadership of many other political groups and currently serves as a Co-Chair of the IOP Fellows and Study Group program. She's excited to explore her interests in domestic policy and international relations at the Department of State this summer in the Legislative Affairs Bureau.

Amelia Apgar

U.S. Department of State, Office of Global Women's Issues
Washington, D.C.

Amelia is a Class of 2020 Leverett House resident concentrating in Government with a language citation in French. Originally from New Jersey, Amelia has been passionate about women’s rights and gender equality all throughout her academic career. At the College, she is involved in various student programs and currently serves as the Chair of the Women's Initiative in Leadership at the IOP. This summer, Amelia is excited to continue pursuing her passion for gender equality on a more global scale with the State Department.

Matthew Keating

U.S. Department of States - Office of the Secretary (Crisis Management Unit)
Washington, D.C.

Matthew is a rising senior in Eliot House concentrating in Government with a focus on international relations. Originally from Maryland, Matthew has made the Institute of Politics his home at Harvard, participating in multiple programs and serving on the organization's Executive Board. Outside of the IOP, he conducts research on American foreign policy and human rights strategy at the Kennedy School. During his sophomore summer, Matthew interned in the Public Affairs division of the United States Embassy in Paris, and is excited to return to the State Department this summer as an intern at headquarters in Washington.

Reem Omer

U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Washington, D.C.

Reem Omer is a rising senior in Winthrop House originally from Davis, California. She is interested in health care policy and socioeconomic determinants of health. She is pursuing a degree in History and Science with a Secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, she is a research assistant at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a staff writer for the Harvard International Review. She has also served on the board of the Harvard African Students Association, the Black Health Matters Conference, and Harvard College Scientista. Reem is excited to work as a health policy intern with the US Senate Committee on Healthcare, Education, Labor, and Pensions this summer!

Alexandra Norris

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

Alexandra Norris is a rising junior in Cabot House from Nashua, New Hampshire. She is concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics. At Harvard, she is an orientation leader for the Freshman Outdoors Program (FOP), is involved in the IOP in the CIVICS program, and has staffed many Harvard Model Congress conferences. Last summer Alexandra worked for the Suffolk County, MA District Attorney's office. Alexandra is beyond excited to be working in D.C. this summer for her home senator!

Amanda Flores

U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ)
Washington, D.C.

Amanda Flores is a rising senior in Currier House from Phoenix, Arizona. She is pursuing a degree in Government with a secondary in Educational Studies and a language citation in Spanish. Within the field of government, her interests include international relations, national security, constitutional law, and education policy. On campus, Amanda is involved in the Undergraduate Council, the Latina Empowerment and Development Conference, the Ivy Council, Harvard Cheerleading, and is a Peer Advising Fellow for first year students. During the spring 2019 semester, Amanda studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain researching independence movements, regional autonomy, nationalism, education policy, and EU politics. Amanda, an avid supporter of her home state, is looking forward to working with on Capitol Hill with her Senators to improve the lives of those in her community back home.

Ching Sullivan

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
New York City, NY

Ching Sullivan is a rising Senior in Winthrop House, originally from Birmingham, Alabama. She studies Government, with a Secondary in East Asian Studies and Language Citation in Mandarin Chinese. On campus, Ching serves as an Executive Director of the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations and PBHA’s Small Claims Advisory Service. In her free time, Ching loves traveling, dancing, and trying new coffee shops. As an aspiring policymaker and humanitarian, she’s extremely excited to be working at UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, this summer.

Diego Navarrete

United States Conference of Mayors
Washington, D.C.

Diego Navarrete is a rising junior living in Pforzheimer House from Detroit, Michigan. He is pursuing a concentration in Government with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, & Rights. Diego serves as the Co-Director for Act On a Dream, works for the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, and is a Peer Advising Fellow. He has been an active organizer around immigrant issues, education justice, and political mobilization within the Latinx community. Last summer, he worked for the mayor’s office in Detroit and discovered a passion for local politics. Diego is excited to intern for the US Conference of Mayors this summer, where he will work with the nation’s mayors to address the most pressing issues facing American cities.

Sergine Cindy Zeufack

World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Sergine Cindy Zeufack is a rising senior in Pforzheimer House from Cameroon and Rockville, Maryland. She is concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Social Anthropology, and a language citation in Chinese. On campus, she serves as the President of the Kuumba Singers of Harvard College. She is also involved with the Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers, volunteers with Health Leads, and acts as a Peer Advising Fellow. In her free time, she enjoys photography and baking. This summer, she is excited to pursue her interests in patient-centered care through her work with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Patient Safety and Risk Management Unit and looks forward to learning more about international health policy and improving health outcomes in her own communities.​