2020 Director's Interns

Tony Shu

Breaktime, Boston, MA

Tony Shu is a rising senior at Harvard College studying a special concentration in Housing and Urban Innovation. He is the co-founder of Breaktime, a social enterprise that launches the careers of young adults experiencing homelessness through employment and empowerment. Breaktime’s specific niche is as a transitional employer between preliminary training programs and the broader workforce. Breaktime gives young adults experiencing homelessness a stepping stone of hands-on work experience with supplemental vocational training and one-on-one career mentorship to nurture universally applicable hard and soft skills and launch their careers. At Harvard, Tony is also a Cheng Social Innovation Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and an Undergraduate Technology Innovation Fellow (Roberts Family Fellow) at the Harvard Business School and Harvard Paulson School of Engineering.

Tauheed Islam

270 Strategies, Washington, D.C.

Tauheed Islam is a rising senior in the best upperclassmen house on campus (Cabot). He is from Atlanta, GA and his family is originally from Bangladesh. He studies Government with a secondary in Theater, Dance & Media. On campus, Tauheed is involved in the Citizenship Tutoring program at the Institute of Politics and on the executive board for Primus, Harvard's first-generation and low-income student organization. He also founded the Bangladesh Association of Students at Harvard and is heavily involved in House life and spirit. This summer, Tauheed is very excited to be working with 270 Strategies to learn about how to directly engage and mobilize people for progressive campaigns, companies, and causes.

Harper Oreck

ACLU of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Harper Oreck is a rising sophomore in Eliot House planning to concentrate in Social Studies and English. On campus, she enjoys hosting a show on the college radio station, competing with the Debating Union, and writing for the Crimson. She is also involved with the Harvard Advocate and is currently the legislative director for the Harvard College Democrats. She is passionate about social justice and interested in the intersection of law and activism, so she is excited to work with the Southern California ACLU’s Jails Project this summer.

Abel Berhan

Advancement Project, Washington, D.C.

Abel Berhan is a rising junior in Cabot House, originally from Seattle, Washington. He is studying Sociology with a secondary in African-American Studies. On campus, he currently serves as the Harvard Black Men’s Forum Vice President and is passionate about fostering a community among black men on campus. He has also been involved with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau as an intern and is a Policy Corp member for the Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America (LEDA) off campus. In his spare time, he enjoys photography and spoken word poetry. This summer, Abel is extremely excited to be working at the Advancement Project in order to tackle issues that are pertinent to marginalized communities, such as voting rights and education inequality.

Owen Niles

Ameelio, New Haven, CT

Owen, originally from Arlington, Massachusetts, is a rising senior in Dunster House. He is pursuing a joint concentration in Computer Science and Philosophy and a language citation in German. He spends most of his time on campus rowing for the Men's Lightweight Crew team and tries to find time to go rock climbing at QRAC when he can. This summer, Owen is excited for the opportunity to use his technical knowledge to make a positive impact on society with Ameelio.

Christine Li

American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative, Washington D.C.

Christine Li is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from Nashville, Tennessee. Currently, she is planning on concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Government from the college. On campus, you can find her analyzing polling data with the Harvard Public Opinion Project, citizenship tutoring with the Phillips Brooks House Association, running conferences with Harvard Model Congress, or traveling with Harvard's Model United Nations team. This summer, she is extremely excited to be working with the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative. She is excited to learn about justice promotion efforts around the world while combining her interests of international development, law, and advocacy.

Benjamin Simon

American Enterprise Institute, Washington D.C.

Ben Simon is a rising senior in Quincy House pursuing a joint concentration in Comparative Religion and Government and a secondary in Computer Science. Hailing from Newton, Massachusetts, Ben transferred earlier this year from Stanford. He currently serves as a representative on the Undergraduate Council (UC) and as the Vice President of Community Relations at the Harvard Hillel Steering Committee. In addition, Ben is a volunteer teacher for the IOP CIVICS Program, a member of the Harvard Din & Tonics, and a founding editor of Emet, Harvard's Undergraduate Journal of Jewish Thought. This summer, he is thrilled to work under the guidance of Dr. Yuval Levin to study the history of American political institutions.

Vincent Pan

American Red Cross, Washington D.C.

Vincent Pan is a rising Junior in Eliot House from Las Vegas, Nevada. At Harvard, he is studying Statistics and Theater, Dance, Media with a secondary in Chemistry. On Campus, Vincent is a Peer Advising Fellow (PAF) for first-year students and a Calculus Course Assistant. He has been involved with Harvard-Radcliffe Drama Club and Asian Student Arts Project, a group that works to increase Asian American representation in theatre. This summer, Vincent is excited to work with the Red Cross as part of their Disaster Workforce Engagement Team.

Rena Cohen

Americans for the Arts, Washington D.C.

Rena Cohen is a rising junior in Cabot House studying Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a secondary in Statistics. At Harvard, she dedicates much of her time to vocal music, singing as a Choral Fellow with the Harvard University Choir and music directing the Radcliffe Pitches, a jazz a cappella group. She also works as a student receptionist at the Harvard Art Museum and has interned for the Boston Camerata, a leading early music ensemble in the Boston area. Rena hopes to pursue a career in arts administration, with the goal of making cultural institutions more equitable, educational, and engaging for the general public. As an intern for Americans for the Arts, she hopes to learn how to channel her personal appreciation for the arts towards policy research and advocacy efforts on a macro scale.

Noah Zunker

Andy Brown and Associates, PLLC, Austin, TX

Noah Zunker is a rising Senior in Mather House from Round Rock, Texas. He is concentrating in Government with a secondary in Astronomy. On campus, he is involved with Mather HoCo and participated in the IOP through CAP and PRE. During his sophomore fall, Noah took a semester off in order to continue his summer job on the Beto for Senate campaign as an Advance Coordinator. Noah believes in hope, equality, and the American Dream and hopes to use his Harvard education to help make the world a better place. This summer, Noah is excited to work for a local law firm to learn how to make that change in his own community.

Jacob Heberle

Appleseed Center (Hometown Director's Internship), Honolulu HI

Jacob Heberle is a rising junior in Pforzheimer House from Honolulu, Hawaii. He is pursuing a joint concentration in Government and East Asian Studies. On campus, he serves as the President of the Hawaii Club, the Senior Multimedia Editor of the Harvard Political Review, and is involved in the Harvard College Japan Initiative. He has previously interned for Senator Mazie Hirono and has a keen interest in Asia-Pacific foreign policy. This summer, Jacob is excited to be working for the Hawaii Appleseed Center and to research equitable housing policy for the Hawaii Legislature.

Luke Albert

Arizona Democratic Party

Luke Albert is a sophomore at Harvard College studying Government with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. Luke was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where he attended Casady School for K-12 education. In his time at Casady, Luke competed on the football team, played as principal chair in the Bass section of the orchestra, won state championships on the Science Olympiad team, and served as Student Body President. From an early age, Luke grew up around politics and developed a strong passion for public service, getting involved with voter engagement as a freshman in high school. Luke's time at Harvard College has been marked by amazing opportunities, a lot of campaign work, and helping lead Harvard University's voter engagement efforts in the Harvard Votes Challenge.

Derrick Ochiagha

Assemblyman Michael Blake - NY, New York City, NY

Derrick Ochiagha is a rising junior in Mather House, originally from New York City. He is studying Government with a secondary in Economics. On campus, he currently serves as a Diversity Peer Educator and is passionate about uplifting student voices to create tangible change! He has also been involved with the Harvard College Democrats, serving on the campaigns committee, and is the current president and co-director of the Harvard College Film Festival. This summer, Derrick is excited to be working at the offices of Assemblyman Michael Blake.

Georgiy Kent

Atlantic Council, Washington D.C.

Georgiy Kent is a rising Junior in Winthrop House pursuing a joint concentration in Social Studies and Slavic Languages and Literatures. He is involved with the Harvard Pops Orchestra, the Lowell House Society of Russian Bell Ringers, and Harvards UNA-USA chapter. Having grown up in Thailand, Ukraine, and the U.S., Georgiy is passionate about international issues. Georgiy is passionate about human rights issues, particularly in Russian occupied Crimea. He loves to travel, meet new people, and experience different cultures. Georgiy likes Ice Hockey and Baseball and he supports Boston teams.

Chiamaka Obilo

Baltimore Votes, Baltimore, MD

Chiamaka Obilo is a rising senior in Kirkland House, originally from Boston, MA. She is studying Human Developmental & Regenerative Biology with a secondary in Anthropology and a language citation in Arabic. Outside of academics, she serves as the Vice President of the Phillips Brooks House Association. She's also an EMT with Harvard Crimson EMS, an Indigo peer counselor, the BIOME Director of the Harvard Premedical Society, and the Partnerships Chair at the IOP's JFK Jr. Forum Committee. She enjoys volunteering with youth in Boston's South End neighborhood, which is her home community. Chiamaka looks forward to utilizing her community organizing and research skills at Baltimore Votes this summer.

Alec Fischthal

Biden for President

Alec Fischthal is a rising Senior living in Kirkland House from North Woodmere, New York. He concentrates in History with a secondary in Government and a citation in French. On campus, Alec currently serves as Executive Director of Harvard College for Biden and is passionate about engaging with politics in order to advocate for change. He has also been involved with the Harvard International Relations Council, where he served as Head Delegate for Harvard's nationally-ranked Intercollegiate Model United Nations team. This summer, Alec is excited to work as an Organizing Fellow on the Biden for President campaign, talking to voters across the country and helping to elect Vice President Joe Biden to the presidency.

Hoda Abdalla

Black Girls Vote, Baltimore, MD

Hoda Abdalla is a rising sophomore in Kirkland house from Lexington, South Carolina. She plans on pursuing a concentration in Government with a secondary in Social Anthropology. She is the incoming Political Action Chair for the Association of Black Harvard Women and mentors with the Alberta V. Scott Leadership Academy. Hoda has also been involved with the Institute of Politics and is a consultant with Harvard Undergraduate Political Consulting. She is looking forward to exploring her interest in grassroots organizing this summer while advancing the mission of Black Girls Vote by empowering black women to activate their voices in politics.

Lynn Yeboah

Black Voters Matter Fund, Atlanta, GA

Lynn Yeboah is a rising sophomore from Newark, New Jersey. She plans on pursuing a concentration in African American Studies. At Harvard, she is a varsity policy debater on The Harvard Debate Council as well as a member of the Black Students Association and Association of Black Harvard Women. This summer she is excited to be interning at the Black Voters Matter Fund. She is very passionate in helping her community and is glad this internship gives her the opportunity to do so.

Anthony Grassi

Boston Planning and Development Agency, Boston, MA

Anthony is a rising sophomore in Quincy House likely concentrating in Social Studies eager to examine urban economic policies. He is a proud life-long Cantabrigian. He is very involved in the Y2Y and Harvard Square homeless shelters and enjoys playing Soccer in his free time. Anthony is excited to work for the BPDA this summer at the intersection of socio-economics and public policy in his local community.

Marisela Lozada

C5 Georgia Youth Foundation, Atlanta, GA

Marisela Lozada is a rising junior in Currier House from Atlanta, Georgia. She is concentrating in Human Evolutionary Biology. On campus, Marisela serves on board for Harvard-Radcliffe RAZA and the Harvard Chicanx Conference, and she served previously on the East Coast Chicanx Student Forum. She also volunteers and is active with Y2Y, MEDLIFE, an ASK (Advocating for Success for Kids). Apart from being a past student, Marisela has worked with C5 Georgia during their summer camp programming as a counselor. She is excited to return to C5, a community organization that has gone above and beyond for her and other students, as an intern for their virtual summer programming.

Adiah Price-Tucker

Center for American Progress, Washington D.C.

Adiah Price-Tucker is a rising junior in Lowell House from Norwalk, Connecticut. She is concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in Education Studies. On campus, she serves as the Political Action Chair of the Generational African American Students' Association and has volunteered with the Franklin After School Enrichment Program, a free after school program for low-income students in Dorchester. She was also a member of the IOP's Criminal Justice Policy Program this past school year, where she discovered a passion for policy research and design. She is honored and excited to bring this passion to the Center for American Progress and contribute to their mission of making the United States a more equitable and just place for all.

Marissa Joseph

Center for Civic Innovation, Atlanta, GA

Marissa Joseph is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House from Atlanta, Georgia. She plans to pursue a concentration in History and Literature. On-campus, she is the incoming Special Events Chair for the Association of Black Harvard Women and previously served as a first-year representative. She has also been involved with the Institute of Politics Fellows and Study Groups Program and served as a liaison for Deesha Dyer. She is excited to return home to Atlanta this summer and exploring her passion for public service with the Center for Civic Innovation.

Raymond Song

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, Arlington, VA

Raymond Song is a rising senior in Cabot House, originally from Beijing, China. He is studying Environmental Science and Public Policy with a secondary in Government. On campus, he is involved with the Harvard College China Forum, directs the conference programming and speaker outreach of the largest student-run U.S.-China conference in North America. He is also research assistant at the Harvard Belfer Center, focusing on international climate change negotiations. He is excited to further his passion for climate and energy policy with the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions this summer.

Nidal Morrison

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington D.C.

Nidal is a rising sophomore from Princeton, New Jersey. At Harvard, she hopes to concentrate in History with a Secondary in Government. Outside of academics, she writes for both The Harvard Political Review and The Harvard International Review. She is excited to explore her passion for international relations and national security through her remote internship with The Center for Strategic and International Studies

Braeden Foldenauer

Children's Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.

Braeden is a rising senior from Mississippi studying government and education. At Harvard, he serves as the vice president of Primus (the College’s first-generation, low-income student union), as a voting member and steering committee member for the Harvard College Honor Council (a student-faculty committee for academic integrity), and as senior student ambassador for the Advanced Leadership Initiative. In his spare time, Braeden enjoys weightlifting, gushing about Mississippi, and binge-watching sketch comedy. He is excited to be joining the child poverty policy team with the Children's Defense Fund!

Christian Browder

Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

Christian Browder is a rising sophomore in Eliot House from Durant, Oklahoma. At Harvard, he plans on studying a joint concentration in Social Studies and Philosophy. Outside of the classroom, Christian is a writer for the Harvard Political Review, a member of the IOP, and engages in community-service activities. This Summer, he is excited to work with the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma to increase educational outreach to historically impoverished regions in his home state. He hopes to pursue a career that involves his passions for education, ethics, and public policy.

Michelle Zhang

Civic Alliance

Michelle is a rising senior studying economics with a secondary in psychology. She is originally from Battle Creek, Michigan, but is now a proud resident of Pforzheimer House. So proud, in fact, that she is Co-Social Chair for the PfoHoCo. On campus, she is also the Director of Communications for the Harvard Votes Challenge, a non-partisan, student-led organization striving to reach 100% voter participation at Harvard by lowering barriers to voting, creating and sharing resources, and making voting a celebration on campus! She's looking forward channeling her passion for voting and civic engagement into her work with Civic Alliance.

Sharon Tang

Civic Nation, Washington D.C.

Sharon Tang is a rising sophomore in Adams House, originally from Glastonbury, Connecticut. At Harvard, she is concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Government. Outside of academics, Sharon is heavily involved in the International Relations Council and is a research assistant at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. She also is an active member of the Business Board of The Harvard Crimson, directs various Model United Nations conferences, and helps chair committees with Harvard Model Congress. This summer, Sharon is excited to be working at Civic Nation to help further push gender equality, especially during these pressing times.

Kaylee Cornelius

Climate XChange, Boston, MA

Kaylee Cornelius is a rising sophomore in Leverett House from Decatur, GA. She plans on concentrating in Electrical Engineering with a secondary in Energy and Environment. On campus, she is an incoming NSBE Senator for the Harvard Society of Black Scientists and Engineers. She is also involved with the Harvard Chapter of Engineers Without Borders and the club golf team. Kaylee is passionate about promoting the increase of women and minority representation in STEM spaces, and enjoys knitting in her free time. She is excited to learn more about climate action with Climate XChange’s State Carbon Pricing Network this summer.

Sahar Mohammadzadeh

CNN Fareed Zakaria, Washington D.C.

Sahar Mohammadzadeh is a rising junior in Mather House studying Government. She is heavily involved with the Institute of Politics, serving as the Director of Communications and an Executive Team member. Outside of Harvard, Sahar is one of four students selected internationally by National Geographic as a Young Explorer, researching international youth-led movements. She also serves on the Postsecondary Value Commission for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is excited to serve as an intern for Fareed Zakaria GPS and to explore the intersection of political science and media this summer.

Sarida Morejon

Colorado Democratic Party

Sarida Morejon is a rising sophomore in Cabot House from Austin, TX. She is planning on concentrating on Human Evolutionary Biology with a secondary in History and a citation in Spanish. On campus, she is involved in Candela Latin Dance Troupe, Room 13 Peer Counseling, and WHRB. In the past, Sarida has worked with the Harvard Admissions Office Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program and has volunteered with PBHA and Jolt Texas. She is excited to work with the Colorado Democratic Party to increase Latinx outreach and encourage participation in local politics.

Benjamin Bryant

Committee to Elect Jesse Mermell, MA

Benjamin Bryant is a rising junior in Dunster House, completing a joint concentration in Social Studies and Philosophy. Originally from Brookline, MA, Ben is very passionate about public policy concerns, particularly Education, Criminal Justice Reform, Affordable Housing, and Health Care. Outside of the classroom, Ben has been a long time member of the Institute of Politics' Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) Program, as well as a weekly volunteer at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. Ben also competes on Harvard's varsity men's soccer team, serving as the team's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representative. Having done some limited canvasing in the past, Ben's very eager to learn more about how a local campaign operates and help send Jesse to Washington!

Araoluwa Omotowa

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Washington D.C.

Araoluwa "Ara" Omotowa is a rising junior in Mather House from Idaho Falls, Idaho studying Government with a secondary in Global Health, Health Policy and citation in Mandarin Chinese. On campus, she has served as a First-Year Representative and the Political Action Chair for the Association of Black Harvard Women. Currently, she sits on IOP SAC as the Director of Diversity and Outreach. She has worked as a Research Assistant at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and is a Front Desk Attendant at the Student Oasis. This summer, Ara will be an Emerging Leaders Intern with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation in Washington, D.C., providing administrative assistance for a specific Congressional office and the Foundation as a whole.

Salma Elsayed

Congressional Campaign 2020

Salma is a rising sophomore in Dunster House from Queens, New York. She plans to pursue a concentration in Social Studies with a citation in Arabic. At Harvard, Salma serves as a supervisor at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, an intern for the Office of Diversity Education and Support, an Editorial editor for the Harvard Crimson, and an organizer with the Student Labor Action Movement. Last summer, she was as an Opinion intern for the New York Times. She is passionate about education reform, labor organizing, and racial justice. Salma is excited to explore her passion for progressive politics working on a Democratic congressional campaign this summer.

Orlee Marini-Rapoport

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

Orlee Marini-Rapoport is a rising sophomore in Adams House from Northampton, Massachusetts. She plans on concentrating in History & Literature on the American Studies track. She is also interested in gender studies, Latin and translation theory, and legal anthropology. On campus, she is a member of the Harvard College Honor Council, an Editor on the Editorial Board of the Harvard Crimson, and an assistant at Widener Library. This summer, she is thrilled to be interning for the Resources, Science and Industry Division of the Congressional Research Service at the Library of Congress.

Yvette Han

Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX)

Yvette Han is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from Denton, Texas. She intends to concentrate in Economics with a secondary in Government. On campus, she is one of the Co-Culture Chairs for the Korean Association and is an active member of the Asian American Christian Fellowship and the Korean International Student Association. She serves as a Junior Director for Harvard Association for US-China Relations and helps to coordinate conferences to introduce liberal arts education to high school students from abroad. In her free time, Yvette enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, as well as baking. This summer, she looks forward to interning for Congressman Lloyd Doggett and exploring her interests in education, healthcare, and immigration policy.

Josie Abugov

Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights, Boston, MA

My name is Josie Abugov and I’m a rising junior in Kirkland House from Los Angeles. I’m pursuing a joint concentration in Social Studies and The Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality with a Language Citation in Chinese. Outside of class, I’ve been involved in the IOP since my freshmen year through the Fellows and Study Groups Program and the Politics of Race and Ethnicity. I also write for The Crimson Fifteen Minutes Magazine, host a weekly radio show on Harvard Radio Broadcasting, work as a gallery attendant at the Ethelbert Cooper Gallery for African and African-American Art, and served as alumnae representative for the Association of Black Harvard Women. I’m excited to intern for the Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights this summer, and learn more about armed conflict resolution and feminist approaches to building sustainable peace.

Lev Cohen

Cook Political Report, Washington, D.C.

Lev Cohen is a rising junior in Kirkland House from Philadelphia. At Harvard, he is pursuing a concentration in Social Studies. He is the sports comp director for the Harvard Crimson and has also been involved with the Institute of Politics and in the greater Boston community, where he has volunteered as a tutor at the Mission Hill After School Program and as a writing tutor at Snowden International School. He is also a big sports fan and has been involved with the Harvard Sports Analytics Collective. He is excited to have the opportunity to work in election forecasting in a presidential election year.

Tivas Gupta

Council of Economic Advisers, Washington D.C.

Tivas Gupta is a rising sophomore in Pforzheimer House from Chicago, Illinois. He is studying Economics with a secondary in Computer Science, and is very interested in how data science can be used to shape and improve economic policy. Tivas has worked with the Economic Policy Group in the IOP. Outside of the IOP, he is a member of the Harvard College Consulting Group and a editor on the Harvard Economics Review. In his free time, Tivas can be found running along the Charles, playing ultimate frisbee, or spending time with his friends. Tivas is very excited to be working this summer with the Council of Economic Advisers and to learn more about our nation's economy .

Michael Baick

Councilor Joel McAuliffe, Chicopee, MA | Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, MA

Michael Baick is a rising junior in Kirkland House, concentrating in History and Literature with a secondary in Economics. He hails from Longmeadow, Massachusetts, and is excited to spend this summer returning to his Western Mass roots and working for City Councilor Joel McAuliffe. He is passionate about education, and is exploring this interest through an internship at Facing History and Ourselves. When all of this is over, he can't wait to return to singing with the Harvard Glee Club.

Vivian Herbert

Councilor Michelle Wu, Boston, MA

Vivian Herbert is a rising junior in Eliot House concentrating in Social Studies and Romance Languages and Literature. At Harvard, Vivian works with Youth Lead the Change, which organizes international youth leadership conferences through Leadership Institute at Harvard College. She also teaches government classes to fifth-graders in Boston Public Schools through the CIVICS Program at the Institute of Politics, and worked as the undergraduate assistant who oversaw the 2019 First Year Day of Service through the Phillips Brooks House Association. Prior to enrolling at Harvard College, she served as a City Year AmeriCorps Member at the Higginson-Lewis School in Roxbury, Massachusetts. As a lifelong Boston resident, she is passionate about youth engagement, innovative public service, and making both her hometown and the world better places for everyone.

Dominik Bohnet Zurcher

COVID Safe Paths, Cambridge, MA

Dominik Bohnet Zurcher is a rising sophomore, planning on concentrating in Applied Math and pursuing a secondary in Government. Dominik lives in Newton, Massachusetts, though he is originally from Switzerland and grew up bilingually. He attended the German International School Boston which shaped his interest in International Relations and the US - European relationship. At the IOP, Dominik is a regular with the HPU and is looking forward to helping organize the Conference for Newly Elected Members of Congress. Outside the IOP, Dominik is involved with HCCG, Club Swim and multiple dance groups. In his free time, Dominik loves to cook, run and travel.

Evangelos Kassos

CRI Research Collaboratory at INSERM, Paris, France

Evangelos Kassos is a rising sophomore in Quincy House, originally from Karditsa, Greece. He plans to pursue a joint degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Government. On campus, he is a Student Academic Integrity Fellow at Harvard's Honor Council and a Peer Tutor Fellow at the College's Academic Resource Center. He is also the Communications, Outreach, Marketing and Strategy chair of Just Art, an arts festival celebrating social justice created by college students in the greater Boston area. This summer, Evangelos is looking forward to participating in the research endeavors at INSERM's CRI Research Collaboratory to develop affordable and accurate COVID-19 testing that could be run by ordinary people, without any background in medicine or biology. The #CoronaDetective consists of strips of tubes with dry reagents, which could be readily supplied anywhere, without cold-chain dependence. The test runs without complicated equipment and features a simple +/- readout.

Quinn Lewis

Crooked Media, Los Angeles, CA

Quinn Lewis is a rising junior in Currier House from Berkeley, California. At Harvard, she studies Government and conducts research in the Government Department as well at the Harvard Business School with focuses in public health and climate change respectively. On campus, she is the Chair of Programming for the Harvard Student Climate Conference, a proctor for the First Year Arts Program, on the board of the Harvard Undergraduate BGLTQ+ Business Society (HUBBS), and an alum of the IOP’s Women’s Initiative in Leadership (WIL). This summer, she is thrilled to be working for Crooked Media and explore her interests in journalism and politics during a crucial election year.

Emma Berens

Dave Cavell for Congress (MA-04)

Emma Berens is a rising Sophomore in Quincy House from Boston, MA. She plans to study Government on the Tech Science track with a citation in Spanish. On campus, she is involved in Harvard Model Congress, Institute of Politics programs, and has enjoyed working on different campaigns, including Kamala Harris’ Presidential Campaign (Fall 2019). Emma is incredibly excited to serve as a Fellow on the Dave Cavell for Congress (MA-04) Campaign this summer and is particularly looking forward to learning more about effective voter outreach tactics, especially during times of crisis. She also hopes to gain insight into education policy, a field which she eventually plans to further pursue.

Jessica Boutchie

Defender Impact Initiative, Washington D.C.

Jessica Boutchie is a rising senior in Mather House, originally from Danvers, Massachusetts. She is studying Social Studies with a secondary in Women, Gender, and Sexuality and language citations in French and Spanish. On campus, Jess has served as an Associate Managing Editor for the Harvard Political Review, a research assistant for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, a member of the IOP Criminal Justice Policy Commission, a volunteer for the Small Claims Advisory Service, and the Assistant 100th Reunion Manager and Saxophone Section Leader for the Harvard University Band. Jess is particularly interested in criminal justice reform, and spent last summer interning for the Center for Victim Assistance at the Ministry of Justice in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This summer, she looks forward to working with the Defender Impact Initiative on research and policy projects centered on how public defenders and progressive prosecutors can work collaboratively to address mass criminalization and mass incarceration.

Alex Encalada-Stuart

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Alex Encalada-Stuart is a rising junior in Currier House from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is concentrating in Computer Science with a focus on computer systems. On campus, he has been involved in tutoring local elementary and middle school students through PBHA’s Cambridge Afterschool Program. Alex also enjoys singing with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, traveling, and discussing politics. He is excited to learn about political campaigning and organizing this summer with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Raquel Rivera

Democratic Party of Wisconsin

Raquel Rivera is a rising sophomore in Dunster House from San Diego, CA. Her experiences living on the border and her passion for social justice have led her to pursue a concentration in Government with a secondary in Latina/o Studies and a citation in Spanish. On campus, she works as a Diversity Peer Educator. She has also served as a Citizenship Tutor at the Institute of Politics, and is a member of Latinas Unidas, RAZA, Act On A Dream, and Harvard College Democrats. She is extremely excited to work with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin during this election season!

Nosher Ali Khan

District Commisioner's Office, Hunza, Pakistan

Nosher is a rising sophomore from Hunza, Pakistan. On campus, Nosher is involved with the Harvard College Consulting Group, Pakistani Students Association, Harvard Club Field Hockey, and Harvard Cricket Club. Nosher is really excited to help policymakers in his hometown make data-driven policies. In his free time, Nosher loves hiking, boxing, and watching soccer.

Hayden Davis

DNC Office of the Chair, Washington D.C.

Hayden Davis is a rising senior in Lowell House from Lake Stevens, Washington. He studies Government and is pursuing a secondary in Classical Civilizations. On campus, he is an editor for the undergraduate classics journal Persephone. Over the past two summers, he has worked for Senator Maria Cantwell and for the Kansas Democratic Party. He is looking forward to continue supporting the Democratic Party this summer while interning with the DNC's Office of the Chair.

Nathan Zhao

e-Notice

Nathan is a rising sophomore in Lowell House originally from Wayland, Mass. He plans on studying Economics or Statistics with a secondary field in Philosophy. On campus, he's involved in Harvard Model Congress and the innovation, startup and venture capital scene on campus. Nathan also volunteers for the Small Claims Advisory Service and is a Student Director for the Harvard-MIT Coop. Nathan is passionate about journalism, politics, creative writing, and anything involving the great outdoors.

Ethan Lee

Echelon Insights, Washington, D.C.

Ethan Lee is a rising sophomore in Cabot House from Needham, Massachusetts who is planning to study Computer Science and Statistics. At Harvard, he serves on the board of the Harvard Computer Society as one of its Directors of Relations while also pursuing his computer science interests through Datamatch and the Harvard Open Data Project. Additionally, he writes for the Harvard Crimson as its Sciences Division reporter and is involved in the satire publication Satire V. In his free time, he enjoys watching/playing soccer, making music, and reading. This summer, Ethan is excited to work at Echelon Insights and learn about implementing data science to acquire more accurate understandings of public opinion.

Patrick Barham Quesada

Edge Communications, Miami, FL

Patrick is a rising senior studying Government with a secondary focus in Sociology. He's originally from Costa Rica but moved to Miami just before elementary school. During his middle and high school years, his parents took him to rallies, canvassing, and grassroots events where he developed an interest in politics. Since then, he has spent almost every summer interning and volunteering with political offices and campaigns at the local and state level. Outside of school, he works as a Tour Guide with the Harvard Information Center and as a Student Lead with the Harvard Alumni Association. In his free time, he loves biking, watching stand-up comedy, and performing music.

Iman Alshawk

El-Hibri Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Iman Alshawk is a rising sophomore in Winthrop House from Dearborn, Michigan. Iman intends to concentrate in either Biomedical Engineering or Computer Science. At Harvard, she serves as the co-Director of Internal Relations of the Harvard Islamic Society where she organizes social events with the aim of creating a welcoming and inclusive community for all Muslim undergraduates. She also serves as a Peer Tutor Fellow at the Academic Resource Center where she tutors a few introductory calculus courses. Additionally, Iman enjoys being a member of the Society of Arab Students, Women in Computer Science, and FIMRC. This summer, Iman is extremely excited to be working as the Grants Management intern at El-Hibri Foundation. She hopes that this position will allow her to learn more the needs of Muslim organizations around the United States and the role of financial support in advancing inclusion within Muslim American communities.

Ximena Morales

English for New Bostonians, Boston, MA

Ximena Morales is a rising junior in Currier House studying Government. On campus, she currently serves as the co-director of Act On a Dream, an immigration reform and advocacy group, and the director of Campus Outreach of the Harvard College Democrats. She has also been involved with Harvard Undergraduate Political Consulting. This summer, she looks forward to working on a variety of projects for a non-profit that serves the immigrant community in Boston.

Ellie Grueskin

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

Ellie Grueskin is a rising junior in Kirkland House from Westchester, NY. She is concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Statistics. On campus, Ellie serves as a Peer Advising Fellow, writes and designs for Satire V, acts in the Kirkland Drama Society, and manages the Women in Business budget. As a proud New Yorker, she can commonly be found watching Yankee games, referencing Saturday Night Live clips, and eating toasted bagels. This summer, she looks forward to learning more about the intersection of technology, labor economics, and policy at the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security (EOTSS).

Charlotte Berry

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

Charlotte Berry is a rising junior in Dunster House, from Longmeadow, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a joint concentration in Classics and Government with a focus on political theory, and is also interested in data science and history. On campus, she is a member of the Radcliffe Women's Crew Team, and works as a tour guide for Harvard College Admissions & Financial Aid. She is excited to join FEMA this summer and combine her interests in analysis, government administration, and public service.

Isabel Wu

Gender Avenger, New York, NY

Isabel Wu is a rising sophomore in Adams House planning on concentrating in Economics. She is an active member of HAUSCR, Harvard's Association for US-China Relations, where she works in planning engaging conferences for Chinese high school students. She is also a member of CBE, Consulting for Business and the Environment, and AADT, Asian American Dance Troupe. Isabel is excited to engage with her passion in gender issues and advocacy at Gender Avenger!

Remka Nwana

Global Situation Room, Washington D.C.

Remka Nwana is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House pursuing a concentration in economics. On campus, she serves as the Special Events Chair for the Black Students Association as well as the Business Manager for KeyChange, an A Capella group that honors music of the diaspora. She is also a part of Harvard's Crimson Key Society and works as a Peer Tutor Fellow for the Academic Resource Center. In her spare time, she enjoys discussing social injustice and international politics, hanging out with friends, and listening to Beyoncé. Remka is extremely eager to begin her internship with the Global Situation Room to learn more about inclusive economy and public affairs.

Megan Ter Haar

Harvard Votes Challenge/IOP's New Frontier Awards, Cambridge, MA

Megan Ter Haar is a rising sophomore in Mather House from Jenison, Michigan. She plans to concentrate in Statistics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, she is involved with the IOP through Harvard Votes Challenge, National Campaign, and Women's Initiative in Leadership. She is also very involved at WHRB, where she is the director of live shows and music director. She is excited to spend the summer working on civic engagement with Harvard Votes Challenge, and working with the IOP to present the New Frontier Awards. Megan looks forward to learning more about the complexity of civic engagement and voting in the United States.

Anissa Medina

Hawai'i Innocence Project, Honolulu, HI

Anissa Medina is a rising junior in Cabot House concentrating in History and Literature (Ethnic Studies field) with a secondary in Religion. She is originally from Claremont, California and loves spending time outdoors and in the sun. On campus, she is involved with the Cabot House Committee as a Social Chair, works at the desk in Lamont Library, and mentors young men at a local juvenile detention center through HOPE. Anissa has always been passionate about working alongside the incarcerated and is very excited to intern at the Hawai'i Innocence Project this summer.

Jenna Lang

Healthy Buildings Program and T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Jenna Lang is a rising senior in Kirkland House from Boston, MA. She studies Psychology on the Cognitive Neuroscience track and Global Health. In addition to working as a research assistant, she is an active member of the Harvard UNICEF Club, a Peer Advising Fellow (PAF), and is involved with theater on campus. She is excited to be working this summer with the Healthy Buildings Program to gain skills in science communication and promote evidence-based information on COVID-19.

Sanika Mahajan

Healthy London Partnership, London, UK

Sanika Mahajan is a rising senior in Mather House, hailing from Cupertino, CA. She studies Social Studies with a secondary concentration in Global Health/Health Policy. Sanika is deeply involved in gender-based advocacy on campus, serving as Chair of the Women's Cabinet and President of the South Asian Women's Collective, as well as organizing with anti-rape culture group Our Harvard Can Do Better. She spent two years as a representative on the Undergraduate Council, where she was Chair of the Health, Safety and Wellness Committee and worked on mental health programming, sexual assault prevention, and social inclusion. This past semester, she co-founded political advocacy organization Asian Americans for Political Justice, which has thus far focused on combatting COVID-era xenophobia with policy. Sanika loves to dance and has been a choreographer for the large South Asian production, Ghungroo. She is so excited to work with the Healthy London Partnership in mitigating inequities, especially in the face of COVID19!

Abbe Goldstein

Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Philadelphia, PA

Abbe Goldstein is a rising senior in Dunster House from Ambler, Pennsylvania. She is studying Sociology with a secondary in Spanish. On campus, Abbe runs for the varsity Cross-country and Track & Field teams. Additionally, Abbe also volunteers at the Small Claims Advisory Service run through the Phillips Brooks House Association, helping people navigate the Massachusetts small claims court. This summer, she is excited to work at the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society in Philadelphia, an organization which provides low-income immigrants and refugees with humanitarian aid and legal assistance.

Carmen Enrique

Igarapé Institute, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Carmen Enrique is a rising senior at Harvard College from Palma de Mallorca, Spain. She is concentrating in Linguistics with a related field in Classics and a secondary in Comparative Literature. On campus, she is the Vice President of the Harvard Association Cultivating Inter-American Democracy, a Model UN conference for high school students held in Latin America. She has also been an Executive Editor of the Harvard Crimson's blog and interned in the Harvard Office of International Affairs. Carmen looks forward to learning more about citizen security and innovative research methods through working with the Igarapé Institute.

Akhila Yalvigi

Impactual, Washington, D.C.

Akhila Yalvigi is a rising sophomore in Leverett House from Avondale, Pennsylvania. She plans on declaring a concentration in Applied Mathematics/Economics, along with a language citation in Mandarin Chinese. At Harvard, she is involved with the Harvard Public Opinion Project and the Harvard Votes Challenge, both of which allow her to nurture her enthusiasm for amplifying the youth voice in politics today. She serves as the Director of Training and Resources for New Voters, a national nonprofit aiming to providing high school students with the resources and mentorship to run their own voter engagement campaigns. This summer, she will be interning at social impact consulting firm Impactual, where she looks forward to pursuing her passion for civic engagement work and exploring it from new perspectives.

Kevin Ballen

Impactual, Washington, D.C.

Kevin is passionate about transforming the civic state of America. As a rising junior in Currier House, Kevin studies sociology and is the Co-Chair of the Harvard Votes Challenge, which strives towards 100% voter engagement and participation across the University. On Campus, Kevin also tutors at the Writing Center and plans events with the College Events Board. Between high school and college, Kevin spent two years designing youth programs for the Mayor of Boston and the YMCA, shifting K12 education to focus on civic and social emotional learning. In his free time, Kevin enjoys teaching laughter yoga and eating chinese food, occasionally at the same time.

Elle Shaheen

Independent Research

Elle Shaheen, is a rising senior 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 delving into an independent study research program focused on the creation of a contemporary USO show which works to demonstrate how live performance through music, dance, and comedy can serve as a unifying force to give individuals hope for the future shine light on those who have been forgotten. Elle is looking to create a theatrical experience that uses performance as an act of public service.

Connor Chung

Indivisible, Washington, D.C.

Connor is a rising sophomore from around Albany, NY. A member of Lowell House, his concentration is currently undecided, though his interests include the classical world, the history of science and technology, and climate issues. On campus, he organizes with the fossil fuel divestment movement and writes for the Harvard Political Review and SatireV. This summer, he looks forward to fighting for progressive policies and democratic reform as an intern with Indivisible's political team.

Ilana Cohen

InsideClimate News, Brooklyn, NY

Ilana Cohen is a rising junior from New York City studying Social Studies and Philosophy and an Edmond J. Safra Undergraduate Fellow focused on the ethics of environmental policymaking. As a passionate environmental activist, Ilana helped to spearhead the rebirth of the Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard campaign and was a founding leader of Harvard Undergraduates for Environmental Justice, as well as a 2018-2019 Divest Ed Fellow with the Better Future Project. She has also been involved in environmental and climate policymaking as a former IOP Director’s Intern for UK Labour Party Member of Parliament Seema Malhotra and as an independent political consultant. In addition to serving as an Associate Managing Editor of the Harvard Political Review, Ilana remains an avid freelance journalist. In the past, she has been published in The Guardian, The Nation, The New York Daily News, Gotham Gazette, and WBUR.

Isabel Giovannetti

Integrity Initiatives International, Boston, MA

Isabel Giovannetti is a rising senior in Cabot House, originally from Tampa, Florida. She is studying Government and French. On campus, she has served on the Executive Board of the Harvard College Democrats and been involved in the IOP’s Fellows and Study Groups and CIVICS programs. She also works as a student assistant at the Harvard Art Museums. This summer, she is looking forward to further exploring anti-corruption policymaking and advocacy through her internship at Integrity Initiatives International.

Eamon McLoughlin

Jackie Fielder for California Senate D-11

Eamon is a rising junior in Cabot House from San Francisco, California. He is concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on the intersection between economics and politics. On campus, Eamon volunteers as a tutor with the Mission Hill Afterschool Program, while also serving as Stein Czar on the Cabot House Comittee. Eamon also loves soccer, playing on the club team as well as covering Men’s Soccer for the Crimson. Eamon is excited to develop and advocate for bold policy solutions to fight the pressing issues of climate change and inequality as part of the campaign team for Jackie Fielder, who is running to represent San Francisco in the California State Senate.

Cassandra Marando

John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, Boston, MA

Cassie Marando is a rising senior in Pfoho from Abington, Massachusetts. She studies history with a potential secondary in English. Outside of her academic life, Cassie is about to enter her third year as a Peer Advising Fellow, where she advises first year students on all aspects of life at Harvard. Cassie is also the co-Director of the Writing and Public Service Institute's College Bound Mentoring program, which seeks to guide underserved high school students through the college essay writing process. She is also a member of the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Student Board, where she works to engage the student body with Harvard's many museums on campus. Cassie is excited to be working with the JFK Library Foundation this summer, and to explore the world of political non-profit organizations.

Abrar Trabulsi

Jon Ossoff Senate Campaign, GA

Abrar Trabulsi is a rising Junior studying Government and Data Science originally from Roswell, Georgia. On campus she is heavily involved with Harvard Radio Broadcasting (WHRB), serving as the station's Vice President and a member of its Administrative Board. In the past she has interned for the Georgia Democratic Party. This summer she is excited to intern for the Jon Ossoff Senate Campaign and continue her involvement and dedication to Georgia politics.

Maya Woods-Arthur

Kansas Democratic Party

Maya Woods-Arthur is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from Washington, D.C. She plans on studying Government with a secondary in Psychology and a language citation in Arabic. On campus she serves on the board of the Harvard College Democrats and does inmate tutoring through the HOPE program at PBHA. She also works with the Harvard Votes Challenge to increase voter turnout and civic engagement on campus. She is excited to work for the Kansas Democratic Party this summer to learn more about using data to conduct voter outreach.

Justin Tseng

Kansas Democratic Party

Justin Tseng is a rising junior in Currier House from Medford, Massachusetts. He is concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on international relations and intends to get a citation in Japanese. On campus, he serves as Director of Internal Relations at the Harvard Public Opinion Project and has been previously involved in the IOP's policy program. He also enjoys playing cello with the Bach Society Orchestra, serving as a Peer Advising Fellow for first-year students, and teaching cello to students in his hometown. This summer, Justin will be an intern with the Kansas Democratic Party. He is extremely excited to be able to play his part in helping Democrats in a pivotal election year and is especially interested in learning more about a region of the country where he was born, but hasn't been able to spend much time in.

Meredith Johns

Kyle Rinaudo for Georgia

Meredith is a rising junior in Winthrop House from Kennesaw, Georgia. She is studying Comparative Religion with a focus in Religion & Social Science. On campus, Meredith serves as Producer for the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, a leader of the First-Year Outdoor Program, and a DJ on Harvard's student-run radio station, WHRB. Meredith is excited to be working on Kyle Rinaudo's Democratic Campaign for Georgia's 35th House District this summer as a Research & Communications Intern.

Kara Murray

Lead for America

Kara is a rising junior in Winthrop House (the best house), originally from Scituate, MA. She studies History with a secondary in Government and language citations in French and Russian. On campus, she is a supervisor at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, a First-Year Outdoor Program Leader, and plays the clarinet and saxophone in the Harvard University Band, where is the Trips Manager. She also volunteers with the Small Claims Advisory Service. Kara is excited to intern with Lead for America this summer and ultimately hopes to pursue a career in public service!

Maryna Macdonald

Massachusetts Attorney General's Office, Boston, MA

Maryna Macdonald is a rising junior in Kirkland House studying Environmental Science and Public Policy. She is from Port Alberni, British Columbia, Canada and plays on the Harvard Women's Ice Hockey Team. She is a member of the Native Americans at Harvard College, which Hosted the All Ivy Native Council Summit in 2017 and participates in a wide variety of events to help grow the Native American community on Campus. She is excited to join the Attorney General's team in the Consumer Advocacy & Response Division to help in their goals this summer, which seeks to achieve resolution for consumers by offering free consumer assistance services.

Seungil "Rick" Lee

Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health, Boston, MA

Seungil “Rick” Lee is a rising junior in Kirkland House studying Neuroscience with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Since the start of his college life, Rick has been engaging in a number of extracurriculars: competitive figure skating for the Harvard University Figure Skating Club, global health policy advocacy under Partners in Health Engage, Parkinson’s disease research at the Neuroregeneration Research Institute in McLean Hospital, and volunteering at Advocating Success for Kids, a child development clinic staffed by a multidisciplinary coterie of providers in Boston Children’s Hospital. His favorite pastimes are origami, ice skating, and vicarious baking. This summer at the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Public Health, Rick is excited to analyze COVID-19 pandemic responses in the Commonwealth and Seoul, South Korea, and learn how good public health actions are engineered.

Carlos Garcia Perez

Mayor Francis Suarez, Miami, FL

Carlos Garcia is a rising junior in Quincy House pursuing a concentration in Economics and a secondary in Government. On campus, he is a member of CBE, a consulting club that works with large and small clients and nonprofit organizations to tackle important challenges. This summer, Carlos is excited to contribute to different projects for the office of Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami and to learn from local authorities as we face the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. He hopes to pursue a career that combines his interests in economics, politics, and law.

Ryyan Pritchett

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, Atlanta, GA

Ryyan Pritchett is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from Greensboro, North Carolina. She is planning on concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy with a citation in American Sign Language. On campus, Ryyan is a communications intern for the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study and a board member for the Association of Black Harvard Women. She has also been involved in several programs at the Institute of Politics. She is excited to intern this summer with Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta, GA, and explore her interests in public policy and racial justice.

Mari Jones

Michigan Department of State

Mari Jones is a rising senior in Currier House from Columbia, South Carolina concentrating in Government with a secondary in African-American Studies. On campus, she serves as President of the Institute of Politics. 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 criminal justice, legal advocacy, and public service working in the Department of State for Michigan.

Alejandro Jimenez

Ministerio de Hacienda (Department of Treasury), Chile

Alejandro is a rising Junior at Harvard originally from the scenic Ozarks of Southwest Missouri. He lives in Leverett House and concentrates in Social Studies. His primary academic interests include political economy and development economics. His research work has focused on the Middle East and Islam at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. Alejandro can be seen around Harvard Yard giving tours to prospective students and parents for the Admissions Office or in his responsibilities as a Peer Advising Fellow. Alejandro is passionate about understanding big political and economic problems.

Kyra Willoughby

Minnesota DFL

Kyra is a rising junior in Pforzheimer House, originally from Deephaven, Minnesota. She is studying English and Government. In addition to playing on the Varsity Women’s Ice Hockey Team, she serves on the Boards of the Women of Harvard Athletics and the Harvard Athlete Medical Mentorship Program. She is excited to work for the Minnesota DFL and is hoping to create tangible change in her home community.

Sahil Lauji

NAACP Legal Defense Fund, New York, NY

Sahil Lauji is a rising senior in Dunster House, originally from Atlanta, Georgia. He is studying Government with a secondary in Religion. On campus, he currently serves as the Founder and President of the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative (HUFPI) which is dedicated to exposing undergrads to national security through a speaker series, career panels, internship opportunities, and policy projects with Non-Profits, Think-Tanks, and Congress. He has also been involved with Harvard Model Congress, the IOP student programs, the South Asian and Black Students Association, and First-Year Retreat and Experience (FYRE), where he led Harvard's first orientation program dedicated to first-gen, low-income students. This summer, Sahil is excited to work at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and use his passion for law and social justice during COVID-19 and our unprecedented political climate.

Isra Hamdi

NASTAD: National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors, Washington D.C.

Isra Hamdi is a rising senior at Harvard concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology with a secondary in African American Studies. She is very passionate about health care equity and the arts. Isra conducts research in the Surgical Education Research Group at Massachusetts General Hospital, in which she works directly with patients and surgical residents. On campus, she is the President of the Harvard Undergraduate Art Club and is a teaching aid for a few courses. She is committed to volunteer work within and beyond her community, including at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. In past summers, her vigor to understand social determinants of health has driven her to research at NYU, teach in Shanghai, and intern at an NGO in South Africa. This summer she will be working at NASTAD in the Healthcare Access Team to assist State Health Departments on their emergency plans for the COVID-19 pandemic and ensure people living with HIV are receiving quality care.

William Shen

National Health Service England, London, UK

William Shen is a Class of 2022 Adams House resident from Vancouver, Canada. He is concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy and a citation in French. On campus, William is an advocate for equitable access to legal, health, and educational services alongside the Small Claims Advisory Service, Partners in Health Engage, and the Harvard College Dean’s Advisory Panel. Over the past three semesters, he has played an active role in the development of a liver cancer drug candidate at the Bardeesy Lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he is also an internal medicine resource volunteer with Crimson Care Collaborative. William looks forward to further exploring the intersection of research and policy by working with NHS England on COVID-19 responses this summer.

Ajibabi Oloko

National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington D.C.

Babi Oloko is a rising senior living in Mather House. Originally from New Jersey, Babi studies History & Literature with a focus in Ethnic Studies as well as the History of Art & Architecture with a focus in Modern and Contemporary Art. On campus, she is a member of the Harvard Advocate, the Student Board of the Harvard Art Museums, and the Nigerian Students Association. Babi is passionate about democratizing museums and using art and literature as vehicles for social change. This summer, she is excited to work as a Curatorial intern for the National Museum of African American History and Culture where she will do work relating to immigration. Babi is especially passionate about the chance to do work that combines her passions for art and racial justice.

Dmitri Solzhenitsyn

National Review, New York City, NY

Dmitri Solzhenitsyn is a rising sophomore in Winthrop House from Cavendish, Vermont. He plans on concentrating in Philosophy or Mathematics. On campus, Dmitri is involved in the John Adams Society and the Harvard Financial Analysts Club, but he also keeps busy with college application consulting and freelance website editing in his spare time. This summer, Dmitri is excited to be writing for the National Review as a Director's Intern. Through this experience, Dmitri hopes to solidify his understanding of the conservative tradition, as well as to grow as a thinker and writer.

Cameron Brown

Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit, Detroit, MI

Cameron Brown is a rising junior in Eliot House from Piqua, Ohio. He is concentrating in Government and is interested in pursuing a secondary in Economics. In the past, he has worked as a tutor at Harvard Student Agencies; he has also worked with the Harvard Summer School Program. Cameron is passionate about issues of social justice, and he is excited to join Neighborhood Defender Service in fighting for social justice this summer while pursuing his interest in law.

Jasmine Parmley

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

Jasmine Parmley is a rising senior from Omaha, Nebraska, concentrating in English with a secondary in WGS. At Harvard, she lives in Lowell House and serves as the Drill Master of the Harvard University Band. She also has been involved with the Asian American Women's Association, the Harvard Japan Society, and PBHA's Partners Empowering Neighborhoods program. This summer, she is excited to learn more about diversity and inclusion in state governments through her internship at the State Personnel Office at the New Mexico Office of the Governor.

Henry Austin

New Voters

Henry is a rising sophomore in Eliot House, originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is anticipating studying Social Studies or Government and is considering a secondary in Computer Science. On campus, he is a research team leader for the Harvard Public Opinion Project and a Content Editor at the Harvard Open Data Project. He also enjoys running and being outdoors. Henry is looking forward to engaging and registering thousands of students to vote this summer through working with New Voters!

Jahnavi Rao

New Voters

Jahnavi Rao is a rising junior in Adams House studying Government. On campus, Jahnavi serves as President of the South Asian Women’s Collective and Director of High School Engagement for the Harvard Votes Challenge at the IOP. She has also been involved the Harvard South Asian Association, serving as social chair and music directing for Ghungroo, and the Harvard College Opera, through which she played Pamina in last years production of Die Zauberflöte. She is excited to continue working as President of the non-profit New Voters to register 100,000 students to vote, leading a team of 30 high school and college students this summer.

Parker Mas

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

Parker Mas is a rising junior in Mather House from Belchertown, Massachusetts. At Harvard, he studies Government with a secondary in Computer Science. Outside of academics, he is involved with Harvard Model United Nations and teaches weekly civics lessons to elementary school students through the IOP’s CIVICS program. In his free time, he enjoys running, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family. Parker is looking forward to spending his summer with the NYC Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics learning more about government, data science, and public service.

Uday Schultz

New York City Transit, New York, NY

Uday Schultz is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from Brooklyn, New York. He plans to concentrate in History with a secondary in Economics. At Harvard, he serves on the IOP's Policy Program, working with other undergrads and third party organizations to research and develop environmental policy solutions. This summer, he will be working at New York City Transit, developing subway operations and planning strategies to aid the system in responding to the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID pandemic.

Justin McMahan

Office of Commonwealth Attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, Arlington, VA

Justin McMahan is a rising senior 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. He spent the last semester abroad in Denmark where he studied cultural integration, human rights, and international politics. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer, watching movies, and cooking. This summer, he is thrilled to work for his Commonwealth Attorney in his hometown.

Talia Blatt

Office of Congressman Chris Pappas (D-NH)

Talia Blatt is a rising sophomore in Currier House from Lexington, Massachusetts. She is considering a joint concentration in Integrative Biology and Social Studies, and is pursuing a citation in Chinese. On campus, she competes for the Harvard Debate Council, and works as an editor for the Harvard International Review. In her free time, she enjoys going on walks and spending time with her rambunctious cats. She is excited to spend her summer working in the office of Congressman Pappas and serving the Granite State!

Nicholas Brennan

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

Nicholas J. Brennan is a rising sophomore in Winthrop House, originally from South Glens Falls, NY. He is studying physics with a potential secondary in mathematics. On campus, Nicholas serves as the Secretary of the Harvard Undergraduate Council where he coordinates projects with fellow representatives in order to support the student body of Harvard College, such as by drafting legislation to subsidize printing and laundry costs, and creating a website to centralize access to UC documentation and club funding opportunities. Nicholas also serves as a Director of Administration for the Harvard National Model UN, and has served as a logistics manager for the Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad. This summer, Nicholas looks forward to interning with Congresswoman Elise Stefanik to learn more about government at the national level. As a constituent of New York's Twenty-First Congressional District, Nicholas is excited to spend his summer supporting his community.

Madeline Ranalli

Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Department of Energy, Washington D.C.

Madeline Ranalli is a rising sophomore in Cabot House from Newton, Massachusetts. She plans on concentrating in Government and pursuing a secondary in Environmental Science and Public Policy. On campus, Maddy sings with the Harvard Opportunes as well as the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. She is also a member of the HPU, has been involved with the IOP’s Policy Program, and works as the State Political Director for March For Our Lives: Massachusetts. In her free time, Maddy enjoys hiking, exploring new coffee shops, and is a massive Red Sox fan. She is looking forward to deepening her passions for renewable energy and sustainable policymaking with the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the Department of Energy!

Elijah DeVaughn

Office of Governor Gavin Newsom, Sacramento, CA

Elijah Christopher DeVaughn, Jr. (a.k.a. EJayy) hails from Compton, California. Raised by an educator, Elijah, from an early age, understood the value of public service, and its ability to change lives. Elijah is Founder of EJayyTalks, a lecture series he conducts in Compton to inspire youth. Currently a junior at Harvard, Elijah concentrates in History and Literature with a secondary in African-American studies and a citation in Spanish. In his curricular and co-curricular work, Elijah aims not only to understand how justice is defined but also to uncover the possibilities for new definitions. He currently serves as the Chief of Public Service for Harvard College. He participates in Harvard’s Organization for Prison Advocacy and Education (HOPE), wherein he tutors incarcerated youth at John J. Connelly Youth Center. Additionally, he served as the Co-Chair of the Fellows Study Group program at Harvard's Institute of Politics, where he hosted Mayor Andrew Gillum, Ambassador Cathy Russel, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp––to name a few. He served as a legal intern at Harvard's Legal Aid Bureau, where he assisted burgeoning lawyers in pro-bono legal work for Boston residents. In addition to being one of Harvard College’s five Presidential Public Service Fellows, Elijah, too, is one of Harvard’s ten Mellon Mays Fellows. In summer 2018, Elijah served as a legislative intern for Senator Kamala Harris in Washington D.C. In summer 2019, Elijah served as a legal intern at the American Civil Liberties Union, National Prison Project, helping advance the Project’s largest class-action lawsuit. With hopes of being a public servant, Elijah will never stop dreaming and will forever represent his family, his hometown, and his race with the upmost pride.

Nadia Douglas

Office of Mayor Eric Johnson, Dallas, TX

Nadia Douglas is a rising Sophomore in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Government with a focus on data science. She's from Arlington, Texas (born and raised!). On campus, she is on board of Latinas Unidas de Harvard College and the Harvard College Democrats. She is also a research assistant with the Kennedy School's Diplomacy project through HUFPI. Outside of class and clubs, she cheers with the Harvard Cheerleading Team and interns at OCS in the Campus Interview Program. Nadia has been involved with the IOP through two wonderful programs so far: the Politics of Race and Ethnicity and Fellows and Study Groups. Nadia is thrilled to be interning with Mayor Johnson as a researcher this summer and hopes to provide data that will support and progress her community.

Nathaniel Liberman

Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, Boston, MA

Nathaniel Liberman is a rising junior in Currier House from Brookline, Massachusetts. He is concentrating in Neurobiology and pursuing a secondary in History and a citation in French. Outside of class, Nathaniel serves as the Training Director of the Small Claims Advisory Service, competes on the Harvard Mock Trial Team – where he has served as a Team Captain – and edits for the Harvard College Law Review. Nathaniel is also an actor in on-campus productions put on by the Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club. In the past year, he has done neuroscientific research for the Rosenberg Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital and has conducted historical and literary research from Prof. Christie McDonald in Harvard’s Romance Languages and Literature Department. This summer, Nathaniel is excited and honored to serve his state in the current crisis, working in the Fair Labor Division of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office to help enforce regulations that protect workers.

Stephen Nyarko

Office of the New York State Attorney General

Stephen Nyarko is a rising senior in Eliot House from New York City. He studies Economics with a secondary in Mathematical Sciences. On campus, he plays on the Harvard Men’s Club Soccer Team and does research in Harvard’s Economics Department with a focus on international development. This summer, he is excited to explore the use of data science in public service with the Research and Analytics Department at the Office of the New York State Attorney General.

Demya Toogood

Ohio Democratic Party

Demya Toogood is from Louisville, Kentucky, and is a rising sophomore at Harvard college in Pforzheimer House. She will be an economics concentrator, and hopes to pursue a career in economic policy. She’s is involved with many things on campus, ranging from development chair for Black Student’s Association to director of finance for Harvard National Model United Nations. With the summer internship for the Ohio Democratic Party, she hopes to gain insight to the world of campaigning and to help encourage many people to take advantage of their right to vote.

Rasleen Krupp

Ohio Justice and Policy Center

Rasleen Krupp is a rising sophomore in Quincy House from Cincinnati, Ohio. She plans on concentrating in History and Literature. On campus, she is involved in the Small Claims Advisory Service and the Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee. Rasleen also works at Widener Library. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and writing. This summer, she is excited to learn more about the intersection between public service and law by working with OJPC as they assist clients in legal affairs.

Cathy Sun

Orange County Public Defender, Orange County, CA

K. Cathy Sun is a rising junior in Currier House concentrating in Social Studies and Philosophy with a secondary in Economics. She is passionate about human rights, transitional justice, and youth political engagement. Cathy serves as the Chair of the Harvard Public Opinion Project at the Institute of Politics, on the secretariat of the Harvard National Model United Nations conference, and on the Board of Directors for the International Relations Council. She is excited to work with the Orange County Public Defender office.

Ilinca Mazureac

Parliament of the Republic of Moldova

Ilinca is a rising sophomore in Dunster House concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a Secondary in Astrophysics. On campus, you can find her at the Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, either taking an art class or working on a project. This summer she is going back home to Moldova where she will be working as an intern at the Parliament. Her main focus will be monitoring the local outbreak of COVID-19 and analyzing the efficiency of the Parliament's response to the health crisis.

Lauren Marshall

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

Lauren Marshall is a rising junior in Eliot House from Watford, UK, concentrating in History. She is a freelance composer and keyboardist with a passion for understanding the interactions between political and cultural superstructures. On campus, she is the President of Harvard College British Club, a Choral Fellow with the University Choir and an Arts writer for the Crimson. In her free time, Lauren makes curious interdisciplinary art objects, hosts international Zoom hangouts, and keeps a quarantine diary inspired by Samuel Pepys. Working in UK Parliament has been a longstanding aspiration for Lauren, and she is delighted to have the opportunity to work at the centre of British politics this summer.

Julia Manso

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

Julia Manso is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House from San Antonio, TX. She plans to study Economics, Philosophy, and Public Policy, focusing on socioeconomic disparity and inequality. At Harvard, she is the Co-Executive Director of the Latina Empowerment and Development Conference and teaches debate to local high school students as President of Mentors for Urban Debate. This summer, Julia is excited to learn more about the parliamentary system, contribute to the UK’s Covid-19 response, and work to combat the underlying inequality that Covid elucidates. In her free time, Julia enjoys learning languages, mentoring youth, and day-tripping with friends.

Jason Lam

Partners for Women and Justice, Bloomfield NJ

Jason Lam is a rising sophomore in Eliot House, originally from Bridgewater, New Jersey. He is planning to concentrate in economics, with a specific interest in studying political economy. Jason currently serves as an associate editor for the Institute of Politics Economic Policy Program. In this role, Jason is researching the domestic impact of returned Peace Corps volunteers. Additionally, Jason is a member of the Crimson multimedia board and Half Asian People's Association board. This summer, Jason is very excited to serve as a policy intern with Partners for Women and Justice, a legal nonprofit consisting of public interest lawyers representing low-income victims of domestic violence.

Aidan Keenan

Partnership for Public Service, Washington, D.C.

Aidan is a rising junior in Leverett House from Salem, Massachusetts. He is concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in Computer Science and a Spanish language citation. He serves as President of Harvard Model Congress (an organization that teaches high school students about government), is a member of the club swim team, and volunteers at PBHA's Mission Hill After School Program. He is very excited to work with the Partnership for Public Service this summer!

Anan Hafez

Peace Corps, Washington, D.C.

Anan Hafez is a rising junior in Eliot House pursuing a concentration in Government with Honors and secondary in Economics. On campus, he is a member of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum at the Institute of Politics and the Harvard Islamic Society. Additionally, he works as a researcher for the William Monroe Trotter Social Justice Collaborative and an analyst for the Harvard College Consulting Group. In his free time, he helps run his family's orphanage in Syria and enjoys trying new foods, playing basketball, and exploring with his friends. He is excited to explore new avenues in his passion for public service with the Peace Corps this summer.

Aislinn Devlin

PennEnvironment, Philadelphia, PA

Aislinn Devlin is a rising senior in Pforzheimer House from Downingtown, Pennsylvania, concentrating in Sociology. On campus, she is a member of the Harvard College Democrats and Harvard Undergraduates for Environmental Justice (HUEJ). Within HUEJ, Aislinn is a member of the Climate Justice Education Project, working with the Outreach Committee. Aislinn is also a varsity athlete, competing on the Women’s Cross Country & Track team. This summer, she will be working as an intern with PennEnvironment, the Philadelphia chapter of Environment America. She is excited to be immersed in the world of environmental justice advocacy, learn about organizing, and engage with local residents about environmental issues.

Amelia Quezada

Pennsylvania Democratic Party, Harrisburg, PA

Amelia Quezada is a rising sophomore in Adams House from the Bronx, New York. She is planning on studying Government with a Secondary in Sociology. On campus, she is heavily involved with the Harvard College Democrats, serving as its Communications Director. She is also the Vice President of the Dominican Students Association, Director of Workshops and Speakers for the Latina Empowerment and Development Conference, and the Ivy Yard Leader for the Zero Waste Team. At the end of the summer, she will also be a leader for FUP, a program dedicated to introducing incoming Harvard freshmen to service and civic engagement on campus and in the Boston/Cambridge area. In her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts and trying new recipes. This summer, Amelia is excited to be working with the Pennsylvania Democratic Party’s Back 2 Blue initiative through the Summer Campaign Fellowship to organize for progressive candidates and issues in the region.

Pascal Beckert-McGirr

Pennsylvania Democrats

Pascal Beckert-McGirr is a rising junior in Pforzheimer house, pursuing a concentration in Government. During the semester Pascal enjoys volunteering for campaigns, working at a refugee resettlement agency, and is an active member of the Harvard College Democrats. In his free time, Pascal is an avid hiker, soccer player and guitarist. This summer Pascal is excited to intern with the Pennsylvania Democrats working on coordinated campaigns in a crucial election year.

Romina Lilollari

Pinellas Democratic Party, St. Petersburg, FL

Romina Lilollari is a rising senior living in Adams House studying Social Studies and African American Studies with a focus on Educational Justice. On campus she is heavily involved with the Harvard College Debating Union where she competes at competitions across the nation each weekend. Romina also works as a Research Assistant for the Malcolm Wiener Center for Social Policy and is specifically focused on research that studies labor economics within education. This summer, Romina is excited to be working for the Pinellas Democratic Party where she will be helping with volunteer recruitment and voter mobilization.

Sabrina Goldfischer

Poughkeepsie Children's Cabinet, Poughkeepsie, NY

Sabrina Goldfischer is a rising sophomore in Pfoho, and plans on studying Government. She is originally from just outside of Poughkeepsie, New York. On campus, Sabrina is the chair of the Campaign and Advocacy Program at the Institute of Politics, Vice President of Shabbat at Hillel, Co-President of Democracy Matters, a research assistant in the Government Department, and a member of the Small Claims Advisory Service. Sabrina is thrilled to be serving her community as an intern for the Poughkeepsie Children's Cabinet, and is excited to explore the intersections of education and government this summer. 

Maxwell Ho

Prolepsis, Athens, Greece

Maxwell Ho is a soon-to-be senior in Eliot House studying Computational Neuroscience with a secondary in EMR. On campus, he works and volunteers with the Task Force for Asian and Pacific American Studies, PBHA's Chinatown Afterschool Program, the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program, Road 2 Recovery, LS50, and An Evening With Champions. This summer, Max will be working remotely with The Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental and Occupational Health, Prolepsis. In San Francisco, he’ll also be learning the guitar, cutting his own hair, volunteering with COVID-19 relief efforts, and running/biking with the appropriate social distancing.

Busola Banjoh

Racial Empowerment Collaborative at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia, PA

Busola [pronounced boo•saw•la] Banjoh is a rising Junior from Snellville, Georgia currently living in Adams House. At Harvard, she studies a Joint Concentration in the History of Science & African and African American Studies with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus she is involved within the Institute of Politics serving as co-chair for the Politics of Race and Ethnicity, Greener Scott Scholars as co-founder and current vice president of this mentorship program bridging Harvard's Black undergraduate students with Harvard's Black graduate students across the graduate schools, and Harvard Radio Broadcasting as a on-air radio DJ. Busola is excited to broaden her understanding of racial literacy this summer as it relates to mental health interventions made for Black youth and the policy surrounding its implementation. 

Juan Venancio

Refugee Services of Texas, Houston, TX

Juan C. Venancio is a rising sophomore in Dunster House born and raised in Houston, Texas. He is pursuing a concentration in Government, a secondary in Economics, and a language citation in Mandarin Chinese, with a focus on international relations and public policy. At Harvard, he serves as a first-year representative in the Undergraduate Council, a citizenship tutor through the IOP, and a research member of the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative. This summer Juan will intern at Refugee Services of Texas in their Survivors of Trafficking Program as a case management intern, where he will work directly with case managers that will remotely provide legal aid, language interpretative services, and revitalization programs for refugees in Houston. He is excited to help refugee community members in Houston receive the proper support that will enable them to comfortably and securely reestablish their lives in his home state of Texas.

Yao Yu

Results for America, Washington D.C.

Yao is a rising sophomore in Leverett House from Greater Philadelphia. He plans on studying Government with a specialization in Data Science and is considering a secondary in Computer Science. On campus, he pursues data-driven journalism as the Associate Tech Director for the Harvard Political Review. Yao is also passionate about data literacy and he works as a Teaching Assistant for David Kane’s Introduction to Data Science course in the Government Department. This summer, Yao is excited to work with Results for America using data to drive policy decisions and solve problems.

Sawyer Taylor-Arnold

RISE, Washington, D.C.

Sawyer Taylor-Arnold is a rising Sophomore in Pforzheimer House from Barnardsville, North Carolina. She plans on concentrating in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies and History & Literature. On campus she is involved with the Women's Center, first as a Frosh Rep and now as an intern, and is a Student Assistant at the Harvard Archives. Additionally, she is a member of Our Harvard Can Do Better. She is passionate about ending forms of sexual/domestic violence, especially gender-based violence, and is excited to work on these issues with RISE.

Gracie Western

Sanctuary for Families, New York, NY

Gracie Western is a rising senior, concentrating in Sociology. This summer, as part of the IOP’s Summer of Service, she will be interning with Sanctuary for Families. On campus, Gracie is a resource advocate for the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and worked with CARE and the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center in the past, and is very excited to bring some of that experience to an organization devoted to advocating and defending survivors of domestic violence, and undocumented immigrants. In her free time Gracie also does comedic improv, and is on the long-form improv team on campus, Three Letter Acronym.

Mariletzy Venegas

Social Finance, Boston, MA

Mariletzy Venegas is a rising junior in Adams House from Stone Mountain, Georgia. She is concentrating in Sociology with a secondary in Economics. On campus, Mariletzy is an intern at the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations where she acts as a liaison between students, faculty, and administration to create diversity and inclusion programming for the College and University. She is also an upcoming Associate Director of Workshops and Speakers for the annual Latina Empowerment and Development Conference as well as an Associate for Smart Woman Securities, an organization focused on finance and investment education. This summer, Mariletzy is excited to work at Social Finance to explore the intersection of social justice and innovative investment strategies at local, state, and national levels.

Liam Hall

Special Olympics International, Washington D.C.

Liam Hall is a Maryland native and a rising sophomore in Quincy House concentrating in Social Studies. On campus, he enjoys teaching a civics and government class through the Institute of Politics' CIVICS program, mentoring students in the Mission Hill neighborhood through the Phillips Brooks House Association, and playing basketball for the Hoopsters club team. He is passionate about civic engagement, sports, education, and effective, moral government. This summer, Liam is excited to be empowering athletes and promoting inclusion with the Legal Office of Special Olympics International.

Juliet Isselbacher

STAT News, Boston, MA

Juliet Isselbacher is a rising junior and philosophy concentrator in Quincy House. On campus (or the virtual equivalent), she writes for The Crimson, reads fiction for The Advocate, and creates editorial content for Fig. Magazine. Juliet is also interested in the history of science and has particularly enjoyed writing about the symbiosis of art and medicine, as well as about the legacy of parapsychological research at Harvard. Most recently, she has been reporting on how the coronavirus crisis is rapidly reshaping student life at the College. As an intern at STAT News, she is thrilled to grow as a storyteller — especially at a time when the word needs rigorous reporting on health and medicine more than ever.

Matt Jelen

State Senator Eric Lesser - MA, Boston, MA

Matt is a rising senior in Leverett House from Stamford, CT. He is concentrating in the Comparative Study of Religion. On campus, he is involved with Harvard Hillel and serves as one of the Administrative Directors for the student-run Harvard Square Homeless Shelter. He also enjoys teaching Boston 5th graders about government and civic engagement through Harvard CIVICS. Matt is very excited to be working with Sen. Eric Lesser this summer, where he hopes to gain insight into the world of local government.

Laila Tauqeer

Taha Collective, Boston, MA

Laila Tauqeer is a rising senior studying History of Science and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. On campus she is involved with the Harvard Islamic Society, Office of Diversity Education and Support, Project on Shi'ism and Global Affairs, and Student Engagement. She is interested in faith-based organizing and youth education and development. Laila finds inspiration from Urdu poetry, Shi'a Islam, and all the wonderful people she is blessed to be surrounded by.

Chloe E.W. Levine

Talloires Network, Cambridge, MA

Chloe E.W. Levine is a rising junior in Winthrop House pursuing a joint concentration in English and Music with a secondary in Government. She is an Associate U.S. Editor for the Harvard Political Review, where she also serves on the Commission on Gender and Sexuality and coordinates the Summer Journalism Fellowship. Outside of the HPR and other IOP programs, she works as the Communications Director of New Voters and a member of the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence. Ultimately, she hopes to spend her life using the performing arts to spark social change. To that end, she is currently the Music Director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones, the Co-Founder and Co-President of the Harvard Undergraduate Songwriters’ Collective, a director for various theatrical productions, a music critic for The Harvard Crimson, and a singer with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. She also maintains a career as a professional singer-songwriter whose first album, Cathexis, is streaming now. This summer, Chloe is thrilled to be working with the Talloires Network to think critically about how institutions of higher education can better support civic engagement and social responsibility during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mei Tercek

Technoserve, Washington D.C.

Mei is a rising senior in Mather House from Los Angeles. She is studying Applied Mathematics and interested in using data science to help solve social and economic problems. Outside of academics, she is a Co-Director of the student-run youth homeless shelter Y2Y, a First Year Outdoor Program Leader, and a Senior Guide at the Harvard Art Museums. This summer, Mei is excited to intern at TechnoServe to explore the intersection of technology and international development. She hopes to learn from and contribute to TechnoServe's work using technological and business solutions to reduce urban and rural poverty in emerging markets.

Sixiao "Six" Yu

Texas Democratic Party

Six Yu is a rising sophomore in Winthrop House planning on concentrating in either statistics or psychology. On campus, she covers Harvard Kennedy School/Institute of Politics for The Harvard Crimson and is also AAPIVote chair with the Harvard Radcliffe Asian American Association — a position focused on increasing civic engagement in the Asian American community. In her free time, she likes reading anything from poetry to memoirs, swimming anywhere from pools to oceans, and listening to news podcasts anytime from morning to night. She is excited to be gaining a holistic view of politics with the Texas Democratic Party this summer, especially ahead of the 2020 presidential election.

Hannah Martinez

The Borgen Project, Seattle, WA

Hannah is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House and is from Whittier, California. She plans to do a joint concentration in Government and Hist&Lit, though that is very subject to change. On campus, Hannah is a news reporter for the Crimson and is very interested in covering politics through journalism. She also frequently attends IOP events and is involved with the Harvard Political Union. Hannah is a proud member of Dorm Crew and is excited to be a captain in the fall; she also plays for Harvard's quidditch team. She is thrilled to spend her summer advocating for the Borgen Project and cannot wait to make a change for global poverty.

Samuel Zwickel

The Detroit Free Press, Detroit, MI

Samuel Zwickel is a rising senior from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. He is concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in Psychology and a language citation in Spanish. On campus, Samuel is a News Executive at The Harvard Crimson, plans zany musical adventures across the globe as Tour Manager for The Harvard Din & Tonics, and sings with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum. He also loves getting to know the world's most interesting freshmen as a Peer Advising Fellow and sharing his passion for the wilderness while leading hiking trips with the First-Year Outdoor Program and the Harvard Outing Club. In his free time, Samuel enjoys long runs along the Charles and is an avid traveler. This summer, he is excited to report on higher education for the Detroit Free Press.

James Bikales

The Hill, Washington D.C.

James Bikales is a rising junior in Quincy House pursuing a joint concentration in Government and East Asian Studies. A native of Portland, Oregon, he currently covers Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences for the Harvard Crimson, and previously covered labor issues on campus. He has also written for the Harvard Political Review. This summer, James will be interning at The Hill, researching and reporting stories primarily about the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aristotle Vainikos

The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence, Washington D.C.

Aristotle Vainikos is a rising Sophomore from Orland Park, IL. A member of Leverett House, he will likely be concentrating in Government with a secondary in Statistics. At Harvard, Aristotle spends his free time as a co-chair in the IOP Policy Program, the chair of debates for the Harvard Political Union, and treasurer of the Harvard Hellenic Society. He also enjoys mentoring local high school students at PBHA and competing on the Harvard model United Nations team. This summer, he is thrilled to be working with the US National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence.

Artea Brahaj

The Office of the Prime Minister of Albania

Artea Brahaj is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House from Queens, New York. She is pursuing a concentration in Social Studies with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights and a language citation in Spanish. Artea is involved with the Institute of Politics, serving on the steering committee for Citizenship Tutoring and teaching for CIVICS. She is incredibly passionate about the arts on campus, having produced, stage managed, and acted in various plays and musicals as part of the Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club and Hyperion Shakespeare Company. She is also a Contact Peer Counselor, a Harvard Crimson Staff Writer, and an active member of the Albanian Student Association and PRIMUS. She is looking forward to working at the Prime Minister's Office of Albania to support economic integration across the Balkans and give back to her native country.

Malaika Kanaaneh Tapper

The Sacramento Bee, Sacramento, CA

Malaika Kanaaneh Tapper is a rising junior in Adams House. She is concentrating in History and Literature within the Modern World field, studying imperialism and the Middle East and North Africa. She is also pursuing a citation in Arabic. On campus, she is a writer, editor and self-appointed social chair for Fifteen Minutes, the Crimson’s magazine. She is also a member of WHRB, the Harvard Advocate, and Palestine advocacy. She’s excited to gain reporting experience this summer!

Akosua Adubofour

Time's Up, Washington D.C.

Akosua Adubofour is a rising senior in Leverett House studying History and Science with a secondary in Sociology. On campus, she is the co-President of an organization dedicated to exploring the sociopolitical climates that lead to disparities faced by Black people. In addition, she a member of the Harvard Sexual Health Awareness and Relationship Communication (SHARC) educators. She is also a research assistant in the Sociology Department, and her work focuses on women’s reproductive justice in El Salvador. This summer, she is excited to work in the Time’s Up Impact Lab as part of the Research Team.

Ian Lutz

Tobin Project, Boston, MA

Ian Lutz is a rising senior in Cabot House, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is concentrating in Social Studies and preparing for a thesis that explores popular political thought in early American History. At Harvard, he is the Vice Chair of the Harvard Political Union and formerly led Democracy Matters, an advocacy group focused on electoral reform. He also conducts research in democracy-focused political science and political history at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Ian is thrilled to be continuing this interest in research at the Tobin Project, where he hopes to learn more about the intersection between public policy and academia.

Paloma O'Connor

Tobin Project, Boston, MA

Paloma is a rising senior in Pforzheimer House from Cambridge, MA. She is concentrating in Social Studies, with a particular focus on political philosophy. On campus, she serves as president of the Harvard College Debating Union, and spends far too many of her weekends off campus at debate competitions. She also leads backpacking trips for incoming freshmen as a leader for the Freshman Outdoor Program (FOP), and is an undergraduate fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics. She's incredibly excited to work at the Tobin Project this summer!

Trina Lilja

Trilogy Interactive, San Francisco, CA

Trina Lilja is a rising junior in Mather House from Pleasanton, CA. She is joint concentrating in Government and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies with a secondary in Computer Science. On campus she works in the media lab of Lamont Library, is a Senior Design Editor of the Harvard Political Review, and is co-director of the Harvard Undergraduate Legal Committee. She is involved in Club Sailing and IM Rowing, and in her free time she loves running by the Charles River and knitting. This summer she will be interning with Trilogy Interactive, a digital consulting firm, and learning to combine her interests in computer science and design with her interests in government.

Diana Agdashian

Truman National Security Project, Washington D.C.

Diana Agdashian is a rising junior in Cabot House from Los Angeles, California. She concentrates in Government with a focus on international relations and development. On campus, Diana serves on the founding board for the Harvard Foreign Policy Initiative as the Director of Operations and is involved with the Harvard TAMID Group. Last summer, she worked at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office as a law clerk in the Target Crimes division. She looks forward to her summer interning at the Truman Center for National Policy and Truman National Security Project.

Hope Kudo

TurboVote, New York, NY

Hope Kudo is a rising junior in Quincy House, originally from the Big Island of Hawaii. She is studying Government with a secondary in Psychology. Aside from academics, Hope serves on the board of Harvard Primus as the Head of Marketing and Communications and is an avid advocate for FGLI students. She also serves as an Under-Secretary General for the Harvard WorldMUN Team. Hope is a member of the Asian American Dance Troupe and volunteers for PBHA's Y2Y Homeless Shelter. She is ecstatic to learn more about voter engagement through her work as an Intern for TurboVote this Summer!

Elizabeth Guo

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

Elizabeth Guo is a rising junior in Cabot House, originally from Dallas, Texas. She is concentrating in Physics and Mathematics with a secondary in Government. On campus, Elizabeth enjoys conducting physics research and serving as an Executive Director of PBHA’s Small Claims Advisory Service, a voting member on the Honor Council, a news reporter for The Harvard Crimson, and a Peer Advising Fellow for first-year students. In her free time, she enjoys singing, playing foosball, and watching movies. Elizabeth is incredibly passionate about the intersection of science and policymaking. This summer, she is very excited to be interning with the U.S. Department of Commerce and working with national strategy, research, and data.

Jerry "DJ" Lacy

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

DJ Lacy is a rising Junior in Cabot House studying Government and Economics. DJ is heavily involved within the Institute of Politics, serving on the Executive Board as Treasurer. He is also a representative on the Harvard Undergraduate Council and a member of Harvard Model Congress. Outside of school, he enjoys a number of outdoor activities including running, biking, hiking, and skiing. This summer he is looking forward to exploring his passions in public policy working in the federal government with the Department of Commerce.

Lexa Brenner

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

Lexa Brenner is a rising junior studying international relations. Her secondary is in Middle Eastern Studies, and she hopes to travel and work in the MENA region in the future. She is Managing Editor of the Harvard International Review and heavily involved in Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN). She is on Mather's House Committee and is a recipient of the Harvard Detur Book Prize. In her free time, Lexa enjoys traveling, hiking, and planning outings with friends. She is enthusiastic about foreign affairs and an aspiring polyglot, currently studying Levantine Arabic.

Hafsa Muse

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

Hafsa is a rising Junior in Kirkland house from Minneapolis, MN. She is concentrating in Government with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On-campus, she serves as the president of the Minority Association of Premedical Students, the director of outreach at the Harvard Public Opinion Project, and a Diversity Peer Educator. Outside of Harvard, she volunteers with the Crimson Care Collaborative as a resource manager and works to address education inequity in her hometown of Minneapolis. Having worked more closely with community organizations in the past to address healthcare disparities, Hafsa is excited to work with the Center for Medicare& Medicaid Services within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Elijah McGill

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

Elijah McGill is a rising sophomore in Quincy House, planning to study some combination Environmental Science and Public Policy, Government, and Romance Languages. He is involved in a wide range of activities, ranging from Model United Nations to technical directing theater productions to being the co-captain of the Club Broomball Team. He is also involved with the Harvard Outing Club, which indulges his love of the outdoors. He is excited to explore the intersection of one of passions, aviation, with issues of national security and public service through his internship with the TSA's Administrator's Action Group this summer.

James Joyce

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

James Joyce is a rising junior in Adams House from Weston, Connecticut. Currently, he plans on concentrating in Government with a secondary in Educational Studies. On campus, James is a member of the Harvard CIVICS program, a sportswriter for The Crimson, a Peer Advising Fellow, and a tour guide for the Admissions Office. This summer, he is excited to work for the TSA's Administrator's Action Group.

Delaney Hurley

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

Delaney Hurley is a rising junior at Harvard College studying Government, Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, and Education. On campus, she serves on the executive boards of the internationally competitive debate team, the competitive Model United Nations team, and a simulation of the US government in Dubai. Off campus, she coaches debate teams from around the world. Delaney is excited to be working with the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi on a project to track China’s influence across the Middle East and North Africa, where she will have an outlet for her passions for policy and research.

Jaron Zhou

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

Jaron Zhou is a rising junior in Currier House studying Government with a secondary in Economics. He has been involved in numerous student organizations on campus, including Harvard’s Undergraduate Council, Currier House’s House Committee, Harvard College Consulting Group, the Honor Council, and club swim. After graduation, he hopes to continue his education by pursuing either a JD or an MBA. He is excited to serve as an intern in the Office of Domestic Finance at the United States Department of the Treasury, where he will explore his interests in public policy, government, and macroeconomics by working on U.S. debt policy and overseeing the implementation of small business loans under the PPP.

Sam Sharfstein

U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission, Washington D.C.

Sam Sharfstein is a rising junior in Lowell House originally from Baltimore, Maryland. He is studying Social Studies with a secondary in Economics. On campus, Sam is involved with Harvard Model Congress, which allows students around the world to learn about how governmental organizations function. He is also a member of the Global Research and Consulting club, which advises non-profit organizations on a number of projects. Sam is excited to work in the Office of Compliance, Inspections, and Examinations at the SEC.

Yasenimary Velázquez Carrasquillo

UNESCO, Paris, France

Yasenimary is a rising senior in Cabot House living in Fitchburg, Massachusetts. She is originally from Yabucoa, Puerto Rico and plans on concentrating in History and Literature and Romance Languages. On campus, Yasenimary currently serves as director of social media with PALABRITAS Latinx Literary Magazine and social chair for La Organización de Puertorriqueños. In the past, she has served as co-President of Fuerza Latina, co-Director of PBHA's ASB trips, and board member of the Cabot Third Space art studio. She is extremely excited about working with UNESCO this summer.

Michael Zhu

United Community Housing Coalition, Detroit, MI

Michael Zhu is a rising junior in Leverett House studying Social Studies. Throughout his time at Harvard, Michael has been particularly interested in both legal advocacy and community service. On campus, he has been heavily involved with the Small Claims Advisory Service, having served as a member of the SCAS Legal Research team, as a Workgroup Trainer for student volunteers, and currently as one of the non-profit’s Finance Directors. Outside of Harvard, Michael has worked at the Massachusetts State Senate as Legislative Intern to the Assistant Majority Leader, Senator Michael J. Barrett. In his time at the State Senate, Michael's work primarily focused on policies dealing with Massachusetts’ public education system, renewable energy regulations and initiatives, and solutions to poverty alleviation in Massachusetts. In his free time, Michael is passionate about cooking, playing tennis, and reading books on history and philosophy. This summer, Michael is excited to be interning for the United Community Housing Coalition, where he will be working to help prevent evictions, foreclosures, and homelessness in Detroit during a time of both pandemic and endemic economic strife in America.

Johannes Lang

United Nation's High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Switzerland

Johannes Lang is a rising senior in Eliot House studying Government with a secondary in Economics and citations in Arabic and Chinese. On campus, Johannes has been worked for the past two years on the leadership team of the Harvard Undergraduate UNICEF Club. In addition, he has contributed to a number of publications and been active in different comedy organizations. Currently based in his hometown of Vienna, Austria, Johannes is excited to learn more about the United Nations system and help raise awareness about the ongoing international refugee crises amidst the pandemic this summer.

Woojin Lim

United Nations Human Rights Council / International Justice and Human Rights Clinic

Woojin Lim is a rising junior in Winthrop House from Vancouver, Canada. At Harvard, he is concentrating in Philosophy with a focus on normative categories, and pursuing a secondary in Government. Outside of classes, Woojin serves as managing editor of The Harvard Review of Philosophy, columnist at The Harvard Crimson, and undergraduate facilitator of the Human Rights Working Group (EMR). He also works as a research assistant studying technology governance, whistleblowing, theories of justice, and social inequality. This summer he is excited to conduct legal research for the UN and advance international advocacy projects.

Seth Filo

United States Conference of Mayors, Washington D.C.

Seth Filo is a rising junior from in Mather house studying Economics with a secondary in Government. On campus, he is involved with Harvard Model United Nations, which aims to simulate real world problems and prepare students around the world for creative problem solving, which he attempts to hone himself through his involvement with the Harvard College Consulting Group. Seth is thrilled to be working with the United States Conference of Mayors, a non-partisan organization that connects mayors from around the country and strives to create aligned policy goals for local governments, and is excited to work with a diverse collective of inspiring local leaders.

Eli Langley

United States Conference of Mayors, Washington D.C.

Eli Langley is a native Southerner, born and raised on the Coushatta Reservation in Elton, Louisiana. He is the first person from his tribe and his town to attend Harvard, and he is proud to share his culture with anyone he meets. He is a rising senior at the College, where concentrates in Government, with interests also in history, English, and linguistics. He is passionate about local government and state-based issues, which motivated him to work for the US Conference of Mayors this summer. He hopes to one day attend law school and eventually work as a public servant.

Alexis Elliot

US Department of State, Washington D.C.

Alexis Elliot is a rising junior in Kirkland House from Roseland, New Jersey. She is pursuing a concentration in Economics with a citation in Spanish and an interest in Sino-Africa relations. At Harvard, she is involved with the Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club as she serves as the VP for Corporate Relations, she is a proud member of Harvard Women in Business, and she enjoys being a team member of Harvard Women’s Club Soccer. This summer, Alexis looks forward to her internship at the State Department, where she is eager to learn more about public diplomacy in the Policy, Planning, and Resources Office.

Davis Tyler-Dudley

USAID, Washington D.C. | Amazon Sustainable Development Project at the Arapyaú Institute, Brazil

Davis Tyler-Dudley is a rising senior in Kirkland House originally from Birmingham, Alabama. He concentrates in Social Studies focusing on International Affairs with a secondary in Mind, Brain, Behavior. Davis serves as the President and CEO of the Harvard International Relations Council, advancing a mission of education, community-building, and youth empowerment on campus and around the world. When he's not working or studying, Davis enjoys performing with his a cappella group, the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones. This summer, Davis is excited to work with the U.S. Agency for International Development helping to coordinate international COVID-19 response.

Brenda Ceja

Variety Boys and Girls Club, Queens, NY

Brenda Ceja is a rising sophomore in Adams House from Whittier, CA. They intend to concentrate in Romance Languages and Literature with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights. They are interested in studying the ways that people interact with cities and the built environment, especially Latinx communities in LA, NYC, and Mexico. At Harvard, Brenda works for the Bok Center for Teaching as Learning as a Learning Lab Undergraduate Fellow. They are excited to work for the Variety Boys and Girls Club of Los Angeles this summer. They will be assisting the Club with their social media pages and virtual programming during social distancing.

Allanah Rolph

Vera Institute of Justice, Brooklyn, NY

Allanah is a rising sophomore at Harvard College studying History and Literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a citation in ASL. She is originally from Buffalo, South Dakota and looks forward to joining Mather house next year. On campus, she is a member of the Harvard Undergraduate Art Club and the Women in Law Association, and she writes for Harvard Tech Review. Some of her favorite experiences of freshman year were participating in the First-Year Outdoor Program and dancing in Ghungroo. Passionate about making sweeping changes to the criminal justice system, Allanah is thrilled to be working with the Vera Institute of Justice on their Initiative to End Girls' Incarceration with a small team of likeminded women. Through this opportunity, she will be able to influence policy which will eradicate the incarceration of girls and gender expansive youth, which disproportionally impacts young people of color. Eventually, this initiative hopes to eradicate incarceration of all youths, promoting a future of opportunity and not recidivism.

Alina Hachigian

When We All Vote, Washington D.C.

Alina Hachigian is a rising junior in Quincy House from Massachusetts. Concentrating in Psychology with an intended secondary in Economics, she’s passionate about connecting with others and understanding how they approach the world. On campus, she is a Peer Advising Fellow where she helps freshman adjust to the many facets of college life and is involved with the Harvard Organization for Prison Education & Advocacy. Additionally, she is a member of the Harvard Public Opinion Project, a research team that investigates young Americans’ political views and civic engagement. Alina is interested in the intersection between psychology and politics and is excited to explore these topics with When We All Vote during this election year!

Alida Monaco

World Bank, Washington D.C.

Alida Monaco is a rising senior in Cabot House studying Environmental Science and Public Policy focused in Economics with a secondary in Astrophysics and a citation in Italian. On campus, she is an intern at the Harvard Office for Sustainability and is passionate about the intersection of environmental economics and politics. She served as the President of the Harvard Ballroom Dance Team for the past year, and loves to dance with the team in her free time. This summer, she is excited to pursue her interests in community outreach and volunteerism through her internship with the World Bank, especially at a time when giving back is so important.

Carina Peng

World Health Organization Regional Office for the Americas

Carina is a rising sophomore in Dunster House from Chicago, IL. On campus, Carina spends her time with Harvard College Data Analytics Group, Harvard College China Forum, Consulting on Business and the Environment, and Chinese Students Association. This summer, Carina is working remotely with the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO / WHO) on modeling projects to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. She feels extremely lucky to be a part of the work of an organization that is doing incredible work to fight against the global pandemic. Carina is excited to use data science to help the public health sector this summer.

Daiana Lilo

Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, New Haven, CT

Daiana Lilo is a rising junior in Cabot House, originally from Cheshire, Connecticut. Daiana is studying Government with a secondary in Economics and a language citation in Russian. She is heavily involved as a research assistant at Harvard's Institute for Quantitative Social Science, where she completes research revolving around National Security for Harvard's Government Department. She has also been involved with the Institute of Politics, and is currently President of the Albanian Student Association. Outside of Harvard, she is a part of United Stateless, an organization dedicated to working with stateless individuals throughout the United States. Daiana is excited to explore a sustainability, climate change, and environmental policy this summer with the Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy.