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Business & Government

Lea Aboumoussa

Léa Aboumoussa

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Léa is passionate about humanitarian affairs. Before coming to HKS, Léa spent five years working in urgent humanitarian contexts within the United Nations’... Read more about Léa Aboumoussa
Salina Abraham

Salina Abraham

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
Salina Abraham is an Eritrean-American environmentalist and advocate for multi-stakeholder partnerships for climate action. She is the Regional Hub Manager for... Read more about Salina Abraham
Sakina Abu Boakye

Sakina Abu Boakye

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Sakina Abu Boakye worked within the Chicago office of J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank for the past six years before deciding to pursue dual MBA/MPP degrees at... Read more about Sakina Abu Boakye
Saeed Alkaabi

Saeed Alkaabi

Harvard Kennedy School
MC-MPA Candidate, 2023
Saeed Alkaabi served in the areas of planning and performance management within several government sector in Abu Dhabi-UAE including Health, Food safety and... Read more about Saeed Alkaabi
Nicholas Ang

Nicholas Ang

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Master in Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Nicholas Ang is a third-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State... Read more about Nicholas Ang
Sara Asad

Sara Asad

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Sara Asad is an MBA/MPA-ID candidate at the Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). At HKS, Sara was a Rubenstein Fellow and served as... Read more about Sara Asad
Yaniv Azani

Yaniv Azani

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Chief Superintendent Yaniv Azani serves as the Head of the Operational Cyber Department in the cyber division of the Israel National Police, leading INP... Read more about Yaniv Azani
LaChaun Banks

LaChaun Banks

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

LaChaun J. Banks is a seasoned professional in economic development, strategic planning, leadership, and management. She currently serves as the inaugural...

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Lindsey Batteast

Lindsey Batteast

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Since high school, Lindsey has explored solutions to pressing social and economic issues. Lindsey honed her interests at Indiana University Bloomington,...

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Jennifer Beltran

Jennifer Beltran

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Jennifer Beltran is determined to tackle barriers to economic opportunity and break intergenerational cycles of poverty. She is a skilled policy analyst...

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Austin Boral

Austin Boral

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Austin Boral is a joint MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA candidate at the Harvard Business School. His passion for serving public... Read more about Austin Boral
Keith Calix

Keith Calix

Harvard Kennedy School
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Keith Calix is determined to develop a new modus operandi for education investment that advances the learning and employment outcomes of vulnerable communities... Read more about Keith Calix
Phoebe Canagarajah

Phoebe Canagarajah

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Phoebe Canagarajah worked for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on policies that impact eligibility for healthcare coverage through the...

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Sophia Costes

Sophia Costes

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2017 with a BSc in Political Science, Sophia Costes was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer.... Read more about Sophia Costes
David Cote

David Cote

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

David Cote is a retired Marine Corps officer with a background in data science, finance, and corporate citizenship. He graduated from the U.S. Naval...

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Alejandra Cuin

Alejandra Cuin

Harvard Kennedy School
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2024

Born and raised in a farmworker community ignited Alejandra Cuin Miranda’s passion for increasing access to opportunities and reducing inequities for...

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Dean Dioguardi

Dean Dioguardi

Harvard Business School
Harvard Law School
JD/MBA Candidate, 2025
Dean is a native of New York City and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 with a degree in international studies. After graduating from... Read more about Dean Dioguardi
Pablo Eguiguren

Pablo Eguiguren Reyes

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Pablo is an economist who worked for four years in the Government of Chile. During that period, he was Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economy (2018-...

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Swanee Golden

Swanee Golden

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Swanee Golden is a social impact practitioner passionate about advancing democratic engagement. She has worked at the intersection of technology and policy... Read more about Swanee Golden
Nina Harstad

Nina Harstad

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Prior to coming to HKS and HBS, Nina Harstad worked in consulting in the social impact space at FSG and Afton Bloom. While she was there, she worked on a range... Read more about Nina Harstad
Guadalupe Hayes-Mota

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota is an entrepreneur, executive, and public servant who comes from a working-class Mexican family that immigrated to the U.S. Currently...

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Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian

Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Jose Tomas is an industrial engineer from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, with experience in the educational, private, and public sectors. Jose Tomas... Read more about Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian
Gal Jaacobi

Gal Jaacobi

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Beginning her career in high tech, Gal chose a life of public service, wanting her life to have more meaning and a positive impact on the world. She completed... Read more about Gal Jaacobi
Yasmin Kayali

Yasmin Kayali

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Yasmin Kayali holds an MBA and a BA in PSPA from the American University of Beirut. Previously a marketeer with P&G and then an entrepreneur, she pivoted... Read more about Yasmin Kayali
Daniah Kheetan

Daniah Kheetan

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Daniah is an experienced strategy, policy, and management consultant with a demonstrated track record in working with governmental and public sector...

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Christine Kim

Christine Kim

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Christine most recently served as a senior policy manager for the Child, Parent, and Family team at MassHealth (Medicaid). At MassHealth, she designed a new... Read more about Christine Kim
Rita Kimani

Rita Kimani

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Rita is passionate about responsibly using technology to support sustainable economic prosperity for underserved communities. She is especially interested in... Read more about Rita Kimani
Sarah Leadem

Sarah Leadem Castro

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023

Sarah believes in the value and dignity of all work. Before starting law school, she worked as an organizer, strategic campaigner, and policy advocate. As...

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Charlotte Levine

Charlotte Levine

Harvard Business School
Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Charlotte Levine led tank and reconnaissance formations in the U.S. Army for five years as one of the nation’s first female armor officers. Charlotte graduated... Read more about Charlotte Levine
Darryl Lindie

Darryl Lindie

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Darryl is a 2014 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in naval architecture. After graduation, he served...

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Defense Policy

Megan Cordone

Megan Cordone

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Megan Cordone is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Space Force and a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. As a 2021...

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Sophia Costes

Sophia Costes

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2017 with a BSc in Political Science, Sophia Costes was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer.... Read more about Sophia Costes
Dean Dioguardi

Dean Dioguardi

Harvard Business School
Harvard Law School
JD/MBA Candidate, 2025
Dean is a native of New York City and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 with a degree in international studies. After graduating from... Read more about Dean Dioguardi
Andy Franklin

Andy Franklin

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Before starting graduate school, Andy served as a United States Air Force intelligence officer, with assignments in Colorado, South Korea, and Germany in...

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Sean Frederick

Sean Frederick

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Major Sean Frederick is an officer in the United States Space Force, acting as a developmental engineer and program manager for space-based defense... Read more about Sean Frederick
Sydney Hansen

Sydney Hansen

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Sydney Hansen is a distinguished graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, majoring in Economics with minors in both Spanish and Arabic. At the... Read more about Sydney Hansen
Korde Inniss

Korde Inniss

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Korde is an Air Force veteran and graduate of Morehouse College. During his time in the United States military, he served as an intelligence officer and...

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Darryl Lindie

Darryl Lindie

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Darryl is a 2014 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in naval architecture. After graduation, he served...

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Grant Mallalieu

Grant Mallalieu

Harvard Kennedy School
Master of Public Administration Candidate, 2024

Grant Mallalieu is pursuing concurrent master’s degrees in public administration and business administration at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Wharton...

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Katie Medford-Davis

Katie Medford-Davis

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2012 with a BSc in history and a minor in Spanish, Katie commissioned as a naval aviator. Her...

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Charles Meire

Charles Meire

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Charles is a native Virginian and served as a Signal Corps officer in the Virginia Army National Guard. He was most recently activated in the National...

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Grace Park

Grace Park

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
Grace is currently a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School studying AI safety, governance, and policy. While at HKS, they co-founded the Cyber. RAR... Read more about Grace Park
Bogart Roy

Bogart Roy

Harvard Business School
Master of Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Bogart Roy served as a field artillery officer in the United States Army where he was primarily stationed in Georgia and the Republic of Korea. He is a dual US... Read more about Bogart Roy
Caroline Sabatt

Caroline Sabatt

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
MPP/MBA Candidate, 2025

Prior to attending Harvard, Caroline Sabatt served as the COO of No One Left Behind, a nonprofit working to evacuate and resettle Afghan allies who worked...

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Kristi Tanaka

Kristi Tanaka

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024

Kristi was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. Her call to public service began at the United States Air Force Academy, where she earned a BSc in...

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Education

Saeed Alkaabi

Saeed Alkaabi

Harvard Kennedy School
MC-MPA Candidate, 2023
Saeed Alkaabi served in the areas of planning and performance management within several government sector in Abu Dhabi-UAE including Health, Food safety and... Read more about Saeed Alkaabi
Faith Ambrose

Faith Ambrose

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Faith Ambrose served as a second-grade reading teacher before pursuing her degree in public policy. During her time as a teacher, she was exposed to an... Read more about Faith Ambrose
Ashley Betts

Ashley Betts

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Ashley Betts is pursuing an MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School as a CPL Fellow for Serving African American Communities and an MBA at the Wharton School as a... Read more about Ashley Betts
Kenza Bouhaj

Kenza Bouhaj

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Kenza Bouhaj is passionate about human capital development in emerging markets, particularly in Africa and Latin America. She is eager to work to expand...

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Keith Calix

Keith Calix

Harvard Kennedy School
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Keith Calix is determined to develop a new modus operandi for education investment that advances the learning and employment outcomes of vulnerable communities... Read more about Keith Calix
David Cote

David Cote

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

David Cote is a retired Marine Corps officer with a background in data science, finance, and corporate citizenship. He graduated from the U.S. Naval...

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Angel Cox

Angel Cox

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Master of Education Candidate, 2023
As a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Angel Cox prosecuted functionally illiterate juvenile defendants. She stood at the intersection of... Read more about Angel Cox
Michelle De La Isla

Michelle De La Isla

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Michelle has served Kansas families in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors during her career. However, her journey into public service was not easy...

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Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian

Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Jose Tomas is an industrial engineer from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, with experience in the educational, private, and public sectors. Jose Tomas... Read more about Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian
Yeti Khim

Yeti Khim

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Yeti Khim is passionate about applying herself at the intersection of technology and social entrepreneurship to amplify human potential. She fell in love with... Read more about Yeti Khim
Ashley Kyalwazi

Ashley N. Kyalwazi

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Ashley Kyalwazi was born and raised in Sacramento, CA by parents Michael and Winnie Kyalwazi, who immigrated to the United States from Uganda in the early 90s... Read more about Ashley N. Kyalwazi
Bogart Roy

Bogart Roy

Harvard Business School
Master of Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Bogart Roy served as a field artillery officer in the United States Army where he was primarily stationed in Georgia and the Republic of Korea. He is a dual US... Read more about Bogart Roy
Juan Saldaña

Juan Saldaña

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Juan Saldaña focuses on designing more equitable systems. As an associate director at Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, he worked to more...

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Shalom Weil

Shalom Weil

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Shalom Weil has served as the principal of the ORT Pelech High School for boys in Jerusalem, which he founded in 2015. He also served as principal of the...

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Matan Yaffe

Matan Yaffe

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Matan Yaffe is a committed entrepreneur with a proven track record of leading projects. He established and managed Desert Stars (2013), an NGO dedicated to... Read more about Matan Yaffe

Energy

Michael Bueno

Michael Bueno

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Michael is an independent consultant with several years of experience working on environmental policy in Washington, D.C. He previously supported state...

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Yong Jung Cho

Yong Jung Cho

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Yong Jung Cho is an organizer and political strategist with a decade of experience in progressive politics. She mobilized tens of thousands of young...

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George Hampton

George Hampton

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
George is a senior UN leader and energy and climate activist, committed to leveraging globalization for social justice and system change. Most recently he has... Read more about George Hampton
Angel Ibanez

Ángel Ibañez

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Ángel was born and raised in San José, California. Before coming to HKS, he was an advisor to San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, working to advance equity and...

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Noa Litmanovitz

Noa Litmanovitz

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Noa Litmanovitz is Head of Finance at the National Public Transportation Authority at the Ministry of Transportation of Israel (MOT). In her current...

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Daniel Walker

Daniel Walker

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024

Daniel served as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, piloting the T-6, T-38, F-16, and F-22 from 2011 to 2021. As an officer, Daniel led...

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Benjamin Wisniewski

Benjamin Wisniewski

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Ben Wisniewski was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Out of a desire to serve and in search of adventure, he attended the United States Naval... Read more about Benjamin Wisniewski

Environment

Salina Abraham

Salina Abraham

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
Salina Abraham is an Eritrean-American environmentalist and advocate for multi-stakeholder partnerships for climate action. She is the Regional Hub Manager for... Read more about Salina Abraham
Andrea Boza Zanatta

Andrea Boza Zanatta

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Andrea, a native of Barcelona, Spain, is a joint MBA & MPP at Harvard University. With experience across the public, private and social sectors, Andrea has... Read more about Andrea Boza Zanatta
Michael Bueno

Michael Bueno

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Michael is an independent consultant with several years of experience working on environmental policy in Washington, D.C. He previously supported state...

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Ananya Chhaochharia

Ananya Chhaochharia

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Ananya Chhaochharia founded Paint it Red Foundation, a nonprofit organization in India combatting period poverty through education, awareness, and sustainable... Read more about Ananya Chhaochharia
George Hampton

George Hampton

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
George is a senior UN leader and energy and climate activist, committed to leveraging globalization for social justice and system change. Most recently he has... Read more about George Hampton
Angel Ibanez

Ángel Ibañez

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Ángel was born and raised in San José, California. Before coming to HKS, he was an advisor to San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, working to advance equity and...

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Kyle Lakatos

Kyle Lakatos

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Kyle Lakatos is an aspiring physician and politician with ambitions to create a culture of health, emphasizing an expansion of care systems to be more... Read more about Kyle Lakatos
Charlotte Levine

Charlotte Levine

Harvard Business School
Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Charlotte Levine led tank and reconnaissance formations in the U.S. Army for five years as one of the nation’s first female armor officers. Charlotte graduated... Read more about Charlotte Levine
Lily Ma

Lily J. Ma

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Lily is passionate about creating solutions to development challenges that bridge the private and public sectors and drive sustainable impact. Before arriving... Read more about Lily J. Ma
Hannah Mae Merten

Hannah Mae Merten

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Growing up in Denver, Hannah Mae Merten watched her hometown boom and redefine itself, for better and worse. Wanting to better understand how cities transform... Read more about Hannah Mae Merten
Adaeze Okoli

Adaeze Okoli

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Adaeze Okoli is a trained social scientist passionate about building a more sustainable global food system. The proud daughter of educators, her call to...

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Amita Ramachandran

Amita Ramachandran

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Amita was the chief operating officer and founding team member of the India Climate Collaborative, India’s largest collaborative platform, which brings...

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Kartik Sahni

Kartik Sahni

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Kartik grew up in New Delhi, India. He has worked at the intersection of the private, nonprofit and public sectors, focusing on some critical issues facing... Read more about Kartik Sahni
Jake Sortor

Jake Sortor

Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
Juris Doctor Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Jake majored in economics at the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 2015. During his time there, Jake played Division I baseball, was a member...

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Benjamin Wisniewski

Benjamin Wisniewski

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Ben Wisniewski was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Out of a desire to serve and in search of adventure, he attended the United States Naval... Read more about Benjamin Wisniewski

Human Rights

Soren Duggan

Soren Duggan

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Soren served for nine years in the United States Army, operating in multifaceted intelligence collection roles for U.S. Special Operations while tasked...

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Mohamed Gabir

Mohamed Gabir

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023
Mohamed served in various leadership roles as a John B. Ervin Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. As the head coordinator of HOPE, he oversaw a... Read more about Mohamed Gabir
Rai Gessesse

Raie Gessesse

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Raie is a fierce leader with more than seven years of experience organizing in her community to build the power of young women and especially young women...

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George Hampton

George Hampton

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
George is a senior UN leader and energy and climate activist, committed to leveraging globalization for social justice and system change. Most recently he has... Read more about George Hampton
Sydney Hansen

Sydney Hansen

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Sydney Hansen is a distinguished graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, majoring in Economics with minors in both Spanish and Arabic. At the... Read more about Sydney Hansen
Reine-Marcelle Ibala

Reine-Marcelle Ibala

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Originally from Congo (Brazzaville), Reine-Marcelle Ibala immigrated to the US with her family through political asylum. Her experience compelled her to study... Read more about Reine-Marcelle Ibala
Charles Meire

Charles Meire

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Charles is a native Virginian and served as a Signal Corps officer in the Virginia Army National Guard. He was most recently activated in the National...

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Ruvimbo Mushavi

Ruvimbo Mushavi

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Ruvimbo Mushavi graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a major in international relations and a minor in French. Since then,...

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Juan Saldaña

Juan Saldaña

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Juan Saldaña focuses on designing more equitable systems. As an associate director at Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, he worked to more...

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Nicole Talerman

Nicole Talerman

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Nikki Talerman is an aspiring social innovator with a passion for economic accessibility and housing issues. She is pursuing a joint MPP/MBA...

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Nitzan Wulkan

Nitzan Wulkan

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Nitzan Wulkan is a senior prosecutor & head of financial enforcement in the securities department at the Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office, where she... Read more about Nitzan Wulkan

Immigration

Ibrahim Bharmal

Ibrahim Bharmal

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2025
Ibrahim Bharmal is an aspiring immigration lawyer and community organizer. He has worked in a variety of contexts within the immigrant rights space: from a... Read more about Ibrahim Bharmal

International Development

Lea Aboumoussa

Léa Aboumoussa

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Léa is passionate about humanitarian affairs. Before coming to HKS, Léa spent five years working in urgent humanitarian contexts within the United Nations’... Read more about Léa Aboumoussa
Salina Abraham

Salina Abraham

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
Salina Abraham is an Eritrean-American environmentalist and advocate for multi-stakeholder partnerships for climate action. She is the Regional Hub Manager for... Read more about Salina Abraham
Sakina Abu Boakye

Sakina Abu Boakye

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Sakina Abu Boakye worked within the Chicago office of J.P. Morgan’s Private Bank for the past six years before deciding to pursue dual MBA/MPP degrees at... Read more about Sakina Abu Boakye
Rehan Adamjee

Rehan Adamjee

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Rehan is joining HKS after 5 years of experience in the social impact & public health space in Pakistan. He recently served as the strategy and growth lead... Read more about Rehan Adamjee
Zubaidah Al-Awadhi

Zubaidah Al-Awadhi

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Zubaidah is a senior official at the Yemeni Prime Minister’s office. She has an experience of 14 years of public service, specialist in Public Reform, Risk... Read more about Zubaidah Al-Awadhi
Lindsey Batteast

Lindsey Batteast

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Since high school, Lindsey has explored solutions to pressing social and economic issues. Lindsey honed her interests at Indiana University Bloomington,...

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Safiyah Bharwani

Safiyah Bharwani

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Safiyah is joining HKS from Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks, a biosecurity and public health startup. She joined Concentric as an early-stage employee and...

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Pablo Eguiguren

Pablo Eguiguren Reyes

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Pablo is an economist who worked for four years in the Government of Chile. During that period, he was Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economy (2018-...

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Christine Jarjour

Christine Jarjour

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Christine most recently worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. While at BCG, her focus was on supporting nonprofits and foundations... Read more about Christine Jarjour
Yasmin Kayali

Yasmin Kayali

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Yasmin Kayali holds an MBA and a BA in PSPA from the American University of Beirut. Previously a marketeer with P&G and then an entrepreneur, she pivoted... Read more about Yasmin Kayali
Daniah Kheetan

Daniah Kheetan

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Daniah is an experienced strategy, policy, and management consultant with a demonstrated track record in working with governmental and public sector...

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Rita Kimani

Rita Kimani

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Rita is passionate about responsibly using technology to support sustainable economic prosperity for underserved communities. She is especially interested in... Read more about Rita Kimani
Weiwei Liu

Weiwei Liu

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Weiwei Liu worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New York as a management consultant in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and as a government...

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Lily Ma

Lily J. Ma

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Lily is passionate about creating solutions to development challenges that bridge the private and public sectors and drive sustainable impact. Before arriving... Read more about Lily J. Ma
Meghana Mishra

Meghana Mishra

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023
Meghana Mishra is a third-year student at Harvard Medical School. During her time in medical school, she has worked to improve access to healthy meals for... Read more about Meghana Mishra
Ruvimbo Mushavi

Ruvimbo Mushavi

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Ruvimbo Mushavi graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a major in international relations and a minor in French. Since then,...

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Adaeze Okoli

Adaeze Okoli

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Adaeze Okoli is a trained social scientist passionate about building a more sustainable global food system. The proud daughter of educators, her call to...

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Amita Ramachandran

Amita Ramachandran

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Amita was the chief operating officer and founding team member of the India Climate Collaborative, India’s largest collaborative platform, which brings...

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Priyanka Saha

Priyanka Saha

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Priyanka is passionate about creating innovative business solutions that drive social impact. After graduating from Northwestern University, she worked as a... Read more about Priyanka Saha
Kartik Sahni

Kartik Sahni

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Kartik grew up in New Delhi, India. He has worked at the intersection of the private, nonprofit and public sectors, focusing on some critical issues facing... Read more about Kartik Sahni
Juan Saldaña

Juan Saldaña

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Juan Saldaña focuses on designing more equitable systems. As an associate director at Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative, he worked to more...

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Nicole Talerman

Nicole Talerman

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Nikki Talerman is an aspiring social innovator with a passion for economic accessibility and housing issues. She is pursuing a joint MPP/MBA...

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Anna Tayag

Anna Carmina Tayag

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Anna Tayag worked in the government of the Philippines’ Department of Transportation. Serving directly under the Secretary of Transportation and the... Read more about Anna Carmina Tayag
VK Vu

VK Vu

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
VK Vu aspires to close inequality gaps, especially in emerging markets and for gender inequality, through increasing access to and improve the design of... Read more about VK Vu
Kristin Wihera

Kristin Wihera

Harvard Business School
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Master in Business Administration Candidate & Master of Science Candidate, 2023

Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Kristin completed her undergraduate studies as a member of the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Boston...

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nternational Relations

Lea Aboumoussa

Léa Aboumoussa

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Léa is passionate about humanitarian affairs. Before coming to HKS, Léa spent five years working in urgent humanitarian contexts within the United Nations’... Read more about Léa Aboumoussa
Zubaidah Al-Awadhi

Zubaidah Al-Awadhi

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Zubaidah is a senior official at the Yemeni Prime Minister’s office. She has an experience of 14 years of public service, specialist in Public Reform, Risk... Read more about Zubaidah Al-Awadhi
Sara Asad

Sara Asad

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Sara Asad is an MBA/MPA-ID candidate at the Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). At HKS, Sara was a Rubenstein Fellow and served as... Read more about Sara Asad
Yaniv Azani

Yaniv Azani

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Chief Superintendent Yaniv Azani serves as the Head of the Operational Cyber Department in the cyber division of the Israel National Police, leading INP... Read more about Yaniv Azani
Megan Cordone

Megan Cordone

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Megan Cordone is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Space Force and a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. As a 2021...

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Sophia Costes

Sophia Costes

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2017 with a BSc in Political Science, Sophia Costes was commissioned as a Surface Warfare Officer.... Read more about Sophia Costes
Sybil Fares

Sybil Fares

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Sybil is exploring her passion at the intersection of foreign affairs, statecraft, and policy-making. Prior to HKS, she advised governments in the Middle...

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Andy Franklin

Andy Franklin

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Before starting graduate school, Andy served as a United States Air Force intelligence officer, with assignments in Colorado, South Korea, and Germany in...

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Sean Frederick

Sean Frederick

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Major Sean Frederick is an officer in the United States Space Force, acting as a developmental engineer and program manager for space-based defense... Read more about Sean Frederick
George Hampton

George Hampton

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
George is a senior UN leader and energy and climate activist, committed to leveraging globalization for social justice and system change. Most recently he has... Read more about George Hampton
Sydney Hansen

Sydney Hansen

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Sydney Hansen is a distinguished graduate from the United States Air Force Academy, majoring in Economics with minors in both Spanish and Arabic. At the... Read more about Sydney Hansen
Korde Inniss

Korde Inniss

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Korde is an Air Force veteran and graduate of Morehouse College. During his time in the United States military, he served as an intelligence officer and...

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Daniah Kheetan

Daniah Kheetan

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Daniah is an experienced strategy, policy, and management consultant with a demonstrated track record in working with governmental and public sector...

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Weiwei Liu

Weiwei Liu

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Weiwei Liu worked at the United Nations Secretariat in New York as a management consultant in Argentina, Brazil and Chile and as a government...

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Grant Mallalieu

Grant Mallalieu

Harvard Kennedy School
Master of Public Administration Candidate, 2024

Grant Mallalieu is pursuing concurrent master’s degrees in public administration and business administration at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Wharton...

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Nesrine Mbarek

Nesrine Mbarek

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Nesrine was a John Gardner Fellow for Public Service, working in the Middle East program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Nesrine’s...

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Katie Medford-Davis

Katie Medford-Davis

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2012 with a BSc in history and a minor in Spanish, Katie commissioned as a naval aviator. Her...

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Charles Meire

Charles Meire

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Charles is a native Virginian and served as a Signal Corps officer in the Virginia Army National Guard. He was most recently activated in the National...

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Ruvimbo Mushavi

Ruvimbo Mushavi

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Ruvimbo Mushavi graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College with a major in international relations and a minor in French. Since then,...

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Caroline Sabatt

Caroline Sabatt

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
MPP/MBA Candidate, 2025

Prior to attending Harvard, Caroline Sabatt served as the COO of No One Left Behind, a nonprofit working to evacuate and resettle Afghan allies who worked...

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Rachel Shakerdge

Rachel Shakerdge

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Rachel Shakerdge holds an LLB in law and LLM in Jewish law from a pioneering program for women, graduating magna cum laude. Rachel established... Read more about Rachel Shakerdge
Daniel Walker

Daniel Walker

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024

Daniel served as a fighter pilot in the United States Air Force, piloting the T-6, T-38, F-16, and F-22 from 2011 to 2021. As an officer, Daniel led...

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Benjamin Wisniewski

Benjamin Wisniewski

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Ben Wisniewski was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Out of a desire to serve and in search of adventure, he attended the United States Naval... Read more about Benjamin Wisniewski

Labor Policy

Tasila Banda

Tasila Banda

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

After graduating from Cambridge University with a BA in Law, Tasila worked as a corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions at Freshfields...

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Kenza Bouhaj

Kenza Bouhaj

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Kenza Bouhaj is passionate about human capital development in emerging markets, particularly in Africa and Latin America. She is eager to work to expand...

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Sarah Leadem

Sarah Leadem Castro

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023

Sarah believes in the value and dignity of all work. Before starting law school, she worked as an organizer, strategic campaigner, and policy advocate. As...

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Casey Nakamura

Casey Nakamura

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024
Casey Nakamura served on active duty in the United States Army from 2018-2022 as a tactical control officer assigned to the PATRIOT Missile System both abroad... Read more about Casey Nakamura
Jake Sortor

Jake Sortor

Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
Juris Doctor Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Jake majored in economics at the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 2015. During his time there, Jake played Division I baseball, was a member...

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Media

Morgan Brewton-Johnson

Morgan Brewton-Johnson

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Morgan Brewton-Johnson is passionate about leveraging public and private institutions for progress toward a more sustainable, equitable world. She has spent... Read more about Morgan Brewton-Johnson
Nida Hasan

Nida Hasan

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Nida Hasan has supported hundreds of social impact digital campaigns in the space of gender, health, human rights and has brought several policy changes...

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Kartik Sahni

Kartik Sahni

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Kartik grew up in New Delhi, India. He has worked at the intersection of the private, nonprofit and public sectors, focusing on some critical issues facing... Read more about Kartik Sahni

Medicine

Nicholas Ang

Nicholas Ang

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Master in Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Nicholas Ang is a third-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State... Read more about Nicholas Ang
Will Boles

Will Boles

Harvard Kennedy School
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Will Boles was inspired to pursue public service following his tenure as an inaugural Louisiana Governor’s Fellow, where he worked on a statewide effort to... Read more about Will Boles
Joel Burt-Miller

Joel Burt-Miller

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Joel Burt-Miller is a rising fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Joel has deep passion for serving... Read more about Joel Burt-Miller
Melissa Eidman

Melissa Eidman

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Stanford School of Medicine
Master in Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Melissa Eidman is a member of the Yurok Tribe pursuing an MD and MPH. From community college, she transferred to Stanford University, where she earned a BA in... Read more about Melissa Eidman
Mohamed Gabir

Mohamed Gabir

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023
Mohamed served in various leadership roles as a John B. Ervin Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. As the head coordinator of HOPE, he oversaw a... Read more about Mohamed Gabir
Emma Hartswick

Emma Hartswick

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023

Emma graduated from Dartmouth College with majors in sociology and biology, and served as a Community Impact Fellow at the Upper Valley Public Health...

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Ashley Kyalwazi

Ashley N. Kyalwazi

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Ashley Kyalwazi was born and raised in Sacramento, CA by parents Michael and Winnie Kyalwazi, who immigrated to the United States from Uganda in the early 90s... Read more about Ashley N. Kyalwazi
Moran Lavie

Moran Lavie

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and child abuse and neglect, Dr. Moran Lavie is a health care executive, active researcher, and innovation... Read more about Moran Lavie
Meghana Mishra

Meghana Mishra

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023
Meghana Mishra is a third-year student at Harvard Medical School. During her time in medical school, she has worked to improve access to healthy meals for... Read more about Meghana Mishra
LaShyra Nolen

LaShyra Nolen

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Born and raised in Southern California, LaShyra “Lash” Nolen is a writer, activist, and dual-degree student at Harvard Medical School, where she is serving as... Read more about LaShyra Nolen
David Velasquez

David Velasquez

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School & Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023, Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023, & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024

A son of low-income Central American immigrants, David graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, where he co-founded...

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Kristin Wihera

Kristin Wihera

Harvard Business School
Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Master in Business Administration Candidate & Master of Science Candidate, 2023

Originally from Littleton, Colorado, Kristin completed her undergraduate studies as a member of the Naval Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at Boston...

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Mitchell Winkie

Mitchell Winkie

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Business School
MD/MBA Candidate, 2024
Mitchell was born and raised in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Inspired by his parents’ public service in the Department of Justice, Mitchell attended the Naval... Read more about Mitchell Winkie

Politics

Zubaidah Al-Awadhi

Zubaidah Al-Awadhi

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Zubaidah is a senior official at the Yemeni Prime Minister’s office. She has an experience of 14 years of public service, specialist in Public Reform, Risk... Read more about Zubaidah Al-Awadhi
Faith Ambrose

Faith Ambrose

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Faith Ambrose served as a second-grade reading teacher before pursuing her degree in public policy. During her time as a teacher, she was exposed to an... Read more about Faith Ambrose
LaChaun Banks

LaChaun Banks

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

LaChaun J. Banks is a seasoned professional in economic development, strategic planning, leadership, and management. She currently serves as the inaugural...

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Jennifer Beltran

Jennifer Beltran

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Jennifer Beltran is determined to tackle barriers to economic opportunity and break intergenerational cycles of poverty. She is a skilled policy analyst...

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Eliazar Chacha

Eliazar Chacha

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Eliazar Chacha is a first-generation Tanzanian American who owes his passion for law, politics, and philanthropy to his late mother Christine. He was born in... Read more about Eliazar Chacha
Ananya Chhaochharia

Ananya Chhaochharia

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Ananya Chhaochharia founded Paint it Red Foundation, a nonprofit organization in India combatting period poverty through education, awareness, and sustainable... Read more about Ananya Chhaochharia
Yong Jung Cho

Yong Jung Cho

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Yong Jung Cho is an organizer and political strategist with a decade of experience in progressive politics. She mobilized tens of thousands of young...

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Soren Duggan

Soren Duggan

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Soren served for nine years in the United States Army, operating in multifaceted intelligence collection roles for U.S. Special Operations while tasked...

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Sybil Fares

Sybil Fares

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Sybil is exploring her passion at the intersection of foreign affairs, statecraft, and policy-making. Prior to HKS, she advised governments in the Middle...

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Swanee Golden

Swanee Golden

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Swanee Golden is a social impact practitioner passionate about advancing democratic engagement. She has worked at the intersection of technology and policy... Read more about Swanee Golden
Guadalupe Hayes-Mota

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota is an entrepreneur, executive, and public servant who comes from a working-class Mexican family that immigrated to the U.S. Currently...

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Drisana Hughes

Drisana Hughes

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Drisana Hughes is pursuing a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Holding a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in... Read more about Drisana Hughes
Phoebe Kotlikoff

Phoebe Kotlikoff

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024
Phoebe Kotlikoff served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy as part of the first generation of women in the silent service. At sea, she deployed... Read more about Phoebe Kotlikoff
Nesrine Mbarek

Nesrine Mbarek

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Nesrine was a John Gardner Fellow for Public Service, working in the Middle East program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Nesrine’s...

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Brandon Moore

Brandon Moore

Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School
MPP/MBA Candidate, 2025
Brandon Moore is a native of Connecticut’s northwest corner and recently served on active duty as a U.S. Army aviation officer from 2014 to 2022. From the... Read more about Brandon Moore
Grace Park

Grace Park

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
Grace is currently a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School studying AI safety, governance, and policy. While at HKS, they co-founded the Cyber. RAR... Read more about Grace Park
Gilbert Placeres

Gilbert Placeres

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2025

Gilbert grew up between New York City, the Dominican Republic, and Miami, Florida. He spent the past four years as an organizer, organizing director, and...

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Rachel Shakerdge

Rachel Shakerdge

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Rachel Shakerdge holds an LLB in law and LLM in Jewish law from a pioneering program for women, graduating magna cum laude. Rachel established... Read more about Rachel Shakerdge
Mattie Summerlin

Mattie Summerlin

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Mattie is a passionate advocate for equity and justice with a distinct interest in promoting democratic reform and political engagement. Their most recent work... Read more about Mattie Summerlin
Angie Tang

Angie Tang

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

As a dual degree student at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, Angie Tang is passionate about approaching healthcare delivery innovation...

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Nithin Venkatraman

Nithin Venkatraman

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2025
Nithin Venkatraman grew up in Howard County, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Science in neurobiology and... Read more about Nithin Venkatraman
Nitzan Wulkan

Nitzan Wulkan

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Nitzan Wulkan is a senior prosecutor & head of financial enforcement in the securities department at the Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office, where she... Read more about Nitzan Wulkan

Public Health

Rehan Adamjee

Rehan Adamjee

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Rehan is joining HKS after 5 years of experience in the social impact & public health space in Pakistan. He recently served as the strategy and growth lead... Read more about Rehan Adamjee
Nicholas Ang

Nicholas Ang

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Master in Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Nicholas Ang is a third-year medical student at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine and graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State... Read more about Nicholas Ang
Jalen Benson

Jalen Benson

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Jalen Benson is from Pensacola, Florida and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2017 with a degree in biology. Before medical school, he worked as a Narcan... Read more about Jalen Benson
Safiyah Bharwani

Safiyah Bharwani

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Safiyah is joining HKS from Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks, a biosecurity and public health startup. She joined Concentric as an early-stage employee and...

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Joel Burt-Miller

Joel Burt-Miller

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Joel Burt-Miller is a rising fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Joel has deep passion for serving... Read more about Joel Burt-Miller
Phoebe Canagarajah

Phoebe Canagarajah

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Phoebe Canagarajah worked for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on policies that impact eligibility for healthcare coverage through the...

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Michelle De La Isla

Michelle De La Isla

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Michelle has served Kansas families in the nonprofit, private, and public sectors during her career. However, her journey into public service was not easy...

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Pablo Eguiguren

Pablo Eguiguren Reyes

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Pablo is an economist who worked for four years in the Government of Chile. During that period, he was Chief of Staff to the Minister of Economy (2018-...

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Melissa Eidman

Melissa Eidman

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Stanford School of Medicine
Master in Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Melissa Eidman is a member of the Yurok Tribe pursuing an MD and MPH. From community college, she transferred to Stanford University, where she earned a BA in... Read more about Melissa Eidman
Mohamed Gabir

Mohamed Gabir

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023
Mohamed served in various leadership roles as a John B. Ervin Scholar at Washington University in St. Louis. As the head coordinator of HOPE, he oversaw a... Read more about Mohamed Gabir
Nina Harstad

Nina Harstad

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Prior to coming to HKS and HBS, Nina Harstad worked in consulting in the social impact space at FSG and Afton Bloom. While she was there, she worked on a range... Read more about Nina Harstad
Emma Hartswick

Emma Hartswick

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023

Emma graduated from Dartmouth College with majors in sociology and biology, and served as a Community Impact Fellow at the Upper Valley Public Health...

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Reine-Marcelle Ibala

Reine-Marcelle Ibala

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Originally from Congo (Brazzaville), Reine-Marcelle Ibala immigrated to the US with her family through political asylum. Her experience compelled her to study... Read more about Reine-Marcelle Ibala
Sonia Iyengar

Sonia Iyengar

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Sonia Iyengar is a medical student and Dean’s Merit Scholar at the University of Michigan. As a daughter to working-class South Asian immigrants, she is... Read more about Sonia Iyengar
Christine Jarjour

Christine Jarjour

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Christine most recently worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. While at BCG, her focus was on supporting nonprofits and foundations... Read more about Christine Jarjour
Christine Kim

Christine Kim

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Christine most recently served as a senior policy manager for the Child, Parent, and Family team at MassHealth (Medicaid). At MassHealth, she designed a new... Read more about Christine Kim
Kyle Lakatos

Kyle Lakatos

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Kyle Lakatos is an aspiring physician and politician with ambitions to create a culture of health, emphasizing an expansion of care systems to be more... Read more about Kyle Lakatos
Meghana Mishra

Meghana Mishra

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard Medical School
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023
Meghana Mishra is a third-year student at Harvard Medical School. During her time in medical school, she has worked to improve access to healthy meals for... Read more about Meghana Mishra
Angie Tang

Angie Tang

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

As a dual degree student at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School, Angie Tang is passionate about approaching healthcare delivery innovation...

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David Velasquez

David Velasquez

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School & Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023, Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023, & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024

A son of low-income Central American immigrants, David graduated summa cum laude from the University of Southern California, where he co-founded...

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Mitchell Winkie

Mitchell Winkie

Harvard Medical School
Harvard Business School
MD/MBA Candidate, 2024
Mitchell was born and raised in Bridgeport, West Virginia. Inspired by his parents’ public service in the Department of Justice, Mitchell attended the Naval... Read more about Mitchell Winkie

Race, Gender, & Identity

Tasila Banda

Tasila Banda

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

After graduating from Cambridge University with a BA in Law, Tasila worked as a corporate lawyer specializing in mergers and acquisitions at Freshfields...

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LaChaun Banks

LaChaun Banks

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

LaChaun J. Banks is a seasoned professional in economic development, strategic planning, leadership, and management. She currently serves as the inaugural...

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Jalen Benson

Jalen Benson

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Jalen Benson is from Pensacola, Florida and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2017 with a degree in biology. Before medical school, he worked as a Narcan... Read more about Jalen Benson
Ashley Betts

Ashley Betts

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Ashley Betts is pursuing an MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School as a CPL Fellow for Serving African American Communities and an MBA at the Wharton School as a... Read more about Ashley Betts
Will Boles

Will Boles

Harvard Kennedy School
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Will Boles was inspired to pursue public service following his tenure as an inaugural Louisiana Governor’s Fellow, where he worked on a statewide effort to... Read more about Will Boles
Morgan Brewton-Johnson

Morgan Brewton-Johnson

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Morgan Brewton-Johnson is passionate about leveraging public and private institutions for progress toward a more sustainable, equitable world. She has spent... Read more about Morgan Brewton-Johnson
Eliazar Chacha

Eliazar Chacha

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Eliazar Chacha is a first-generation Tanzanian American who owes his passion for law, politics, and philanthropy to his late mother Christine. He was born in... Read more about Eliazar Chacha
Ananya Chhaochharia

Ananya Chhaochharia

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Ananya Chhaochharia founded Paint it Red Foundation, a nonprofit organization in India combatting period poverty through education, awareness, and sustainable... Read more about Ananya Chhaochharia
Rai Gessesse

Raie Gessesse

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Raie is a fierce leader with more than seven years of experience organizing in her community to build the power of young women and especially young women...

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Nina Harstad

Nina Harstad

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Prior to coming to HKS and HBS, Nina Harstad worked in consulting in the social impact space at FSG and Afton Bloom. While she was there, she worked on a range... Read more about Nina Harstad
Nida Hasan

Nida Hasan

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Nida Hasan has supported hundreds of social impact digital campaigns in the space of gender, health, human rights and has brought several policy changes...

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Drisana Hughes

Drisana Hughes

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Drisana Hughes is pursuing a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Holding a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in... Read more about Drisana Hughes
Angel Ibanez

Ángel Ibañez

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Ángel was born and raised in San José, California. Before coming to HKS, he was an advisor to San José Mayor Sam Liccardo, working to advance equity and...

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Yeti Khim

Yeti Khim

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Yeti Khim is passionate about applying herself at the intersection of technology and social entrepreneurship to amplify human potential. She fell in love with... Read more about Yeti Khim
Charlotte Levine

Charlotte Levine

Harvard Business School
Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Charlotte Levine led tank and reconnaissance formations in the U.S. Army for five years as one of the nation’s first female armor officers. Charlotte graduated... Read more about Charlotte Levine
Darryl Lindie

Darryl Lindie

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Darryl is a 2014 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in naval architecture. After graduation, he served...

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Nesrine Mbarek

Nesrine Mbarek

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Nesrine was a John Gardner Fellow for Public Service, working in the Middle East program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Nesrine’s...

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Malcolm McClain

Malcolm McClain

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Malcolm McClain has centered his career around the notion that we all have a responsibility to leave the world better than we found it. In particular, he aims... Read more about Malcolm McClain
LaShyra Nolen

LaShyra Nolen

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Born and raised in Southern California, LaShyra “Lash” Nolen is a writer, activist, and dual-degree student at Harvard Medical School, where she is serving as... Read more about LaShyra Nolen
Mattie Summerlin

Mattie Summerlin

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Mattie is a passionate advocate for equity and justice with a distinct interest in promoting democratic reform and political engagement. Their most recent work... Read more about Mattie Summerlin
VK Vu

VK Vu

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
VK Vu aspires to close inequality gaps, especially in emerging markets and for gender inequality, through increasing access to and improve the design of... Read more about VK Vu

Social Justice

Saeed Alkaabi

Saeed Alkaabi

Harvard Kennedy School
MC-MPA Candidate, 2023
Saeed Alkaabi served in the areas of planning and performance management within several government sector in Abu Dhabi-UAE including Health, Food safety and... Read more about Saeed Alkaabi
Faith Ambrose

Faith Ambrose

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Faith Ambrose served as a second-grade reading teacher before pursuing her degree in public policy. During her time as a teacher, she was exposed to an... Read more about Faith Ambrose
Jennifer Beltran

Jennifer Beltran

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Jennifer Beltran is determined to tackle barriers to economic opportunity and break intergenerational cycles of poverty. She is a skilled policy analyst...

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Jalen Benson

Jalen Benson

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Jalen Benson is from Pensacola, Florida and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2017 with a degree in biology. Before medical school, he worked as a Narcan... Read more about Jalen Benson
Ashley Betts

Ashley Betts

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Ashley Betts is pursuing an MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School as a CPL Fellow for Serving African American Communities and an MBA at the Wharton School as a... Read more about Ashley Betts
Ibrahim Bharmal

Ibrahim Bharmal

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2025
Ibrahim Bharmal is an aspiring immigration lawyer and community organizer. He has worked in a variety of contexts within the immigrant rights space: from a... Read more about Ibrahim Bharmal
Will Boles

Will Boles

Harvard Kennedy School
Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Will Boles was inspired to pursue public service following his tenure as an inaugural Louisiana Governor’s Fellow, where he worked on a statewide effort to... Read more about Will Boles
Andrea Boza Zanatta

Andrea Boza Zanatta

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Andrea, a native of Barcelona, Spain, is a joint MBA & MPP at Harvard University. With experience across the public, private and social sectors, Andrea has... Read more about Andrea Boza Zanatta
Joel Burt-Miller

Joel Burt-Miller

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Joel Burt-Miller is a rising fourth-year medical student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville. Joel has deep passion for serving... Read more about Joel Burt-Miller
Phoebe Canagarajah

Phoebe Canagarajah

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024

Phoebe Canagarajah worked for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on policies that impact eligibility for healthcare coverage through the...

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Yong Jung Cho

Yong Jung Cho

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Yong Jung Cho is an organizer and political strategist with a decade of experience in progressive politics. She mobilized tens of thousands of young...

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David Cote

David Cote

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

David Cote is a retired Marine Corps officer with a background in data science, finance, and corporate citizenship. He graduated from the U.S. Naval...

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Angel Cox

Angel Cox

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Master of Education Candidate, 2023
As a prosecutor in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, Angel Cox prosecuted functionally illiterate juvenile defendants. She stood at the intersection of... Read more about Angel Cox
Melissa Eidman

Melissa Eidman

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Stanford School of Medicine
Master in Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Melissa Eidman is a member of the Yurok Tribe pursuing an MD and MPH. From community college, she transferred to Stanford University, where she earned a BA in... Read more about Melissa Eidman
Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2026
Amy Eisenstein is a compassionate advocate for economic justice policy reform. In her most recent role at Heartland Alliance, Amy was the primary organizer for... Read more about Amy Eisenstein
Simba Gandari

Simba Gandari

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Master in Education Candidate, 2023
Simba Gandari has spent 12 years serving underserved communities in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. Simba is dedicated to access, equity and inclusion. The... Read more about Simba Gandari
Amber Gonzales-Vargas

Amber Gonzales-Vargas

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Amber Gonzales-Vargas’s personal mission is to mobilize Latinx energy and talent to build a more equitable society. She resides in Boston and is a dual-...

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Emma Hartswick

Emma Hartswick

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023

Emma graduated from Dartmouth College with majors in sociology and biology, and served as a Community Impact Fellow at the Upper Valley Public Health...

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Nida Hasan

Nida Hasan

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Nida Hasan has supported hundreds of social impact digital campaigns in the space of gender, health, human rights and has brought several policy changes...

Read more about Nida Hasan
Drisana Hughes

Drisana Hughes

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Drisana Hughes is pursuing a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School. Holding a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania in... Read more about Drisana Hughes
Reine-Marcelle Ibala

Reine-Marcelle Ibala

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Weill Cornell Medical College
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2023 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Originally from Congo (Brazzaville), Reine-Marcelle Ibala immigrated to the US with her family through political asylum. Her experience compelled her to study... Read more about Reine-Marcelle Ibala
Sonia Iyengar

Sonia Iyengar

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Sonia Iyengar is a medical student and Dean’s Merit Scholar at the University of Michigan. As a daughter to working-class South Asian immigrants, she is... Read more about Sonia Iyengar
Gal Jaacobi

Gal Jaacobi

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Beginning her career in high tech, Gal chose a life of public service, wanting her life to have more meaning and a positive impact on the world. She completed... Read more about Gal Jaacobi
Yasmin Kayali

Yasmin Kayali

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Yasmin Kayali holds an MBA and a BA in PSPA from the American University of Beirut. Previously a marketeer with P&G and then an entrepreneur, she pivoted... Read more about Yasmin Kayali
Ashley Kyalwazi

Ashley N. Kyalwazi

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2024
Ashley Kyalwazi was born and raised in Sacramento, CA by parents Michael and Winnie Kyalwazi, who immigrated to the United States from Uganda in the early 90s... Read more about Ashley N. Kyalwazi
Kyle Lakatos

Kyle Lakatos

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Kyle Lakatos is an aspiring physician and politician with ambitions to create a culture of health, emphasizing an expansion of care systems to be more... Read more about Kyle Lakatos
Malcolm McClain

Malcolm McClain

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Malcolm McClain has centered his career around the notion that we all have a responsibility to leave the world better than we found it. In particular, he aims... Read more about Malcolm McClain
Brandon Moore

Brandon Moore

Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School
MPP/MBA Candidate, 2025
Brandon Moore is a native of Connecticut’s northwest corner and recently served on active duty as a U.S. Army aviation officer from 2014 to 2022. From the... Read more about Brandon Moore
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Sara Asad

Sara Asad

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Sara Asad is an MBA/MPA-ID candidate at the Harvard Business School (HBS) and Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). At HKS, Sara was a Rubenstein Fellow and served as... Read more about Sara Asad
Yaniv Azani

Yaniv Azani

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Chief Superintendent Yaniv Azani serves as the Head of the Operational Cyber Department in the cyber division of the Israel National Police, leading INP... Read more about Yaniv Azani
Lindsey Batteast

Lindsey Batteast

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Since high school, Lindsey has explored solutions to pressing social and economic issues. Lindsey honed her interests at Indiana University Bloomington,...

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Ashley Betts

Ashley Betts

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Ashley Betts is pursuing an MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School as a CPL Fellow for Serving African American Communities and an MBA at the Wharton School as a... Read more about Ashley Betts
Safiyah Bharwani

Safiyah Bharwani

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Safiyah is joining HKS from Concentric by Ginkgo Bioworks, a biosecurity and public health startup. She joined Concentric as an early-stage employee and...

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Austin Boral

Austin Boral

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Austin Boral is a joint MPP candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA candidate at the Harvard Business School. His passion for serving public... Read more about Austin Boral
Kenza Bouhaj

Kenza Bouhaj

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Kenza Bouhaj is passionate about human capital development in emerging markets, particularly in Africa and Latin America. She is eager to work to expand...

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Andrea Boza Zanatta

Andrea Boza Zanatta

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Andrea, a native of Barcelona, Spain, is a joint MBA & MPP at Harvard University. With experience across the public, private and social sectors, Andrea has... Read more about Andrea Boza Zanatta
Morgan Brewton-Johnson

Morgan Brewton-Johnson

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Morgan Brewton-Johnson is passionate about leveraging public and private institutions for progress toward a more sustainable, equitable world. She has spent... Read more about Morgan Brewton-Johnson
Michael Bueno

Michael Bueno

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Michael is an independent consultant with several years of experience working on environmental policy in Washington, D.C. He previously supported state...

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Keith Calix

Keith Calix

Harvard Kennedy School
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Keith Calix is determined to develop a new modus operandi for education investment that advances the learning and employment outcomes of vulnerable communities... Read more about Keith Calix
Megan Cordone

Megan Cordone

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Megan Cordone is a Second Lieutenant in the United States Space Force and a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. As a 2021...

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Alejandra Cuin

Alejandra Cuin

Harvard Kennedy School
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2024

Born and raised in a farmworker community ignited Alejandra Cuin Miranda’s passion for increasing access to opportunities and reducing inequities for...

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Sean Frederick

Sean Frederick

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Major Sean Frederick is an officer in the United States Space Force, acting as a developmental engineer and program manager for space-based defense... Read more about Sean Frederick
Swanee Golden

Swanee Golden

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Swanee Golden is a social impact practitioner passionate about advancing democratic engagement. She has worked at the intersection of technology and policy... Read more about Swanee Golden
Amber Gonzales-Vargas

Amber Gonzales-Vargas

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Amber Gonzales-Vargas’s personal mission is to mobilize Latinx energy and talent to build a more equitable society. She resides in Boston and is a dual-...

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Nida Hasan

Nida Hasan

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Nida Hasan has supported hundreds of social impact digital campaigns in the space of gender, health, human rights and has brought several policy changes...

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Guadalupe Hayes-Mota

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Guadalupe Hayes-Mota is an entrepreneur, executive, and public servant who comes from a working-class Mexican family that immigrated to the U.S. Currently...

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Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian

Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Jose Tomas is an industrial engineer from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, with experience in the educational, private, and public sectors. Jose Tomas... Read more about Jose Tomas Hidalgo-Jullian
Yeti Khim

Yeti Khim

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Yeti Khim is passionate about applying herself at the intersection of technology and social entrepreneurship to amplify human potential. She fell in love with... Read more about Yeti Khim
Christine Kim

Christine Kim

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Christine most recently served as a senior policy manager for the Child, Parent, and Family team at MassHealth (Medicaid). At MassHealth, she designed a new... Read more about Christine Kim
Rita Kimani

Rita Kimani

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Rita is passionate about responsibly using technology to support sustainable economic prosperity for underserved communities. She is especially interested in... Read more about Rita Kimani
Moran Lavie

Moran Lavie

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Certified in pediatrics, pediatric pulmonology and child abuse and neglect, Dr. Moran Lavie is a health care executive, active researcher, and innovation... Read more about Moran Lavie
Grant Mallalieu

Grant Mallalieu

Harvard Kennedy School
Master of Public Administration Candidate, 2024

Grant Mallalieu is pursuing concurrent master’s degrees in public administration and business administration at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Wharton...

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Katie Medford-Davis

Katie Medford-Davis

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

After graduating from the United States Naval Academy in 2012 with a BSc in history and a minor in Spanish, Katie commissioned as a naval aviator. Her...

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Hannah Mae Merten

Hannah Mae Merten

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Growing up in Denver, Hannah Mae Merten watched her hometown boom and redefine itself, for better and worse. Wanting to better understand how cities transform... Read more about Hannah Mae Merten
Francella Ochillo

Francella Ochillo

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Francella Ochillo is an attorney and tech policy expert whose work underscores how widespread connectivity can improve educational outcomes, economic... Read more about Francella Ochillo
Adaeze Okoli

Adaeze Okoli

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Adaeze Okoli is a trained social scientist passionate about building a more sustainable global food system. The proud daughter of educators, her call to...

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Grace Park

Grace Park

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
Grace is currently a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School studying AI safety, governance, and policy. While at HKS, they co-founded the Cyber. RAR... Read more about Grace Park
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Rehan Adamjee

Rehan Adamjee

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Rehan is joining HKS after 5 years of experience in the social impact & public health space in Pakistan. He recently served as the strategy and growth lead... Read more about Rehan Adamjee
Ashley Betts

Ashley Betts

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023
Ashley Betts is pursuing an MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School as a CPL Fellow for Serving African American Communities and an MBA at the Wharton School as a... Read more about Ashley Betts
Alejandra Cuin

Alejandra Cuin

Harvard Kennedy School
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2024

Born and raised in a farmworker community ignited Alejandra Cuin Miranda’s passion for increasing access to opportunities and reducing inequities for...

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Simba Gandari

Simba Gandari

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Master in Education Candidate, 2023
Simba Gandari has spent 12 years serving underserved communities in the Milwaukee and Chicago areas. Simba is dedicated to access, equity and inclusion. The... Read more about Simba Gandari
Sonia Iyengar

Sonia Iyengar

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Sonia Iyengar is a medical student and Dean’s Merit Scholar at the University of Michigan. As a daughter to working-class South Asian immigrants, she is... Read more about Sonia Iyengar
Noa Litmanovitz

Noa Litmanovitz

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Noa Litmanovitz is Head of Finance at the National Public Transportation Authority at the Ministry of Transportation of Israel (MOT). In her current...

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Hannah Mae Merten

Hannah Mae Merten

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Growing up in Denver, Hannah Mae Merten watched her hometown boom and redefine itself, for better and worse. Wanting to better understand how cities transform... Read more about Hannah Mae Merten
Lucas Peilert

Lucas Peilert

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Lucas plans to work at the intersection of urban transportation policy and emerging mobility technologies, with the goal of building safer, more sustainable,... Read more about Lucas Peilert
Gilbert Placeres

Gilbert Placeres

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2025

Gilbert grew up between New York City, the Dominican Republic, and Miami, Florida. He spent the past four years as an organizer, organizing director, and...

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Shani Radman

Shani Radman

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023
Shani Radman works for the Accountant General’s department in the Israeli Ministry of Finance. Her areas of expertise are in the execution of government policy... Read more about Shani Radman
Anna Tayag

Anna Carmina Tayag

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Anna Tayag worked in the government of the Philippines’ Department of Transportation. Serving directly under the Secretary of Transportation and the... Read more about Anna Carmina Tayag

Poverty & Inequality

Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2026
Amy Eisenstein is a compassionate advocate for economic justice policy reform. In her most recent role at Heartland Alliance, Amy was the primary organizer for... Read more about Amy Eisenstein
Christine Jarjour

Christine Jarjour

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025
Christine most recently worked as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. While at BCG, her focus was on supporting nonprofits and foundations... Read more about Christine Jarjour
Gilbert Placeres

Gilbert Placeres

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2025

Gilbert grew up between New York City, the Dominican Republic, and Miami, Florida. He spent the past four years as an organizer, organizing director, and...

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Economic Development

Gal Jaacobi

Gal Jaacobi

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Beginning her career in high tech, Gal chose a life of public service, wanting her life to have more meaning and a positive impact on the world. She completed... Read more about Gal Jaacobi
Jake Sortor

Jake Sortor

Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
Juris Doctor Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2025

Jake majored in economics at the United States Air Force Academy, graduating in 2015. During his time there, Jake played Division I baseball, was a member...

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Law

Faith Ambrose

Faith Ambrose

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2024
Faith Ambrose served as a second-grade reading teacher before pursuing her degree in public policy. During her time as a teacher, she was exposed to an... Read more about Faith Ambrose
Ibrahim Bharmal

Ibrahim Bharmal

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2025
Ibrahim Bharmal is an aspiring immigration lawyer and community organizer. He has worked in a variety of contexts within the immigrant rights space: from a... Read more about Ibrahim Bharmal
Eliazar Chacha

Eliazar Chacha

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Eliazar Chacha is a first-generation Tanzanian American who owes his passion for law, politics, and philanthropy to his late mother Christine. He was born in... Read more about Eliazar Chacha
Dean Dioguardi

Dean Dioguardi

Harvard Business School
Harvard Law School
JD/MBA Candidate, 2025
Dean is a native of New York City and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011 with a degree in international studies. After graduating from... Read more about Dean Dioguardi
Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2026
Amy Eisenstein is a compassionate advocate for economic justice policy reform. In her most recent role at Heartland Alliance, Amy was the primary organizer for... Read more about Amy Eisenstein
Sybil Fares

Sybil Fares

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Sybil is exploring her passion at the intersection of foreign affairs, statecraft, and policy-making. Prior to HKS, she advised governments in the Middle...

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Rai Gessesse

Raie Gessesse

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Raie is a fierce leader with more than seven years of experience organizing in her community to build the power of young women and especially young women...

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Phoebe Kotlikoff

Phoebe Kotlikoff

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024
Phoebe Kotlikoff served as a submarine officer in the United States Navy as part of the first generation of women in the silent service. At sea, she deployed... Read more about Phoebe Kotlikoff
Sarah Leadem

Sarah Leadem Castro

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2023

Sarah believes in the value and dignity of all work. Before starting law school, she worked as an organizer, strategic campaigner, and policy advocate. As...

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Rachel Shakerdge

Rachel Shakerdge

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Rachel Shakerdge holds an LLB in law and LLM in Jewish law from a pioneering program for women, graduating magna cum laude. Rachel established... Read more about Rachel Shakerdge
Nithin Venkatraman

Nithin Venkatraman

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2025
Nithin Venkatraman grew up in Howard County, Maryland and graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Science in neurobiology and... Read more about Nithin Venkatraman
Nitzan Wulkan

Nitzan Wulkan

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023
Nitzan Wulkan is a senior prosecutor & head of financial enforcement in the securities department at the Tel Aviv District Attorney's Office, where she... Read more about Nitzan Wulkan