Meet the 2021-22 Fellows

By Fellowship

Black Family Fellowship

Thomas Bishop

Thomas Bishop

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Thomas is a United States Army Reserve officer with nearly twenty years of enlisted and commissioned military service. He has...

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Megan Cordone

Megan Cordone

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Megan graduated from the United States Air Force Academy in May 2021 with a BSc in physics and a minor in nuclear weapons and strategy. During her...

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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 being...

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Phillip Essienyi

Philip Essienyi

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2022

Philip’s experiences growing up in Ghana shaped his desire to improve healthcare delivery for the underserved. He served as a medic in the United States...

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Shelane Etchison

Shelane Etchison

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Shelane served in the United States Army from 2008 to 2019, where she conducted security, intelligence, and combat functions in special operations and...

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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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Julie Guzman

Julie Guzman

Harvard Business School
Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Julie served as an active duty United States Army military intelligence officer from 2014 to 2020. Throughout her time in the service, Julie served as a...

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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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Akhil Iyer

Akhil Iyer

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Akhil was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. His parents, Indian immigrants, imbued him with a sense of patriotism from a young age. While attending...

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Graham Kennis

Graham Kennis

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2022

Originally from Williamsburg, Virginia, Graham enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 2013, serving in New Mexico as an aircraft maintenance technician. In...

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Joseph Lillie

Joseph Lillie

Harvard Law School
Harvard Business School
Juris Doctor Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Joe graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2009 with a BBA in finance. After working for several years at Grosvenor Capital Management, a Chicago-...

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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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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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Chris Murray

Chris Murray

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022

Chris is a graduate of West Point and previously served as a United States Army infantry officer in the 1st Stryker Brigade out of Fort Lewis, Washington...

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Grace Park

Grace Park

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Grace served as a United States Army captain and was a visiting fellow at the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University. As an officer, she served...

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Brandon Ricaurte

Brandon Ricaurte

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022

Before coming to Harvard, Brandon served in the United States Army for six years as a Special Forces medical sergeant. Even while at HLS, Brandon has...

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Ryan Solis

Ryan Solis

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Ryan served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 2013 to 2019. In the Marine Corps, Ryan was responsible for terrorism response planning...

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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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Joe Stenger

Joseph W. Stenger III

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Joseph attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University while earning his commission through the Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps. Upon graduation...

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Adam Swartzbaugh

Adam Swartzbaugh

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Adam served in the United States Army as an infantry officer and Special Forces Green Beret. He also founded a nonprofit organization supporting social...

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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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Riley Vann

Riley Vann

Harvard Law School
Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022

Riley is an active duty officer in the United States Air Force and is completing her final year at Harvard Law School. Prior to attending Harvard, Riley...

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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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Matt White

Matthew White

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Matt was a naval flight officer for eight years, commanding reconnaissance aircraft in the African, Mediterranean, and Pacific theaters. He currently...

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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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Justin Witwicki

Justin Witwicki

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Justin is a lieutenant commander in the United States Navy, recently serving as director of training and readiness at Airborne Command and Control...

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Karlee Xander

Karlee Xander

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2022

Karlee is a distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, with a major in English and minor in Japanese language studies. During her time...

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Clark Yuan

Clark Yuan

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Clark served for seven years on active duty as a military intelligence officer in the United States Army. After commissioning from the U.S. Military...

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U.S. Latino Leadership Fellowship

Beto Altamirano

Beto Altamirano

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Beto is the CEO and co-founder of Irys, a company building AI-driven tools that engage communities to bring real-time visibility and data analytics for...

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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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Diego Garcia Blum

Diego Garcia Blum

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2021

Born in Bogota, Colombia, and raised in Miami, Florida, Diego is a community activist, researcher, and engineer focused on issues disproportionately...

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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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Louis and Gabrielle Bacon Environmental Leadership Fellowship

Lia Cattaneo

Lia Cattaneo

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Law School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2022

Lia is dedicated to solving the climate crisis. She started her career as a climate expert at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she served...

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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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Mehra Swapan

Swapan Mehra

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Swapan served as Vice President, Waste to Wealth Mission at the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India. He founded Iora...

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Monique Motty

Monique Motty

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Monique’s interest in environment issues was triggered during family holidays in Congo, when she experienced the paradox of electricity scarcity while...

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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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Hana Rouse

Hana Rouse

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Hana is interested in the intersection of food, public health, and climate change, and plans to pursue a career that is dedicated to reshaping our system...

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Shashank Singh

Shashank Singh

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Shashank is dedicated to creating a sustainable financial system that values the long-term resilience of our planet over short-term financial gains....

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Gleitsman Leadership Fellowship

Sirene Abou-Chakra

Sirene Abou-Chakra

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Sirene most recently served as chief development officer for the city of Detroit, where she led development and fundraising for Mayor Mike Duggan’s top...

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Hamza Chaudhry

Hamza Tariq Chaudry

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2023

Hamza is a postgraduate student of international social and public policy at the London School of Economics and also holds a First-Class Honors degree in...

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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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Gonzalo Jara

Gonzalo Jara

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Gonzalo has participated for more than ten years in social projects that contribute to the just development of communities in poor areas. He was co-...

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Yi Jian

Yi Jian

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022
Jian is an independent filmmaker and food activist. He was a Yale World Fellow, an India-China Fellow, an Asia 21 Leader, an Asian Cultural Council grantee,... Read more about Yi Jian
Sarah Leadem

Sarah Leadem

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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Sarah Lin

Sarah Lin

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2022

Sarah Lin currently serves as a Graduate Intern at the MA Asian American Commission, Research Assistant at the Ash Center, Co-Founder/Co-Chair of the HKS...

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Connie Liu

Connie Liu

Harvard Kennedy School
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022
Connie is a daughter of Chinese immigrants, and she is an engineer turned teacher turned entrepreneur. She has been recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list... Read more about Connie Liu
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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Dilnoza Satarova

Dilnoza Satarova

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

For over fourteen years, Dilnoza worked on the protection of human rights at the grassroots and policy level, including in situations of active or...

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George Leadership Fellowship

Camille Ang

Camille Ang

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Camille is CEO and co-founder of Hive Health, a digital health insurance startup that aims to address health insurance inaccessibility for employees of...

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John Crowley

John Crowley

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

John graduated from the United States Military Academy with a BS in systems engineering and commissioned as a U.S. Army engineer officer in 2014. While on...

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Simon DeBere

Simon DeBere

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022
Simon is interested in the issues of government accountability, delivery, and industrial policy in Africa. In the past year, Simon co-founded Afya Pamoja (... Read more about Simon DeBere
Bryan Epps

Bryan Epps

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Bryan is passionate about sustainable, inclusive infrastructure. While in graduate school, he interned at Generate Capital, a finance company that builds...

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Abigail Mayer

Abigail Mayer

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022
Abigail has worked at the Boston Consulting Group, where she did extensive work in global health and global development, including a one-year secondment to the... Read more about Abigail Mayer
Sam Obletz

Sam Obletz

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Sam has focused his graduate policy work on housing innovation and economic development. He is a Bloomberg Harvard City Leadership Fellow in the mayor’s...

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Biz Peabody

Biz Peabody

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Before coming to Harvard, Biz served as a contract negotiator for major defense programs at Raytheon Technologies in a rotational management training...

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Alexander Radomsky

Alexander Radomsky

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Before coming to Harvard, Alexander served in the United States Army from 2009 to 2019. During this time, he led in both the infantry and Special Forces (...

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Zainab Raji

Zainab Raji

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022
Lucas Santos

Lucas Santos

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Lucas is originally from Curitiba, Brazil, and moved to Lowell, Massachusetts, when he was nine. He has served as Congressman Seth Moulton’s...

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Ken Watari

Ken Watari

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Ken is passionate about innovation in education in many forms, such as in education technology, pedagogy, governance and operating models, and regulatory...

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Molly Welch

Molly Welch

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Molly worked for Google’s artificial intelligence research division in marketing and public policy roles, where her responsibilities included...

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Emirates Leadership Initiative Fellowship

Issam Abail

Issam Eddine Abail

Harvard Kennedy School
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Issam is passionate about economic development and the digital transformation of governments and public service organizations. Before coming to HKS, Issam...

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Nassar Almubarak

Nassar Almubarak

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Nassar is currently a senior director at the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi. He has over twelve years of experience in public service, philanthropy, and...

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Muhra Almuhairi

Muhra Almuhairi

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Muhra works in the education industry, specifically in employee learning and development, as well as in community development at both the federal and...

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Howaida Barakat

Howaida M. Barakat

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Howaida has twenty years of professional experience as a public servant in the Egyptian government and as a consultant for international donors involved...

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Ons Ben Abdelkarim

Ons Ben Abdelkarim

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Ons is passionate about international development, working closely in building and implementing economic development-focused projects with the governments...

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Roukaya El Houda

Roukaya El Houda

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate, 2022

Roukaya has focused her career on international development, particularly on infrastructure on the African continent. After working on transportation...

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Sybil Fares

Sybil Fares

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Sybil is from Beirut, Lebanon. Before coming to HKS, she worked as a consultant in the Middle East, advising governments on strategic foresight, policy...

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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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Tahany Maalla

Tahany Maalla

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2023

Tahany is from Sudan, and her work focuses on political and fiscal federalism, decentralized service delivery systems, and public sector reform. Before...

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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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Anisse Terai

Anisse Terai

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Anisse is an international public servant, development practitioner, and political activist. He worked for a decade at the Islamic Development Bank,...

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David M. Rubenstein Fellowship

Davida Bynum

Davida Bynum

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Davida is from Chicago, where she worked as a senior management consultant in the banking and technology industries. Outside of work, Davida served her...

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Cherie Chung

Cherie Chung

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Cherie was a Venture for America Fellow and the first business hire at Propel, a social impact tech startup that builds tools for low-income Americans....

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Didier Dumerjean

Didier P. Dumerjean

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Didier most recently served as the global head of diversity, equity, and inclusion for the corporate functions at Google. In that role, Didier led a team...

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Jessica Hao

Jessica Hao

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Jess spent the past three years working in the Middle East as an investment advisor with her firm, CrossBoundary. Jess was most recently based in Lebanon...

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Richard He

Richard He

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Richard grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and graduated from Harvard College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a minor in philosophy....

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Landon Hollingsworth

Landon Hollingsworth

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Landon grew up in Atlanta, Georgia, where he discovered his passion for public service as a volunteer with Engineers Without Borders while studying...

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Kamya Jagadish

Kamya Jagadish

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Kamya most recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow, working with the U.S. Department of Transportation on its emerging technology strategies....

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Elan Kogutt

Elan Kogutt

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Elan is a public sector strategist with five years of experience leading teams and serving diverse public and private sector organizations to improve food...

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Arden Kreeger

Arden Kreeger

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Arden is passionate about improving education outcomes, from early childhood through workforce development. Most recently, Arden worked at McKinsey &...

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Grace Lam

Grace Lam

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Grace was born in Singapore and grew up in Hong Kong. She was most recently an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company and was an active member of...

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Henos Musie

Henos Musie

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Henos was a founding member of the investment team at leading pan-African investment fund Africa50, with $900 million of committed capital from twenty-...

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Lynda Nwike

Lynda Nwike

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

A creative at heart, Lynda was first inspired to build a career in the energy industry at the age of fourteen, when she attended an Energy Challenge event...

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Brenda Odhingo

Brenda Odhingo

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Brenda holds a BSc degree in civil engineering from New York University and most recently worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company....

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Yadel Okorie

Yadel Okorie

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Yadel worked as an associate in both the New York and London offices of TowerBrook Capital Partners, where he focused on new investments as well as...

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Nat Sabatt

Nathaniel Sabatt

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Prior to attending Harvard, Nat worked as an operations manager at a health technology company focused on human brain optimization. Previously, Nat spent...

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Jinal Shah

Jinal Shah

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Jinal aspires to unlock access to quality and affordable care for millions of underserved families like his, nationally. After graduating with High Honors...

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Viraj Sikand

Viraj Sikand

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Viraj is a Kenyan American focused on addressing environmental problems with multisector solutions. Viraj grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, in a...

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Nadia Tareen

Nadia Tareen

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Nadia is joining HKS from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. As a strategy officer, Nadia partnered with teams across the foundation to shape their...

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Jerald Watson

Jerald Watson

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Jerald is a real estate investment and economic development professional from New York City. He previously served as assistant vice president in the real...

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Katie Waugh

Katie Waugh

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

After receiving a degree in operations research and management science at UC Berkeley, Katie worked in various global operations roles at Nike, including...

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Mackenzie Welch

Mackenzie Welch

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Mackenzie designs large-scale poverty reduction programs in Indonesia, Kosovo, Malawi, and Guatemala at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a U.S....

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Alexis Williams

Alexis Williams

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Alexis is passionate about increasing equity and opportunity in our social systems, particularly within education. Her focus is on exploring the ways...

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Daniel Wohl

Daniel Wohl

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Daniel is a former college and professional basketball player whose struggles with asthma have made him acutely aware of poor air quality and the harm it...

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Qi Xu

Qi Xu

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Qi worked in the Office of the Executive Director at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, a Geneva-based global health organization....

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Wexner Israel Fellowship

Kfir Battat

Kfir Battat

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Kfir is an economist and policymaker in Israel’s Ministry of Finance. He is the director general’s chief of staff for the budget department, a position...

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Yonatan Berman

Yonatan Berman

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Yonatan is an attorney at the High Court of Justice Department in the Israeli State Attorney’s office. In the past decade, Yonatan has litigated hundreds...

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Itamar Caspi

Itamar Caspi

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Itamar got his start as an economist at the Ministry of Finance in Israel and now serves as the head of the monetary analysis unit in the research...

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Yael Jibly

Yael Jibly

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Yael is the first woman to serve as head of an elite technological branch in the Israel Defense Forces, where she leads a branch of talented people...

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Ariel Livneh

Ariel Livneh

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Ariel heads an operational branch in a research unit of the Israel Defense Forces. He has been...

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Avi Shina

Avi Shina

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Avi earned his MD at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, cum laude, then began his career serving public health. Avi specialized in OB/...

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Tomer Yovel

Tomer Yovel

Harvard Kennedy School
Mid-Career Master in Public Administration Candidate, 2022

Tomer has served for the past eighteen years in the Israeli Prime Minister’s office, in various management positions. In his current position, he manages...

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Zuckerman Fellows Program

Dario Aharpour

Dario Aharpour

Harvard Kennedy School
Stanford Graduate School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Dario began his career as a management consultant at Kearney, where he focused on technology, nonprofits, and healthcare. Passionate about the social...

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Christina Amutah

Christina Amutah

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2022 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023

Christina is a third-year medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. During her time in medical school,...

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Elodia Caballero

Elodia Caballero

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2022 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023
Elodia is the child of Honduran immigrants and the product of the endless love, kindness, and strength of a community of Latinx and Caribbean immigrants who... Read more about Elodia Caballero
Jenny Chen

Jenny X. Chen

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Master of Education Candidate, 2022

Jenny graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in human developmental and regenerative biology before attending Harvard Medical...

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Winnona DeSombre

Winnona DeSombre

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


Winnona currently serves on the board of Women in Security and Privacy, spearheading multiple educational efforts to help women and minorities develop...

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Shradha Gupta

Shradha Gupta

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Shradha first witnessed the transformative power of leveraging the private sector mindset to solve public sector problems when she quit her investment...

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Brendan Hellweg

Brendan Hellweg

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Brendan is a government innovator with experience in urban policy and management. For the past three years, he served in the Baltimore mayor’s office,...

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Natasha Hongsermeier-Graves

Natasha Hongsermeier-Graves

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2022 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023

Natasha is between her third and fourth years of medical school at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Her interest in public service is rooted in...

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Lane Kantor

Lane Kantor

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2022 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023
Lane is a medical student at UCLA, where they are pursuing a career with the goal of improving the health and well-being of the transgender and broader... Read more about Lane Kantor
Carlos Larrauri

Carlos A. Larrauri

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Michigan Law School
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Juris Doctor Candidate, 2024

Carlos is a first-generation Latino American who is a second-year law student at the University of Michigan and is pursuing a concurrent Master in Public...

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Katie McMurray

Katie McMurray

Harvard Kennedy School
Dartmouth College Tuck School of Business
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2023

Katie believes that the future of work includes more folks of all backgrounds, including those who have formerly been incarcerated. While serving as a...

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Nicholas Parker

Nicholas Parker

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Administration/International Development Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

Nicholas is an international development leader. Nick was most recently the head of strategic operations at IDinsight, where he led high-priority...

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Amina Rahimi

Amina Rahimi

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Harvard Medical School
Master of Education Candidate, 2022 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023

Amina is a third-year student at Harvard Medical School who is interested in education and global surgery. Prior to medical school, Amina studied...

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Christian Shelton

Christan Shelton

Harvard Graduate School of Education
Master of Education Candidate, 2022

Christan is an urban educator who began her professional career as a defense attorney at Bryan Cave, LLP. Realizing her true passion is to help others,...

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Sarabeth Spitzer

Sarabeth Spitzer

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2022

As a resident in general surgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Sarabeth faces the effects of firearm trauma and injury daily while caring for patients...

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Ivie Tokunboh

Ivie Tokunboh

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Master of Public Health Candidate, 2022 & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2023

Ivie is a third-year medical student at the University of California, San Francisco. During her first year of medical school, she became the co-host of “...

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Jamar Williams

Jamar Williams

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Business School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024
Jamar’s story is a product of the sacrifices of his Black father, born at the onset of the Civil Rights movement, and his mother, who immigrated to the U.S.... Read more about Jamar Williams
Sheila Xu

Sheila Xu

Harvard Kennedy School
University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2024

As an oral and signing deaf woman, Sheila is committed to breaking down barriers for marginalized deaf communities in the U.S. and abroad. Sheila’s...

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Fellowship for Serving African American Communities

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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Damarcus Bell

Damarcus Bell

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2022

Over the past decade, Damarcus has led a career as an education leader and entertainment producer, intent on celebrating the joy, brilliance, and vigor of...

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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 is pursuing an MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School and an MBA at the Wharton School as a Meckler Family Fellow. Ashley was raised in Meridian, Mississippi... Read more about Ashley Betts
Okechi Boms

Okechi Boms

Harvard Kennedy School
Harvard Medical School
Master in Public Policy Candidate & Doctor of Medicine Candidate, 2022

Okechi studied biology and global health at Duke University and contributed to local and international health research and intervention program in Latin...

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Stephanie Fernandez

Stephanie Fernandez

Harvard Kennedy School
Master in Public Policy Candidate, 2022

Stephanie was born and raised in Washington Heights, New York City, and is a proud product of the New York City public schools. She graduated from Barnard...

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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, 2022

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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Jamal Grant

Jamal Grant

Harvard Kennedy School
MIT Sloan School of Management
Master in Public Administration Candidate & Master in Business Administration Candidate, 2022

Jamal is a first-generation American, the son of Trinidadian immigrants. He was born and raised in Boston and graduated from UMass Lowell in 2015 with a...

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