Student Leadership

Executive Leadership

Saba Mehrzad

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Treasurer

My name is Saba Mehrzad, and I am a junior (Class of 2025) from Long Island, NY, studying Government (Data Science) and Computer Science. I am very excited to be the Treasurer of the IOP and work to make public service opportunities more accessible to all, while ensuring that the...

Hana O'Looney

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Director of Communications

My name is Hana O'Looney, and I'm a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Gaithersburg, Maryland in Mather House pursuing a double concentration in Economics and Government. I was elected to be Director of Communications, which means I serve on the Institute of Politics's four-person...

Student Advisory Committee Leadership

Dev Ahuja

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Director of Membership

My name is Dev Ahuja, and I am a first-year (Class of 2027) from Cleveland, Ohio, studying government and economics. I am Co-Director of Membership, which means I focus on enhancing social life within the IOP. I'm excited to help bridge the gap between the various programs...

Liz Benecchi

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Director of Career Services

My name is Liz Benecchi, and I am a junior (Class of 2025) from Marietta, Georgia. On campus, I call Adams House home, and I study Government on the Law and Justice track, with a citation in Spanish. As the Director of Career Services at the IOP, I bring students, staff, and...

Kevin Bokoum

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Director of Internal Affairs

My name is Kevin Bokoum, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Hagerstown, Maryland, living in Quincy House (best house!) and concentrating in Social Studies and Economics. Currently, I'm serving as the Director of Internal Affairs, where I am focused on enhancing the...

Robyn Boyland

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Citizenship Tutoring

My name is Robyn, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026), concentrating in Government with a secondary in Psychology. I live in Kirkland, but I'm originally from Bellevue, Nebraska! It's a pleasure to serve as a Co-Chair of Citizenship Tutoring, which helps dozens of future...

Morgan Byers

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Women's Initative in Leadership

My name is Morgan Byers, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) originally from Athens, Georgia in Pforzheimer House studying Human Developmental & Regenerative Biology and Government. I am absolutely thrilled to be the Chair of the Women's Initiative in Leadership (WIL), which...

Anil Cacodcar

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Harvard Public Opinion Project

My name is Anil Cacodcar, and I am a sophomore from Lafayette, LA in Cabot House. I study both Economics and Human Developmental & Regenerative Biology. I serve as the Chair of the Harvard Public Opinion Project, which runs the nation's largest poll on the political opinions and...

Laasya Chiduruppa

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CIVICS

My name is Laasya Chiduruppa, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Lexington, MA, in Dunster House studying History & Government. I am the Co-Chair of CIVICS, which places motivated undergraduates in classrooms throughout the Boston area, teaching civics and government...

Kirthi Chigurupati

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JFK Jr. Forum

My name is Kirthi Chigurupati and I am sophomore (Class of 2026) from West Windsor, New Jersey in Kirkland studying Government, South Asian Studies, and Computer Science. I am the co-chair of JFK Jr. Forum, which brings distinguished academics, politicians, and others to Harvard...

Naomi Corlette

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Director of Organizing & Special Projects

My name is Naomi, and I am a junior (Class of 2025) from Chicago, IL in Winthrop studying Government. I am one of the Directors of Organizing, a new role for 2024. Over the next year, I am looking forward to strengthening collaborations between IOP groups and across Harvard's...

Tsion Debebe

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Citizenship Tutoring

My name is Tsion Debebe, and I am a sophomore from Seattle, WA studying Government. I am the Co-Director of Citizenship Tutoring which is a civic engagement program that provides effective and flexible tutoring for adults navigating the citizenship application process. The...

Makayla Gathers

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Community Action Committee

My name is Makayla Gathers, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Charlotte, North Carolina in Eliot House studying Government and African American Studies. I am the Chair of the Community Action Committee (CAC), which educates members about community organizing and public...

Emma Greally

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Director of Organizing & Special Projects

My name is Emma Greally, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Park City, Utah in Mather studying Social Studies and Global Health & Health Policy. I am the Director of Organizing and Special Projects, which leads efforts in community outreach, aiming to extend the reach of...

Tenzin Gund-Morrow

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JFK Jr. Forum

My name is Tenzin Gund-Morrow and I'm a sophomore (Class of 2026) from New York City in Kirkland House currently studying Government on the Public Policy track. I'm Co-Chair of the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Committee, which does ideation, outreach, and production for the premier...

Kiersten Hash

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Diversity and Engagement

My name is Kiersten and I am a junior (Class of 2025) from Charlotte, NC in Adams studying Government and Environmental Science & Public Policy! I am one of the 2024 Directors of Diversity and Engagement at the Institute of Politics, and in this capacity I work to foster...

Julia High

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Harvard Votes Challenge

My name is Julia High, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Orlando, Florida in Eliot House studying Government. I am one of the Co-Chairs of Harvard Votes Challenge, a non-partisan organization committed to increasing civic participation and voting on campus and in the...

Ryan Jung

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CIVICS

My name is Ryan Jung, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Irvine, California in Cabot House studying social studies and philosophy. I am the Co-Chair of CIVICS, which sends volunteer teachers to elementary school classrooms in the Boston area to teach about political...

Jack Kelly

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Conferences Committee

My name is Jack and I am a sophomore studying government and math. I am originally from Harrison, New York, but I currently reside in the best house, Pfoho! I am the Co-Chair of the IOP's Conferences Committee which is responsible for supporting the organization of IOP...

Kimtee Kundu

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STEAM

My name is Kimtee Kundu, and I'm from Los Angeles, California! At Harvard, I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) in Leverett House, studying History of Science and Government. I am the Program Chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Program, which...

Kathryn Kyomitmaitee

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Politics of Race and Ethnicity

My name is Kathryn Kyomitmaitee, a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Nantucket, Massachusetts, living in Currier House and studying Economics and Government. This year, I'm excited to serve as one of the Co-Chairs for PRE (Politics of Race and Ethnicity), where we invite guest...

Liana McGhee

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Harvard Political Review

My name is Liana, and I am a junior (Class of 2025) from Long Grove, Illinois in Mather House studying Social Studies with a Secondary in Psychology. I am the President of the Harvard Political Review (HPR), a student run publication of politics, policy, and culture written and...

Sascha Pakravan

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Harvard Political Union

My name is Sascha, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Honolulu, Hawaii in Eliot House studying Economics and Government. I am the Chair of the Harvard Political Union, which is the center for debate on Harvard's campus; the oldest collegiate debate society in the nation...

Saswato Ray

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Director of Diversity and Engagement

My name is Saswato Ray and I am a Junior (Class of 2025) from Kolkata, India studying Social Studies and Economics with a language citation in Italian. I am the Director of Diversity and Engagement for the IOP which is responsible for promoting diversity, equity and inclusion...

Jordan Schwartz

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Harvard Votes Challenge

My name is Jordan Schwartz, and I am a first year (Class of 2027) from Alliance, Ohio living in Lionel studying Government. I am the Co-Chair of Harvard Votes Challenge, Harvard's primary nonpartisan civic engagement group, aiming to increase voter registration and participation...

Sophia Scott

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Policy Program

My name is Sophia Scott, and I am a junior (Class of 2025) from Los Angeles, California in Kirkland House studying Human Evolutionary Biology with a secondary field in Global Health and Health Policy. I am the Chair of the Policy Program, which is an undergraduate-run think tank...

William Smialek

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Director of Membership

My name is Will Smialek, and I am a freshman (Class of 2027) from Dublin, Ohio in Pennypacker Dorm studying Government. I am the Director of Membership, which means I'm in charge of building community within the IOP, as well as serving as the student connection between IOP...

Thomas Tait

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Policy Program

My name is Thomas Tait, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Washington Township, NJ in Eliot studying Government. I am a Co-Chair of the Policy Program, an undergraduate think tank that provides students the opportunity to learn policy writing and conduct meaningful...

Summer Tan

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Fellows & Study Groups

My name is Summer Tan, and I am a sophomore (Class of 2026) from West Linn, Oregon. I live in Quincy House studying Social Anthropology and East Asian Studies. This year, I am so excited to serve as the Co-Chair of Fellows & Study Groups (FSG), a program which brings prominent...

Amiya Tiwari

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Politics of Race and Ethnicity

My name is Amiya, and I'm a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Columbus, Ohio. I live in Lowell House (the BEST house), and I study Social Studies with a secondary in South Asian Studies. I'm a Co-Chair of Politics of Race and Ethnicity (PRE) this year, which is a community that...

Nuriel Vera-DeGraff

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Campaigns and Advocacy Program

My name is Nuriel, and I'm a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Cambridge, Massachusetts in Mather studying Math and Social Studies. I'm the chair of the Campaigns and Advocacy Program, which seeks to educate students about the intricacies, political campaigns and advocacy...

Andrew Zonneveld

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Conferences Committee

My name is Andrew Zonneveld, and I'm a sophomore from Jacksonville, North Carolina in Leverett House concentrating in Government with a secondary in Education. I'm proud to be serving as the Co-Chair of the Conference Committee, which hosts several flagship, bipartisan...

Student Coalition Leadership

Eunice Chon

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Coalition on Faith and Public Service Chair

My name is Eunice, and I'm a sophomore (Class of 2026) from Macon, Georgia in Kirkland House studying History of Science, Philosophy, and Global Health and Health Policy. I am the Chair of the Coalition on Faith and Public Service, which celebrates the intersection of civic...

Rosie Couture

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Gender Sexuality Coalition Chair

My name is Rosie Couture, and I am a sophomore from Arlington, VA in Pforzheimer House studying Social Studies and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. I am the Co-Chair of the Gender & Sexuality Coalition. Our mission is to build an empowering community for women and queer...

Matteo Diaz

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Gender Sexuality Coalition Chair

My name is Matteo Diaz and I am a first-year (Class of 2027) living in Grays Hall. I hail from San Rafael, California and I plan to study electrical engineering. I am the Co-Chair of the Gender and Sexuality Coalition, a program that seeks to promote thoughtful discourse that...

Sasha Hitachi

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Coalition for the Arts Chair

My name is Sasha Hitachi, and I am a junior (Class of 2025) in Kirkland House from Chattanooga, TN. I am a Social Studies and East Asian Studies concentrator, and I am also in the dual degree program with New England Conservatory pursuing an M.A. in flute performance. I am Co...

Elizabeth Resner

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Coalition for the Arts Chair

My name is Elizabeth Resner, and I am a junior (Class of 2025) from Boston, Massachusetts living in Leverett House. I am studying both History and Human Developmental & Regenerative Biology (HDRB), and also pursuing a Spanish citation. I am excited to be Co-Chair for the...