The Senior Class Committee works to bring the Class of 2014 together as a community. The 8 elected Class Marshals and 12 House Representatives, along with the appointed Secretary, Treasurer, Mediamaster, and Media Team, unify the class through senior resources, activities, and events throughout the year, culminating with Senior Week and Class Day.
First Class Marshal
Jen Zhu is a joint concentrator in Government and Sociology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Born in Japan, Jen was imbued with Southern-style friendliness growing up in Texas and North Carolina. She now embraces Quincy House as home, which includes enthusiastically donning the penguin mascot costume time-to-time. While at Harvard, Jen has helped to run Undergraduate Council as Vice President, global health research, an international development startup, and congressional simulations for high school students in the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. Jen loves trying new food and life experiences (she's jumped off Weeks & has gone skydiving!), sunshine and the outdoors, photography, and traveling.
Second Class Marshal
Christopher Cleveland is a Sociology concentrator with a secondary in Mind, Brain, & Behavior living in Cabot House. Christopher is from Phoenix, Arizona, and while appreciating the desert wildness of his upbringing, looks forward to residing in Boston after graduation. During his time at Harvard, he has enjoyed working for USW 35 (Go Education Reform!) along with his involvement in HAA and BMF.
Before trading in her sweet tea and flip flops for squash and snow boots, Yolanda hailed from a sunny southern town right outside of Savannah, Georgia. On any given day, she can be found working on international social justice related things in CGIS or WJH where she studies Sociology and Government. Her favorite things to do when she’s not working on her thesis are attending small concerts, going on weekend getaways, and eating everything in sight at local restaurants.
Erin is a Quincy resident by way of Nashville, TN studying History and Literature in the America field. When she’s not in her room making mood specific (and cleverly titled) Spotify playlists, watching her favorite shows, or writing her thesis, you can usually find her speaking loudly about something in PBHA, spending time with FUP folk, looking at pictures of/talking about cats, hanging out with the people that make her smile, or sleeping. Erin is super excited about the many opportunities to spend time with 2014 and leaving this place on the perfect note.
Ginny is a freckle-faced chocoholic from Atlanta, GA who studies History and Literature and lives in the best house on campus: Quincy. She’s a rubber duck collector and curates two fictional twitter identities. At Harvard one might find her prancing around in a penguin suit (its in the job description for Quincy HoCo co-Chair –honest!), writing for FM at the Crimson, PAFfing in the ‘Nough, jogging all over Boston, or venturing into the woods on a FOP trip. She always appreciates a good hug.
Anthony is a Chemistry concentrator with a Psych secondary living in the one and only animal house, Mather. He was born in Niagara Falls, NY and raised in Charlotte, NC, and he really misses Chick-fil-a and Cookout. On campus Anthony can be found hanging out in Mather, PAFing, playing bassoon with the Pops, living in Mallinckrodt, and eating a lot all the time. He also wants you to know that he has never written a book, ever, and if Google tells you otherwise it’s not him, he promises
Akshay is a Southern California native concentrating in MCB and enjoying beautiful views of the Quad from his duplex in Cabot House. Akshay is involved all over campus, from the Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, the Resource Efficiency Program, the PAF program, Crimson Key, the UC, and HRDC, he loves Harvard and he loves getting involved. Akshay is really excited to work on building community and leaving a strong legacy behind. This year, Akshay will be chairing ’14 Gives Back, a committee intent on providing opportunities for seniors to give back to the community that has supported them these last 4 years.
Roland is a Government concentrator with a secondary in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. A mix of French, Chinese, and American roots, topped off with a stint of Kuwait, he’s always up for a trip or an adventure. Roland is also an ardent fan of HSA, Let’s Go travel guides, the QSA, and Kirkland House. When he’s not daydreaming about his next Secret Santa skit in Kirkland dining hall or baking up a flurry of cakes, you’ll find him sculling on, biking by, or running along the Charles River.
Michelle is a Literature concentrator from Long Island, New York who now proudly calls Kirkland House her home. Her college years have been a constant battle between coffee and naps, with her iCal consistently favoring the former. She is a huge fan of old friends, new friends, Pomeranians, the Yankees, the color blue, and all things Italy. Some of her fondest Harvard memories have come from involvement in Delta Gamma, Her Campus, the CEB, the HAA and, now, the SCC — as Class Secretary, Michelle promises to prioritize her e-mail over her thesis (shh!), and she can’t wait to enjoy the best year yet with 2014!
Arjun Mody is a computer science concentrator living in Kirkland House. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Arjun is looking forward to Senior Week when, among other things, the weather will feel more like home. When not working on problem sets, he can be found at The Crimson, the IOP, or baking in the Kirkland community kitchen with his roommates!
Michelle Luo is a Computer Science concentrator with an Economics secondary and a proud resident of Winthrop House. She calls Alabama “Sweet Home,” where you’ll find plenty of college football, Southern hospitality, and comfort foods. At Harvard, you can often find Michelle dancing with the Harvard Ballet Company, publicizing events for Winthrop HoCo, or coding up her latest pset. After graduating, she’ll be switching coasts to work as a product manager.
Karen is a Computer Science concentrator from Atlanta living in Cabot House. When she’s not holed up coding with a bowl of Shin ramen noodles, you can find her on a lime green bike (with a basket and pink bell) on her way to China Care playgroups with adopted children, helping students at CS50 office hours, or strikin’ some dance moves at Ghungroo rehearsals. She loves any and all things orange, and in her spare time, she is also an enthusiastic yogi, Bollywood fangirl, painter, and dancer.
Adams House Representative
A self-proclaimed Maine enthusiast, Katie hails from Westbrook, ME but calls Adams house her home at Harvard. Katie is a Social Studies concentrator, but spends most of her time working with the Adams House Committee, giving admissions tours, and hanging around the Institute of Politics. Outside of Harvard, Katie loves to live and breathe Boston sports, cook, fish, watch Disney movies, sing at the top of her lungs (even if it doesn’t sound good), and spend time with her friends and family.
Cabot House Representative
Irene is an Applied Math concentrator with a focus field in Economics and Computer Science. Originally from Atlanta, GA, she now is a proud resident of Cabot House. On campus, Irene can usually be found serving as a peer advisor for freshmen, taking Zumba classes, or tackling tricky math problems. She loves Bananagrams, broccoli, and dark chocolate.
Dunster House Representative
Cath is an Environmental Engineering concentrator from Evergreen, Colorado. She is a proud member of Dunster house and loves all things Dunster! Cath is also a Midshipman in Navy ROTC and will be commissioning as a Surface Warfare Officer in May. When not studying in Maxwell Dworkin, Cath loves sailing, running along the Charles, and cheering for Navy Football!
Currier House Representative
Caitlin is a Psychology concentrator with a secondary in Economics living in Currier House. Born and raised in Newton, Massachusetts, she has a strong love for Boston and its sports teams. When Caitlin is not on the Charles, rowing for the Harvard-Radcliffe Heavyweight Varsity Crew Team, she can be found PAFfing in Grays West, or doing something DAPA related. Caitlin loves avocados, summer thunderstorms, laughing, and playing the ukulele.
Eliot House Representative
Originally and proudly from Minnesota, Sharon is a resident of Eliot House concentrating in Linguistics. You can often find her attempting to play basketball at the MAC, attending Harvard sports games, sleeping, eating, and watching Netflix. A few interesting facts: her favorite day of the year is Housing Day, she loves the fall season because she gets to wear crewnecks, and she is quickly losing the trust of her roommates and close friends because of her habits of taking candid photos and scaring people.
Kirkland House Representative
Leverett House Representative
Natalia is a Government concentrator with a secondary in Psychology and proud resident of Leverett house. She is originally from Bogotá, Colombia, but has resided in Western Canada and South Florida as well. When she is not in Leverett dining hall casually devouring cups of frosting, Natalia can be found strolling around campus in search of exciting new adventures. Natalia’s best times at Harvard have been spent as a sister of Kappa Kappa Gamma, working as Finance Chair of Eleganza fashion show, and rowing intramural crew. She enjoys baking sugary creations, backpacking exotic countries, dancing to a good rhythm, and tackling new languages. Natalia especially loves to meet new people and bond with friends over fun experiences!
Lowell House Representative
Sarah is a History and Science concentrator living in Lowell House. Originally from outside Philadelphia, she has grown to love Cambridge and the Boston area, and enjoys biking to Walden, eating in the North End, and taking the 'ski train' to Wachusett Mountain. At Harvard she has dedicated her time to the Lowell House Committee, Harvard Club Swim Team, and her PAFees. She also enjoys baking (and eating!) chocolate-chip scones.
Mather House Representative
Raina is an Applied Math concentrator and proud resident of Mather House. Originally from New York, she has yet to find a decent slice of pizza in Boston. When not in Mather dhall, Raina can be found dancing with the South Asian Dance Company, hanging out along the Charles, or in one of the square's many cafés. She is a huge foodie and aspires to a side career as a food blogger. After graduation, she plans to work in NYC.
Pforzheimer House Representative
Basil is an Environmental Science and Public Policy concentrator from White Lake, Michigan. He is the Head Manager of the Harvard basketball team and has enjoyed being a part of three Ivy League championships. Outside of basketball, Basil serves on the Council on Business and the Environment and tutors fourth graders in Hebrew. His passions include the accordion, writing, and Detroit.
Quincy House Representative
Alysha Johnson is a proud Harvardian and an even prouder Quincy resident. She hails from the lovely city of Wixom, Michigan and is studying Sociology with a secondary in African American Studies. She throws shot put on the Varsity Track and Field team, manages the Quincy Grille, and is also very involved with the Phillips Brooks House Association. In her spare time, Alysha enjoys spending time with friends, wasting time on the internet, and eating Chipotle. Alysha is very excited to help make senior year very special for the class of 2014!
Winthrop House Representative
Maria is a Government concentrator in WINthrop House. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, Maria grew up in Rochester, NY and is an ardent Buffalo Bills fan. At Harvard, Maria has been actively involved with the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR), Latinas Unidas, and Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán. She also enjoys playing fútbol for the Winthrop IM team. Maria is often described as being incurably chipper and loves starting her mornings by having breakfast with her fellow breakfast buddies. When not chatting in dhalls over meals, Maria loves exploring Boston (especially when it involves food) and can often be found with her camera taking photos of her friends! With an entire year left, Maria wants to make sure it’s our best one yet!
Senior Gift Co-Chair
Arleen is a Psychology concentrator originally from Taipei, Taiwan. At Harvard, she has spent most of her time with the Harvard College Association for US China Relations in planning conferences such as HSYLC. Arleen is also involved in Let's Go Publications, PBHA's Chinatown After-school Program, and Club Swimming. She loves baked brie at the Mather Open Houses, gummy bears in bulk, and traveling with her camera.
Senior Gift Co-Chair
Preetha is a History of Science concentrator with a Global Health secondary living in Cabot House. Originally from Charleston, South Carolina, she spends her time on campus with the South Asian Association (Ghungroo!), in Wigg A as a PAF, and as a board member of the Harvard Wellness Conference. Having spent the last two summers in Arusha, Tanzania, Preetha also enjoys the occasional Swahili conversation over some chai.
Senior Gift Co-Chair
Terah is a Social Studies concentrator from Victoria, BC, by way of Colorado, but her Harvard home is Eliot House. When she's not training with the Marathon Club, advising underclassmen as a Peer Concentration Counselor, or rowing on the Charles, Terah can be found reading in the hammock in Eliot courtyard or star-gazing on the top of the Science Center with the Loomis-Michael telescope. She loves traveling, museums, spending time outside, art, food, and Harvard. And though she has no idea what she's doing next year, she knows one thing for sure: it'll be an adventure.
Senior Gift Co-Chair
Kavya is a proud resident of Adams House and is studying Economics with a secondary in Psychology. On campus, she can most often be found at Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business events, the Harvard Decision Science Laboratory, and Thai restaurants in the Square. Kavya enjoys cooking, running, and consuming copious amounts of coffee. Instead of returning to the sunny state of California, Kavya is moving to New York City after graduation.
Senior Gift Co-Chair
Joshua is an Economics concentrator from Detroit, Michigan. Although he likes to claim relation to the movie 8 Mile with his residence at 15 Mile, Josh proudly reps his new home at Leverett House here at Harvard. An avid backpacker with an appetite of 2-3 people, Josh has been fortunate enough that Harvard has supported both his traveling and foodsie indulgences. While Josh always likes to stay busy on campus, he’ll always find time to engage in meaningless debates with friends, freestyle rap, try to get big, and pursue his dream to revive the city of Detroit.