Harvard Male Orator
Adam Conner ’14, originally from Hunt Valley, MD, is a resident of Winthrop House studying economics with a secondary in Dramatic Arts. Outside the classroom, Adam has performed in numerous theatrical productions with the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club in leading and supporting roles, and spent the spring of 2013 touring as a cast member of the Hasty Pudding Theatricals. He has also held multiple leadership positions as a business editor of the Harvard Crimson. Finally, he is also a member of the Signet Society. He could not be more excited to be this year’s male Harvard Orator!
Harvard Female Orator
Christy is a senior Psychology concentrator living in Pforzheimer House. Exposure to the medical field and her coursework at Harvard have made her especially interested in the intersection of psychology and medicine, namely the psychological issues children and families can face after a traumatic injury or long-term diagnosis. Next year she is attending graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania to prepare her to become a psychological therapist at a children’s hospital, with the additional hope of performing research to aid in the prevention and detection of child maltreatment. On campus she is a psych research assistant, and she enjoys running, swimming, skiing, and horseback riding. She loves to laugh and spend time surrounded by friends and family.
Ivy Male Orator
Hailing from the multiple hometowns of Chicago, Chantilly, Orange County, and Dallas, Zack has learned to cope with a terribly blended accent and an insatiable curiosity to constantly discover new things. In his time at Harvard he has appeared in anchor and correspondent roles for On Harvard Time, Harvard’s sketch-comedy news show. Since then he has dedicated much of his time to broadcasting Harvard basketball and football games for WHRB, Harvard’s student radio station, earning a brief cameo on CBS. More recently he can be found writing material for stand-up shows with the Harvard University Stand-Up Comic Society over a glass of iced tea. After graduating in May, Zack plans on pursuing a future of respiring and converting carbohydrates, proteins, and fats into ATP, which in his mind, could lead to an endless list of possibilities.
Ivy Female Orator
Jenna Martin is a Quincy penguin concentrating in English with a secondary in VES – Film Production, which would be pretty impressive if she was actually a penguin. She served as head writer of On Harvard Time in her sophomore year and currently writes for the Harvard Lampoon. She has interned at The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and the culture desk at The New Yorker, where she was published twice on the magazine’s website. She is a Los Angeles native who wrote her Harvard supplement essay about her obsession with Disney movies. She loves editing films, jogging, and over-analyzing television shows.