2014 Class Day Guest Speaker: Sheryl Sandberg

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The Senior Class Committee is proud to announce the 2014 Class Day Guest Speaker. Successful businesswoman, best-selling author, and Harvard alumna Sheryl Sandberg ’91, M.B.A. ’95, has been chosen as the 2014 Class Day speaker. Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook and founder of LeanIn.Org, will address seniors in Tercentenary Theatre on May 28, the day before Harvard’s 363rd Commencement.

See the full press release in The Harvard Gazette


2014 Class Day Student Speakers

The Senior Class Committee is proud to announce the Class Day Orators for 2014. Class Day features the presentation of the Ames Awards, the Harvard and Ivy Orations, and the Class Ode, sung to the tune of “Fair Harvard.” A remarkable display of eloquence and entertainment by fellow classmates, complemented by the 2014 Class Day speaker, Class Day is a memorable day in the Commencement and Senior Week festivities. Stay tuned for the announcement of this year’s Ames Award winners, Class Ode, and featured guest speaker!

See the full press release in The Crimson.


Adam Conner

Adam Conner

Harvard Male Orator
Winthrop House
Economics

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!

Christy DiSilvestro

Christy DiSilvestro

Harvard Female Orator
Pforzheimer House
Psychology

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.

Zack Guzman

Zack Guzman

Ivy Male Orator
Leverett House
Economics

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.

Jenna Martin

Jenna Martin

Ivy Female Orator
Quincy House
English

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.