Tara Raghuveer is a Junior concentrating in Social Studies, with a focus in Urban Social Problems. She is originally from Kansas City, Kansas. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Student Relations Committee and serves on the Student-Faculty Committee for Campus Safety. She cares a lot about making the UC a more relevant, more active, more representative body on campus. This year she hopes to plan a town hall with members of Harvard's Board of Overseers, dramatically increase voter turnout in the UC elections, collaborate on a safety campaign with HUPD, and continue to promote female leadership at Harvard. Most importantly, she wants to engage a diverse student voice on issues that matter, and she wants the UC to do a better job of asking students what matters. Outside of the UC, Tara is involved in Crimson Key Society, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, and has done some things with the Crimson. Her hobbies include woodturning, salsa dancing, and water colors.
Jen Zhu is a junior joint concentrator in Government and Sociology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. Third time's the charm: she's been on the Undergraduate Council since her freshman year! She's brought coffee to Flyby, co-wrote The Case for a Harvard Student Center which was presented to President Faust, pushed for Lamont 24/7, organized UC Outings for students, spearheaded the Mid-Year Survey to elicit feedback on issues UC should work on, expanded Student Initiated Programming to foster inclusive community on campus, and worked directly with administration to plan Wintersession. This year, some of the projects she's working on includes working for greater student voice in University governance, improving UHS experiences as part of the new UHS Patient Peer Advocate Workgroup, expanding J-Term internships and funding, and incorporating MBTA Charlie Card Chips into our Harvard IDs. She loves talking to and meeting people and hearing new ideas, so say hi, shoot her a message, or stop by New Quincy 320!
Antone Martinho III is a senior in Adams House and has a numerical suffix on his name. Coming to Harvard from Long Beach, CA, he is a member of the Varsity Water Polo team and plays club cricket, in addition to serving as Publisher of the Harvard Salient. This is his second term representing Adams House, where he also serves as HoCo Chair of Special Projects. Antone is a Neurobiology MBB concentrator, secondary in Celtic Languages and Literature. Beholden to no coalitions or agendas, he spends much of his time on the UC sitting to the far right, making snide remarks at the Secretary, and voting curmudgeonly. Antone is a member of the Education Committee and will advocate for improved advising and reform of Gen Ed. He is only sort of an Imperialist.
Tyler Cusick is a junior in Adams House, studying Humanitarian Interventions within the Social Studies department. He is also a proud member of the GeoSociety as an Earth and Planetary Science secondary. Originally from Westfield, New Jersey, Tyler spent his first two years at Harvard running cross country and track but is now seeking to spend more of his time engaged on the campus side of the river. A member of the Human Rights Coalition, HCCG, and the Social Innovation Challenge, Tyler has a broad range of interests and tends to talk a lot so feel free to approach him if there is something you want to see changed. A member of SLC and SIC, he is interested in improving student social life and addressing student needs on campus.
Akshay is a Junior in Cabot House concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a Secondary Field in Government. Besides being a tall, dark, and handsome Indian man, Akshay is incredibly interested in building and fostering community here at Harvard. He plans to work on increasing student group connection with the UC, increasing awareness of mental health resources, and inspiring conversation on gendered leadership here on Harvard's campus. Please feel free to contact Akshay in person, by phone, or email. He's looking forward to working with you!
Una [pronounced: Yoo-Na] is a sophomore concentrating in Government with a secondary in Economics and a citation in Korean. Originally from the world's best city Chicago, Una enjoys taking the scenic route to Cabot House through sunshine, rain, wind, hail, or snow. Before matriculating at Harvard, she took a gap year backpacking around Europe and studying in South Korea for a six-month fellowship. Una is intrigued by how the four-way intersection of politics, economics, psychology, and culture affects each and every single life on this planet. Outside of the UC, she is actively involved in the Harvard College Consulting Group, Small Claims Advisory Services, Harvard College Adventist Fellowship, and Club Tennis. Beyond elephants and donkeys galore, Una loves to sing, listen to Tchaikovsky, dance to K-pop, play board games, and eat deliciously colorful fruit.
C.C. Gong is a sophomore from Anaheim, CA concentrating in Psychology with a secondary in Computer Science. Last year on the Student Initiatives Committee and Student Life Committee, she created the UC Outings program and worked to improve student life by identifying social space on campus. As part of the inaugural Freshman Class Committee at Harvard, she worked to plan events for the class of 2015 and worked with the Freshman Dean's Office to make improvements to freshman common spaces. This year she hopes to focus on the issues of student mental health, student voice, and sustainability at Harvard. Outside of the UC, C.C. is interested in social entrepreneurship and is involved with the Asian American Association, the Harvard Crimson, Christians on Campus, and Middle Eastern Dance Company.
Sietse Goffard is a sophomore planning on concentrating in Economics with a secondary field in Government. He is proud and honored to be representing Currier House in the UC! Last year he worked extensively in the HUDS student-faculty committee, teaming up with the HUDS managers to bring healthier food, more variety, and new tasty dishes to our dining halls. The experience motivated him to get more involved with the UC in order to push for further improvements to student life. Sietse is also involved with the Institute of Politics, volunteers a lot on campus, and debates with Harvard's traveling MUN team. Among his favorite experiences at Harvard so far (besides running for UC, of course) are taking a Science and Cooking class, watching heads-of-state speak at the Kennedy School, and meeting so many amazing friends with diverse talents and interesting backgrounds.
Sahil Khatod is a Junior studying economics with a secondary in Visual and Environmental Studies and a citation in Mandarin. In his free time he enjoys the vibrant greater Boston hardcore punk scene and watching some non-narrative cinema. He believes in the UC as a forum for students to push for a more inclusive Harvard community.
James is a Government concentrator pursuing a secondary in Economics. As a member of the Education Committee, Student Relations Committee, and Rules Committee he wants to streamline how the UC communicates to the broader campus and approach reforms that increase civic participation on campus. Originally from the California Bay Area, he enjoys living so close to the Charles River where you can often find him on long walks enjoying some new music.
Hello Harvard! I’m Jimmy, a junior in Eliot House study Social Studies with a focus in education policy and civil rights. I’ve served on the UC for two years and have enjoyed my time. I'm originally from sunny Los Angeles, CA and love the beach and going to movies. On campus, I'm heavily involved with the Institute of Politics and Harvard Model Congress. I spent the past summer working at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC and will be working as hard as I can this semester to ensure President Obama's re-election. Campus issues I hope to work on include exploring Harvard’s tenuring/hiring practices, the establishment of an Ethnic Studies institute, and substantively addressing student safety and mental health on campus.
Barr Yaron is a junior Applied Mathematics concentrator representing the best house on campus – Kirkland house! Barr serves as Vice Chair of both the Student Initiatives Committee and the Education Committee. She is interested in improving our educational experience at Harvard, specifically the advising structure and schedule, and she serves on two student-faculty committees: the committee on undergraduate education and the academic integrity committee. She is also interested in enhancing student life through new initiatives, particularly leveraging technology to better student life and communication. Things Barr loves (beside the UC): eating spicy food, making jewelry, dancing, and playing tetris. Shoot her an e-mail if you want to chat!
Darragh is from Dublin, Ireland and is thinking about concentrating in economics. Aside from supply and demand, he loves Sweden, baking and Beyoncé. Darragh was the chairperson of the Irish youth parliament and he hopes to bring his experience to help make this the best UC ever! He has special interests in financing new student groups on campus and in mental and sexual health education.
Aaron Watanabe is a junior in Leverett House originally from Vermont. Studying government with a secondary in economics, Aaron is also a government Peer Concentration Counselor, occasional writer for the Party Hard Politics blog, and resident curmudgeon of the Lev dhall. On the UC, he is excited about helping to fund student activities through the Finance Committee and ensuring students have a voice in planning House Renewal. When not working, he enjoys running. Many people ask what he actually does for fun, to which he replies “making bad jokes.”
Originally from the beautiful state of Florida, Chris now spends way too many sunny days working on Stat 110 problem sets. A sophomore living in Leverett, Chris plans on leveraging technology to improve communications between the UC, the administration, and the student body. In addition to serving as UC Secretary, Chris is a senior staffer at Harvard Model Congress, an undergraduate liaison to the Harvard Alumni Association, and an amateur violinist.
Hailing from the land of the great Khan, Zorigoo is a potential Statistics/Economics concentrator residing in the Leverett Towers. Standing for a united community among the various houses, I'll try to create more inter-house community spirit through various incentives and events. When he's not busy fretting over his problem sets, Zorigoo is involved with the Harvard Crimson, HFAC, YSP and likes to take photos in his free time.
Chisom is a Nigerian sophomore living in the gorgeous house of Lowell. As Vice Chair of Grants for the Finance Committee, Chisom hopes to ensure that students organizations have increased access to UC funding and assistance. When she is not listening to Taylor Swift on Spotify, she is doing an Economics pset and when she is not, she is probably sleeping! Outside of the UC, she is involved with the Harvard Africa Business and Investment Club, PBHA's Keylatch Mentoring Program and the Harvard College Faith and Action. Chisom hopes to push for improvements to student life, and would love to hear from you!
Jonathan is a Psychology (Social and Cognitive Neuroscience track) concentrator in Mather house from Seattle, Washington who's been working on the UC Finance Committee to improve the UC grants process and allow Ficom to better serve the student body. A complete music nerd, Jonathan can probably tell you more about rock n' roll than you'd ever need to know. In his free time, Jonathan enjoys playing the guitar, skiing, fencing, running, reading, playing frisbee, and eating spicy food.
Salena is a sophomore Matherite who will concentrate in Statistics if she can survive Stat 110. Originally from the charming city of Ottawa, Canada, Salena is dedicated to improving communication between the UC and the student body. Apart from serving on the UC, Salena also loves dancing with AADT and volunteering with PBHA's Experimentors. Say hi if you see her biking to dance practice or psetting in Mather dhall!
Simon is a junior Government concentrator in Pforzheimer House from Portland, Maine. Excited to partake in student government for the first time in his life, Simon hopes to work toward improving quality of life in the Quad and increasing transparency and accountability at Harvard. In addition to serving on the UC, Simon is the campaigns director of the Harvard Democrats, the finance director of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, a senior staff writer for the Harvard Political Review, and an avid runner and cyclist.
Michael is a Junior in Quincy House, concentrating in Government with a secondary field in Economics. Although he's American by birth, Michael spent the first 18 years of his life living in the Philippines, Malaysia and Mexico. In addition to being a part of Undergraduate Council, Michael is also active in the International Relations Council, especially the Model United Nations Conferences (HMUN, HNMUN) and the Institute of Politics. Michael enjoys foreign languages (Spanish and Japanese), international and domestic politics, good food and good company.
Nic is a junior Statistics concentrator from nearby Andover, Massachusetts. A devoted fan of Modern Family, the Red Sox, and red spiced chicken, Nic is committed to improving student life and facilitating student-faculty discussion through his positions as Student Initiatives Chair and Quincy Rep. Outside of the UC, Nic also loves giving tours for the Crimson Key Society and giving back through Harvard Habitat for Humanity. Say hi if you see him getting his endorphin kick at the MAC or satisfying his sweet tooth at the froyo machine in Quincy dining hall!
Bob is a Sophomore in Winthrop House, pursuing a concentration in social studies with a secondary field in computer science. Bob was born in Australia and lived in Sydney until he arrived at Harvard for the beginning of freshman year. In addition to being a representative on the Under Graduate Council, Bob is a dedicated member of the Crimson Key Society and also active in the International Relations Council, writing for the Harvard International Review and directing for the Harvard Model United Nations Conference. Bob enjoys learning foreign languages, watching Australian Rules football, cycling and eating good food.
Aaron Mukerjee is a Freshman Representative from Crimson Yard living in Wigglesworth. He is passionate about community organizing, politics, and education reform and worked extensively in all of these fields during high school. He plans to continue this work during his time at Harvard. He is truly grateful and excited to have been elected to the UC and he can't wait to work with students to create a better Harvard!
Brett Biebelberg proudly represents Crimson Yard in the UC. Currently a freshman calling Greenough home, he hails from Springfield, New Jersey, where the air smells fresh, the grass looks green, and the fist pumping is kept to a necessary minimum. Brett welcomes ideas, concerns, and feedback regarding how life at Harvard can be improved and is dedicated to channeling the voice of his peers into an irrefutable song of student empowerment. He also likes metaphors.
Manik Kuchroo is a freshman in Greenough Hall and is interested in Biology and Computer Science. Originally from Newton, Massachusetts, Manik attended Buckingham, Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge. As a freshman representative, Manik is committed to improving the life of the student body and having the voice of his freshman classmates heard. An avid cricketer, Manik has played in several regional and national tournaments and is currently on the Harvard Cricket Team. When not in class or a UC meeting, Manik enjoys playing cricket, listening to music and traveling.
Ava Nasro is a Freshman living in Canaday this year and is originally from the mitten (a.k.a MIchigan). She plans on concentrating in biomedical engineering, and hopes to eventually volunteer for Doctors Without Borders one day. Ava currently is on the Social Outreach Committee of LIHC and writes for the Global Health Review. She enjoys running along the Charles on the weekends and loves to travel with her family.
Currently a resident of Thayer, freshman UC representative Kevin Hornbeck has spent the past 19 years of his life living in geographical center of America, Kansas City. In KC, Kevin enjoyed playing tennis among other sports and took a large interest in politics. Here at Harvard, Kevin is a member of the IOP and participates in the Political Union and Citizenship Tutoring programs. He sought a position on the UC largely to invoke more thought and creativity from his yard by making it easier to communicate opinions. He's ready for a great year and you should be too!
Oliver Kim is a freshman living in Canaday F. He’s from Singapore, Hong Kong, Virginia, and too many other places to count. He’s interested in concentrating in economics, computer science, or philosophy. In addition to the UC, Oliver draws political cartoons for the Crimson (they appear on Tusedays) and is comping the Crimson editorial board. He is immensely grateful for this opportunity to represent the Oak Yard and is excited about making a tangible, positive impact on students’ lives!
Dhruv comes from Mumbai, India and is a freshman who lives in Matthews. His academic interests include Economics, Applied Mathematics and Government. He is part of the Finance Committee within the UC and helps manage the funding of various student groups, mainly focusing on development of infrastructure and the social life in Elm Yard. Outside the UC, he is an analyst with the Harvard College Consultancy Group and an active member of the Institute of Politics. He also writes for the Harvard Political Review and enjoys political debate, aspiring to achieve a future leadership role in Indian politics.
Meghamsh is a freshman from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Just because he is from Kentucky doesn't mean he eats KFC (he's vegetarian), has seen the Kentucky Derby (horses aren't his thing), or watch Kentucky basketball (Louisville!). Apart from UC, Meghamsh is also a part of the IOP on the Survey, Fellows and Study Groups, and Internships and Career Services committees. Meghamsh loves good food and politics, but, fun fact, he's actually a pre-med and enjoys chem and bio.
Tiffany is a freshman without any clue of what she might concentrate in. Originally from the sunny state of North Carolina, she now lives in Weld in Elm Yard. She is extremely excited for the year and looks forward to working on the Student Life Committee to improve the quality of the undergraduate, and more specifically of the freshmen, experience here in Cambridge! When she is not working on UC or hibernating in Lamont, Tiffany is also involved in Women in Business, the Harvard College in Asia Program, Strong Women Strong Girls mentoring, and the AACF.
Hello Everyone! I am Happy J and I live in the awesome Holworthy! I am thinking about concentrating in Government and I developed my passion in public service through working on the San Francisco Youth Commission. I am the Publicity Director of the Student Life Committee and I look forward to improving our campus life! I want to hear from YOU about what you want and I am just excited to represent Ivy Yard!
Leah currently resides in the wonderful Straus Hall, and is a proud member of the Ivy Yard. She is from Miami, Florida, and misses the beaches dearly. A fan of Modern Family, House music, and Chipotle, Leah is also passionate about politics, community service, and economics. She is on the Financial committee of the UC, helping to provide student grants to various organizations on campus. Outside of the UC, Leah enjoys being a member of the JFK forum committee of the IOP. She urges students to voice their concerns, and if they see her around campus, feel free to say hi!
Philip Muséy is a resident of Holworthy East, situated serenely at the head of Ivy Yard. He is from Stone Mountain, Georgia, where fireworks and barbecue are a beloved bi-weekly pastime. From his position in the UC, he plans to work on extending the availability of student grants, as well as incepting a new type of collaboration between the UC and student innovators/ social entrepreneurs on campus. You’ll probably run into him on the weekends, as he is generally present at every social gathering (including faculty mixers), as well as several events at neighboring colleges. He brings years of leadership experience to the table, and he is excited to get to work for Ivy Yard. Stop by Holworthy 24 for a chat!