Jen Zhu is a senior joint concentrator in Government and Sociology with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. She's been on the Undergraduate Council all four years at Harvard. Jen's brought coffee to Flyby, co-wrote The Case for a Student Center which was used by President Faust to successfully fundraise capital to build the student center, pushed for Lamont 24/7, organized UC Outings for students to provide alternative social options, and worked directly with administration to plan Wintersession. With Tara, Jen advocated for a social option fund launched this past July and wrote memos on emergency communications following the Boston Marathon bombings and manhunt and a guns control policy memo commissioned by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. This year, Jen hopes to help students navigate healthcare during implementation of the Affordable Care Act, improve Harvard's policy on sexual assault, increase environmental sustainability, and continue working on the issue of mental health on campus. She loves talking to and meeting people and hearing new ideas, so say hi, shoot her a message, or stop by her office hours on Fridays from 4-5 PM in Lamont Café!
"Tara Raghuveer is a senior concentrating in Social Studies, with a focus on contemporary American immigration and urban social problems. She is originally from Kansas City, Kansas. She joined the UC as a sophomore Currier representative (after losing the election freshman year), and served on the Student Life Committee, as the vice chair of the Student Relations Committee, and as an appointee to the student-faculty committee on campus safety. Tara believes in the UC's potential to positively impact the life of every Harvard student, so long as the UC thinks critically and works excellently to address the most relevant student issues. This semester Tara aims to build a strong and supportive community on the Council, to be a strong advocate for student empowerment regarding endowment-related questions like the Social Alternative Fund and divestment from fossil fuels, to expand gender-neutral housing to all upperclassmen houses, to sustain critical campus dialogue on mental health and sexual assault policy, to reform the UC budget to better address growing student demands for funding, and to develop an active UC alumni network. Outside of the UC, Tara builds sets for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, doodles portraits of her classmates, bikes, and dreams of starting a hot sauce venture.