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Nyla Brewster is a sophomore at Harvard College from Stoughton, Massachusetts. She is planning on concentrating in Social Studies, with a secondary in Computer Science. On campus, Nyla is also involved with Women in Business, Consulting on Business and the Environment, and the Institute of Politics. Outside of schoolwork, she loves running, reading, photography and dog watching.


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Kevin ballen

Kevin is a sophomore in Currier House, studying Sociology. Originally from Boston, Kevin worked for two years between high school and college for the Mayor of Boston and the YMCA. On Campus, Kevin is involved in various civic initiatives, plans events for the College Events Board, and teaches laughter yoga.


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katie o’meara

Katie is a sophomore at the College most likely concentrating in Psychology. She is from Plano, TX, a suburb just outside of Dallas. Outside of HMC, she participates in the Fellows and Study Groups program at Harvard’s Institute of Politics and works with an after school program for elementary and middle school aged students in the Mission Hill community in Boston.  In her free time, Katie enjoys watching all sports, especially football (Go Cowboys!) and exploring new restaurants in and around Harvard Square.


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jonathan ragheb

Jonathan is a sophomore pre-medicine student from beautiful, sunny Los Angeles, California, is studying Neuroscience (and maybe something else in the future, he'll see). Jonathan loves to play volleyball, eat a LOT of food, and sing in the shower. He is a huge Taylor Swift fan, memorizes most of her songs, and is super excited to serve as a staffer in HMCDubai 2020!


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julia huesa

Julia is a senior from rural North Carolina, although her “home” is also in the Basque Country of Spain, where her parents are from and most of her family still lives. At Harvard, she studies Statistics with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy, and serves as the Vice-President of Harvard College’s student government, the Undergraduate Council. She is looking forward to thinking about advancing democratic proceedings in governments across the world.

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winona guo

Winona is a first-year from Princeton, NJ intending to concentrate in Social Studies and African and African American Studies. Though HMC is THE best part of Harvard (not really a hot take), she also loves being part of the Harvard Foundation, Dudley World Music Ensemble, and Harvard Political Review. Otherwise, she collects socks, journals daily, and co-leads the nonprofit CHOOSE to equip every American with racial and intersectional literacy. Topics of interest: Antarctica, childhood TV shows, the Baha'i faith, and chaotic Spotify playlists!


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Shivani aggarwal

Shivi is a junior at Harvard College studying Integrative Biology with a secondary in Economics. Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, she has exchanged living by the Hudson River for the Charles River. At Harvard, she is a mentor at the Harvard EdPortal, working with students from the Allston-Brighton area, and a UC representative for Winthrop House. In her free time she enjoys playing board games, spending time outdoors, and trying as many different matcha drinks as possible.


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Elizabeth herrington

Elizabeth is a senior at Harvard studying Economics. She grew up in Dallas, TX and has also lived in California and New Jersey. She has staffed conferences in Boston, Dubai and Madrid, and is involved in the US Navy Reserve Officers' Training Corps. In her free time, Liz enjoys traveling, being with friends and reading.



Sanika is a junior at Harvard College studying Social Studies with a secondary in a Global Health/Health Policy. Proudly hailing from the Bay Area, California, she has four years of Parliamentary and Congressional debate experience that allow her to share the HMC mission. Outside of HMC, she is chair of the Health, Safety and Wellness Committee on the Harvard Undergraduate Council, sings with the Radcliffe Choral Society, and is heavily involved in a South Asian production, Ghungroo. If you want to get on her good side, Sour Patch Watermelon is the way to go (a simple smile will also do it, she's pretty soft)!


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Venus nnadi

Venus is a sophomore at Harvard University pursuing a joint concentration in Social Studies with a focus field in mass incarceration & education equity and African American Studies, with a secondary in Computer Science. She plans on attending law school and going into a career of civil rights law and politics.

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Sruthi Palaniappan

Sruthi is a senior at Harvard College studying Government with a secondary in Educational Studies. She is originally from Iowa and has been involved with political and non-profit work over many years. On campus, she serves as Student Body President and is passionate about uplifting student voices to create tangible change! Sruthi is a strong advocate for children and has been heavily involved in advocacy related to human rights, gender equality, educational equity, global health, and sustainable development. She aspires to pursue her love for children’s issues in the future through legal means, non-profit work, or advocacy campaigns! 

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House - Science, space, and technology
Andrew yang

Andrew is a senior at Harvard studying Bioengineering. He was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts. Andrew has staffed conferences in San Francisco, Boston, and Madrid; this will be his sixth HMC conference. When he's not doing schoolwork, Andrew can be found running along the nearby Charles River, playing foosball, or eating oysters.

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ryan bayer

Ryan is a junior in Quincy House from San Diego, CA studying Economics with a secondary in Computer Science. Outside of HMC, he is a midshipman in Harvard’s Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, traveling, and hanging out with friends. He's incredibly excited for HMC Dubai!


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jessie rodriguez

Jessie is a senior at Harvard studying Government and Psychology. She is originally from Miami, FL and identifies as Cuban-American. During her time in HMC, Jessie has staffed HMC Boston and HMC Europe and now serves as President of the Europe conference. Aside from HMC, Jessie is involved with the Institute of Politics on campus, loves watching Gilmore Girls, and can usually be found fan-girling over JLO!

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Kaitlyn rabinovitz

Katie is a senior concentrating in Social Studies, and is (hopefully) getting a secondary in Modern Middle Eastern Studies! Katie loves HMC, and has staffed conferences in Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and Boston. Outside of HMC, Katie spends her time working at Harvard Law School and tutoring. Katie loves spending time in Boston, and hanging out with her roommates. She is super excited to staff HMC Dubai 2020! 


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sam saba

Sam is a first-generation, Palestinian-American student from Metro-Detroit who plans to concentrate in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations and Economics with a citation in Arabic. He hopes to work on international relations and education with a non-profit or humanitarian aid agency in his future. Outside of my interest in HMC Dubai, Sam loves watching movies at the local cinema, playing foosball, and reading fiction. He urges delegates with book recommendations to reach out to him anytime!


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Micaela rodriguez

Micaela is a senior from Brooklyn studying Psychology and History of Art and Architecture. At Harvard, she mentors elementary and middle school students at the Ed Portal and is helping conduct research at the McNally Lab for Anxiety Disorders. For a long time, she had her sights set on architecture, but has really enjoyed studying psychology, and hopes to one day be a clinical psychologist. Outside of campus, Micaela loves playing with her two little sisters, listening to French music, and eating cookie dough ice cream. She is extremely excited for HMCD 2020!

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taylor whitsell

Taylor is a junior originally from Danville, Kentucky. At Harvard, he studies government, runs a national civic engagement conference, and spends too much time eating nachos at El Jefe’s. He loves to read, run, and watch reality TV. This is his second time staffing HMC Dubai and he could not be more excited!


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Deanna gutierrez

Deanna is a Senior in Adams House from Los Alamos, New Mexico, pursuing studies in Government with a secondary in Economics. Deanna has staffed HMC Congressional committees since her freshman year at the college and is ecstatic to be serving as the Director of Congressional Programs. At Harvard, she also teaches fifth grade students about civics and government as a part of the Institute of Politics' CIVICS program, volunteers as a citizenship tutor, and is a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company. In her free time, you can find Deanna eating New Mexican cuisine and spending time with her two brothers. 


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Anthony colarusso

Anthony is a member of the class of 2022 from San Diego, California. In addition to HMC, Anthony is involved in Harvard Effective Altruism and Harvard Giving Pledge. He is a huge soccer fan, a supporter of the US National Team and Chelsea FC in England.


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lauren anderson

Lauren is a junior at Harvard studying Social Studies and History of Art and Architecture. Originally from Los Angeles, California, she now calls Cambridge home. Within her major, she studies transition to democracy in Latin America and the reclamation of indigenous cultures in Latin America. Besides HMC, Lauren teaches government and civil rights courses to 5th grade students through the Harvard CIVICS programs, enjoys spending time with friends, exploring Boston and Cambridge, and trying local cafes.


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Connor riordan

Connor hails from the (very) small town of Chester, CT, but also lived for a year and a half in China when he was seven. Ever since high school, he has been extremely interested in politics, which fueled both his love for Model UN and debate as well as his involvement in local politics. In addition to his own political participation, he has also wanted to play a part in educating others, which is why he is thrilled to be joining us in Dubai this fall!

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Alexandra norris

Alexandra is a junior from Nashua, NH studying government and economics. She loves learning about public policy and hopes to work in public service in some capacity after graduation.  In her free time, Alexandra enjoys hiking, biking, and being with friends. Alexandra has staffed HMC conferences in Asia, Europe, and Boston and is beyond excited for HMC Dubai 2020!