Lynnea Shuck is sophomore in Currier House studying political theory and English with a focus on the history of environmental thought. On campus, Lynnea enjoys singing with the Harvard University Choir and Gilbert and Sullivan Players. She is also an editor of the Harvard Review of Philosophy. Last summer, Lynnea worked on environmental policy at the U.S. Department of the Interior in D.C.
Kayla a sophomore in Currier studying Government and English with a secondary in Near Eastern Languages and Civilization. Kayla is interested in human rights international law, notably in the MENA region, and absolutely loves traveling. She spend most of her free time running, hiking, mountaineering, and just going on adventures!:) And, she loves food.
Nick is a sophomore living in Cabot house. Nick was born in Indiana, but moved to Washington D.C. at a young age. During his high school years at St. Albans, Nick founded and organized the winter training tennis program for the Maryland Special Olympics Tennis Association. In his free time, Nick enjoys playing tennis with friends and watching sports. During his freshman summer, Nick interned for the Federal Insurance Office at the Department of Treasury. Nick is majoring in economics and would someday like to attend business school. After he finishes school, Nick would like to be involved in public service.
Amy Zhang is a junior in Kirkland House concentrating in Economics with a secondary in Psychology and an interest in the medical field. Although she was born in Japan, Amy moved to Belmont, MA at a young age. As a high schooler, Amy was the president of the community service club, developed a tutoring program, played on the tennis team, and enjoyed volunteering at an elementary school aftercare program with kindergarteners. She is incredibly passionate about mentorship and working to develop leadership, compassion, and enthusiasm in younger students. At Harvard, Amy is involved with a variety of activities including the Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association, HAUSCR, tutoring, and the Eleganza Show. In her free time, she enjoys going to Zumba classes, exploring all the good food in Harvard Square and Boston, and traveling.
Adam Vareberg is currently a sophomore in Quincy House concentrating in Biomedical Engineering. Adam was born in Des Moines, Iowa but raised in Fargo, North Dakota, where he grew to love community involvement. As the student body president at Davies High School, which opened in 2011, Adam played an active role in the development of a brand new school. Adam also took on other committee and leadership positions in his school, community, and state that allowed him to pursue his passion for service and community progression. He has raised substantial funding and awareness for non-profits in Fargo and has even served as the president of a non-profit. He is excited to work with the LDI committee members to grow as a leader and provide Harvard undergrads new opportunities lead. Adam loves to spend his time water skiing when the weather permits. Otherwise, he enjoys time spent with his friends and family.
Deepika is a student, scientist, social entrepreneur, speaker and sophomore in Winthrop concentrating in Neurobiology with a secondary in Global Health and Public Policy. After being recognized as America’s Top Young Scientist in 2012, Deepika was invited to present at the 2013 (and later 2016) White House Science Fair. She was named one Forbes’ “30 Under 30: Energy”, and was the National Geographic Explorer Award Winner in the Google Science Fair. Deepika is also CEO and founder of Catalyst for World Water, a social enterprise aimed at solving the global water crisis. On campus Deepika is Chair of Branch Publishing on Scientista, and Director of Outreach on the Social Innovation Collaborative. In free time she enjoys public speaking and has spoken at two TEDx events, the United Nation’s Headquarters, and TEDWomen.
Jake Gober is a sophomore living in Cabot House planning to concentrate in Applied Math or Economics. Jake is part of the Harvard College Consulting Club, Harvard Ventures, and the Club Tennis team at Harvard. He enjoys startups and well as business management, and has a growing interest in artificial intelligence/machine learning. Jake has been on the Leadership Development Initiative for over a year now, and he has enjoyed the people in the committee as well as the events they have run.