Conference Staff

Amy Danoff Executive Assistant

Amy is a sophomore from Philadelphia, PA. This will be her 4th Boston conference after 2 years as a delegate! Outside of Model Congress, she works for the literary magazine, gives tours, and leads a backpacking orientation trip for incoming freshmen.

    Anna Henricks Executive Assistant

    Anna Henricks, from Lakeland, Florida, is a sophomore at Harvard concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. Outside of HMC, Anna is a member of the Harvard Modern Dance Company and a student mentor at the Harvard Ed Portal.

      Aren Rendell Executive Assistant

      Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Aren Rendell is a sophomore studying Economics. Aren was an HMC delegate twice in high school, and he is excited to be an Executive Assistant. In his free time, Aren loves to talk about politics and eat.

        Ben Delsman Executive Assistant

        Ben is a junior originally hailing from the beautiful state of Oregon, now studying Economics here at Harvard. When not writing RapGenius comments on Kanye lyrics, you can usually find Ben hiking or playing intramural basketball poorly.

          Matthew Keating Executive Assistant

          Matthew is a sophomore studying Government and East Asian Studies. Originally from the Washington, D.C area, Matthew is an avid lover of politics, parliamentary procedure, languages, trying new foods, and watching videos of Corgis on the internet.

            Sally Yi Executive Assistant

            Sally is a senior in Currier House from Buffalo, NY and Sioux Falls, SD. On campus, Sally engages in gender and education equity work with the Harvard College Women’s Center and the Phillips Brooks House Association and enjoys writing comedy.

              Tanner Gildea House Armed Services

              Tanner is a junior from Cohasset, MA, and he studies international relations and social theory as a Social Studies Concentrator. He is so excited to return to HMC Boston for his third year at the conference! Ask him about all things political.

                Sophie Schick House Education and the Workforce

                Sophie is a junior studying mechanical engineering with a secondary in government. She’s really interested in discussing political issues that pertain to human rights and access to education, and she loves backpacking and cooking!

                  Elena Ramos House Education and the Workforce

                  Elena is a sophomore at Harvard who enjoys studying history, sociology, and Spanish. She loves to spend time designing for The Crimson, cooking, traveling, and painting. Originally from Seattle, she also loves to spend time on her small urban farm.

                    Hanel Baveja House Energy and Commerce

                    Hanel is originally from Ann Arbor, MI, and enjoys consuming copious amounts of coffee and trying to avoid the cold weather. She is currently studying abroad in the south of France, where she is consuming approximately two baguettes per day.

                      Pranay Nadella House Energy and Commerce

                      Pranay is a Junior studying Biology and Statistics. He was raised in the US, but because of his family’s roots in rural India, he is very passionate about international development and global health. Pranay loves the outdoors, plays the violin

                        Amanda Flores House Ethics

                        Amanda Flores is a Sophomore at Harvard living in Currier House. She studies Government and plans to get a citation in Spanish. Amanda is also a member of the Harvard Cheerleading team and a Peer Advising Fellow for Freshmen.

                          Margot Creamer House Ethics

                          Margot is a senior living in Mather House and studying Economics. Originally from Rhode Island, her favorite activity is finding the best hidden beaches in New England!

                            Archana Somasegar House Financial Services

                            I am a senior at Harvard studying Economics with a secondary field of study in Mind, Brain, and Behavior. I am especially passionate about women’s advocacy work and in my free time, I love to sing a cappella, eat frozen yogurt and play soccer!

                              Phillip Ramirez House Foreign Affairs

                              Phillip is a junior studying government. He is a midshipman in the Harvard Naval ROTC program and will commission as a Naval Officer upon graduation. He grew up as a military brat across the U.S. and abroad and enjoys skiing, running, and traveling.

                                William Delaney House Foreign Affairs

                                Will is a Junior from the great state of New York, studying Economics and Linguistics at Harvard. Outside of the classroom, he is a tour guide and an active member in Harvard’s Institute of Politics. This will be his seventh HMC conference.

                                  Rachel Chiu House Homeland Security

                                  Rachel is a junior in Quincy House studying Women and Gender Studies and Spanish. She is originally from Hong Kong. In addition to loving HMC, she has a passion for studying global feminism and advocating for women’s rights on campus and abroad.

                                    Bryan Calvo House Homeland Security

                                    Bryan is a junior at Harvard pursuing a degree in Government. He is from Miami, Florida but is spending the Fall studying abroad in Italy. Aside from HMC, he is the Co-President of Harvard Candela Salsa Dance Troupe as well as a tour guide on campus.

                                      Kyle McFadden House Homeland Security

                                      Born and raised in rural North Dakota, Kyle McFadden is a senior studying government. Aside from HMC, Kyle is actively involved in theater production, the Harvard Political Review, and photography.

                                        Michael Fine House Judiciary

                                        Michael is a sophomore studying in computer science, hailing from Maryland. Outside of school you can find him cooking, hiking, or obsessively refreshing politico.

                                          Layla Kousari House Judiciary

                                          Layla is a junior in Winthrop. She is majoring in Developmental & Regenerative Biology with a minor in Government. Outside of HMC, Layla is involved with the Outdoor Program as well as Club Soccer. Layla loves good food, good music & good people.

                                            Deanna Gutierrez House Oversight and Government Reform

                                            Deanna is a sophomore in Adams studying Government. Outside of class and HMC, she can be found volunteering with the IOP’s CIVICS program or dancing with Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company.

                                              Nick Eynon House Oversight and Government Reform

                                              Nick is a sophomore studying Global Health and Health Policy. Outside of HMC, Nick is a member of the Expressions Dance Company, serves as a host for the Office of Admissions, and, this past year, was a member of the First-Year Social Committee.

                                                Danielle Roybal House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

                                                Danielle is a junior from Claremont, California. Outside of HMC, she enjoys singing in her collegiate a cappella group, teaching civics to children, and conducting political science research.

                                                  Samuel Oh House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

                                                  Sam is a senior in Pforzheimer House studying Neurobiology with a secondary in Film Studies. He is from New Hyde Park, NY, and has been involved with Model Congress since high school. Sam enjoys watching food videos, working out, and dancing to kpop.

                                                    Raymond Wang House Space, Science, and Technology

                                                    Raymond is a sophomore at Harvard concentrating in Computer Science. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, he comes from half a decade of government simulation experience, and is excited to be returning to HMC Boston to staff the House SST Committee.

                                                      Harrison Satcher House Space, Science, and Technology

                                                      Harrison is a rising junior studying Psychology and Statistics, from Florida. On campus, he works for the Computational Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory and Widener Library. His interests include hiking, creative writing, and weightlifting.

                                                        Jessica Lin House Space, Science, and Technology

                                                        Jessica is a junior from Brookline, Massachusetts concentrating in Chemistry and History of Science. Outside of HMC, she directs a student run youth homeless shelter, and she is a part of the Harvard Club Figure Skating team.

                                                          Sally Marsh House State Government

                                                          Sally is a senior studying government and history. A proud Michigander, in her spare time she loves taking pictures, listening to music, and drinking tea. Outside of HMC, Sally is the President of her sorority and involved in Harvard’s IOP.

                                                            Kamila Czachorowski House State Government

                                                            Kamila is a freshman in Canaday, next year she will be living in Adams. She will possibly concentrate in anthropology or history. Kamila writes for The Crimson and debates in the Harvard Political Union. She loves to travel and read.

                                                              Shaun Gohel House Transportation and Infrastructure

                                                              Hailing from Pittsburgh, PA, Shaun is a senior in Dunster House studying English and Economics. His interests include current events, sour candy, and napping. On campus, you can find him writing for the campus newspaper and humor magazine.

                                                                Sean Henson House Transportation and Infrastructure

                                                                Sean is Sophomore concentrating in Economics with a possible secondary in HAA. At Harvard, he works with unnaturalized citizens in helping them apply for citizenship, is a leader in the Harvard Outing Club, and works at the Harvard Art Museums.

                                                                  Nick Nava Senate Armed Services

                                                                  Born & raised in Miami, Nick is a sophomore living in Mather House. He is an economics concentrator who is involved with the CIVICS program & Mather HoCo. He is particularly interested in studying unemployment in the US. He also loves the Miami Heat.

                                                                    Kemi Akenzua Senate Armed Services

                                                                    Kemi is a sophomore from Los Angeles concentrating in History and Science . She’s involved in groups like the Harvard African Business Investment Club and Women in CS. She loves to travel, cook, discuss global affairs, play her violin, and volunteer.

                                                                      Victor Agbafe Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

                                                                      Victor Agbafe is a government concentrator and premed. Outside of HMC, Victor is involved in Student Government, Institute of Politics, IM sports, and the Black Students Association. In his free time he enjoys working out and listening to music.

                                                                        Claire Chen Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

                                                                        Claire is a junior studying Economics and Government hailing from Toronto, Canada. On campus, she is often found hanging out in obscure libraries, watching figure skating videos, and napping. She is thrilled to return to HMC for her third year.

                                                                          Ashhab Thakur Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

                                                                          Ashhab is a sophomore from Fort Myers, FL studying Chemical & Physical Biology and Economics. Outside of class, he enjoys researching at Massachusetts General Hospital and working for the Harvard Health Policy Review.

                                                                            Yankang Yang Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

                                                                            Yankang is a Senior in Leverett House studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Outside of HMC, Yankang heads Harvard’s Engineering Society, plays intramural sports when he is not injured, and can often be found eating food.

                                                                              Kyle Sanok Senate Energy and Natural Resources

                                                                              Kyle grew up in Northern Virginia outside of DC and plans to concentrate Applied Mathematics with a focus in energy. Kyle also sings in the Harvard LowKeys, one of Havard’s premier co-ed a capella groups. He also loves traveling, eating, and running.

                                                                                Will Christenfeld Senate Environment and Public Works

                                                                                Will is a sophomore studying psych at the college. He likes the movie Superbad and grape soda, even though he recognizes that it’s objectively not a good drink. He ate the most hot dogs at his fourth grade BBQ. He felt sick after.

                                                                                  Walker Jordan Senate Environment and Public Works

                                                                                  Walker calls the suburbs of Boston home, although he has also lived in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Colorado. He studies Economics and is passionate about tech. He serves as a tour guide for the Crimson Key Society and enjoys playing Spikeball.

                                                                                    Rachael Han Senate Environment and Public Works

                                                                                    Rachael is a sophomore at Harvard University and lives in Dunster House. She conducts genomic research at The Broad Institute and in her free time, enjoys going to the gym and reading poetry.

                                                                                      Kailash Sundaram Senate Finance

                                                                                      Kailash Sundaram is a sophomore from Andover, MA, concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary field in Economics. He has worked as a finance intern for several political campaigns and interned at the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee.

                                                                                        Chris Vassallo Senate Finance

                                                                                        Chris is a politics junkie. He’s spent a summer as a Senate page, a summer interning for Sen. Charles Schumer in New York, and a summer as an intern for two political journalists. He’s excited to share his interest as chair of Senate Finance!

                                                                                          Jefferey Huang Senate Foreign Relations

                                                                                          Jefferey Huang is a junior in Winthrop House studying Government and Computer Science. His hobbies outside of HMC include basketball, boxing, and cutting hair. Feel free to stop and say hi!

                                                                                            Junius Williams Senate Foreign Relations

                                                                                            Junius Williams is a rising senior in Mather. He spent his junior year in London and Muscat, where his research focused on the relationship between Oman and East Africa. He has previously interned at McKinsey, and enjoys traveling and playing drums.

                                                                                              Cate Pinto Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

                                                                                              Cate is a sophomore in Dunster House concentrating in Applied Math. Outside of HMC, she organizes the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser, swims on the Harvard Club Swim Team, and works as a Peer Advising Fellow for incoming freshman.

                                                                                                Luke Melas-Kyriazi Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

                                                                                                Luke Melas-Kyriazi is a freshman from New York City concentrating in mathematics. Outside of HMC, Luke manages the web division of The Harvard Shop and organizes the Harvard-MIT Math Tournament. In his free time, he likes to cook, code, and kayak.

                                                                                                  Maddie Zabriskie Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

                                                                                                  Maddie is a senior in Mather house who comes from Texas. She is studying Government and Psychology, with a focus on American politics. When she is not in class, you can usually find her in the boathouse. She is very excited for HMC Boston!

                                                                                                    Esteban Flores Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

                                                                                                    Esteban is a sophomore in Leverett house who is anticipating a joint concentration in physics and philosophy. Born and raised on the South Texas border, Esteban has always been interested in topics of international relations.

                                                                                                      Carter Wilcox Senate Judiciary

                                                                                                      I’ve lived in Boston all my life, but tragically have not developed an accent. I console myself by attempting and failing to sing the Moana soundtrack and catching meals with my friends. Economics and Computer Science are fun, but I love history more

                                                                                                        Janover Claira Senate Judiciary

                                                                                                        Claira is a sophomore from New Haven, CT studying history. After 4 years of being a model congress delegate, she’s very grateful to be part of HMC. Outside of HMC Claira is part of Harvard’s Political Union, running club, HAPA, and SHEATH.

                                                                                                          Christopher Fenaroli Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

                                                                                                          Chris is a Junior in Winthrop House from Connecticut studying Applied Math. Outside of HMC, Chris enjoys running and rowing.

                                                                                                            Narayan Narasimhan SP Constitutional Convention

                                                                                                            Narayan Narasimhan is a junior concentrating in Social Studies. He is originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, and this will be his 7th HMC conference. Narayan also works with the Admissions Office and is a part of the South Asian Association.

                                                                                                              Maria Mendoza SP District Court

                                                                                                              Maria Mendoza is a junior in Quincy House studying Government. Maria staffs HMC conferences in Asia, Europe, and Boston, and serves on the board of HMC San Francisco. Outside of HMC, Maria competes on the mock trial team and tutors Harvard employees.

                                                                                                                Jennifer Li SP District Court

                                                                                                                Jenny is a junior from Washington, DC concentrating in Social Studies. Outside of HMC, Jenny is a coxswain for the women’s heavyweight crew team and involved with Women in Business.
                                                                                                                In her free time, Jenny loves running and watching Scandal.

                                                                                                                  Regina Fairfax SP District Court

                                                                                                                  Regina is a freshman from Chevy Chase, MD. Outside of HMC she is a member of the Small Claims Advising Service and the Association of Black Harvard Women. She loves movies, fashion, and hopes to go to law school after graduating from Harvard College.

                                                                                                                    Jeewon Lee SP District Court

                                                                                                                    Jeewon was born in Seoul, South Korea and raised in Manila, Philippines. With HMC, she has staffed conferences in Boston, Seoul, Hong Kong and Dubai. Outside HMC, Jeewon is a member of the Harvard Mock Trial Team. She is also a huge foodie.

                                                                                                                      Kira Brenner SP FBI

                                                                                                                      Kira is a senior studying Neurobiology. She hails from the Bay Area and attended HMC San Fransisco when she was in high school! As a long time HMC enthusiast, she is incredibly excited to staff Boston her last year in college!

                                                                                                                        Andrew Badinelli SP FBI

                                                                                                                        Andrew Badinelli is a senior in Mather House from Brookfield, Connecticut, studying economics with a secondary field in history of science. Andrew has staffed HMC conferences in Boston, Asia, Europe, and serves as the president of HMC San Francisco.

                                                                                                                          Spencer Shapiro SP G-20

                                                                                                                          Spencer is a junior at Harvard originally from New York City. In his spare time he can be found reading the news or attempting to finish crossword puzzles. Outside of HMC, he participates in IOP programs and HCAP.

                                                                                                                            Nate Hiatt SP G-20

                                                                                                                            My name is Nate Hiatt, and I’m going to be a junior in Eliot House concentrating in Social Studies. My main interests are political, legal, and social theory. I also love watching basketball and football (go Celtics and Pats).

                                                                                                                              Lyndon Hanrahan SP G-20

                                                                                                                              Lyndon Hanrahan is a sophomore hailing from the great city of Toronto. He studies Literature and filmmaking at Harvard and hopes to one day be a screenwriter and director.

                                                                                                                                Justin Walthier SP Historical Committee

                                                                                                                                Justin is a sophomore in Eliot House pursuing a joint concentration in Classics and History. In addition to Harvard Model Congress, Justin is a member of the Mock Trial Team, TLA improv, and Room 13, an undergraduate peer counseling service.

                                                                                                                                  Mateo Lincoln SP Historical Committee

                                                                                                                                  Mateo is a junior studying Comparative Literature and Music at Harvard. An enthusiastic HMC-er, he staffed Science and Technology in Boston and Historical Committee in Madrid. He can’t wait to join other conferences and expand his horizons!

                                                                                                                                    Julissa Higgins SP Media

                                                                                                                                    Julissa is a junior at Harvard. Her love for journalism and politics has led her to become involved in HMC and to intern with TIME magazine covering the election. In her free time, she enjoys photographing, writing, and going on solo adventures!

                                                                                                                                      Andrew Wilcox SP Media

                                                                                                                                      Andrew is a senior English concentrator from Pennsylvania. He has been involved with Harvard Model Congress since his Freshman year. Outside of HMC, Andrew helps manage the university’s arts and literature magazine.

                                                                                                                                        Kevin Servellon SP NEC

                                                                                                                                        Kevin is a junior concentrating in Social Studies focusing on the developmental economics of Latin America. Outside of HMC, Kevin is very active within the arts community at Harvard. During his free time, Kevin enjoys traveling and trying new foods.

                                                                                                                                          Mack Andrews SP NGA

                                                                                                                                          Mack is a rising senior in Cabot House, concentrating in Economics. He’s originally from Tucson, Arizona. Aside from Harvard Model Congress, he also works on campus as an economics tutor.

                                                                                                                                            Kayla Hollingsworth SP NGA

                                                                                                                                            Kayla is a (junior) at Harvard College concentrating in Government and English. Kayla calls the sunny beaches of Southern California her home and she loves reading, writing, running, mountaineering, and really anything else you can do outside:)

                                                                                                                                              Marty Berger SP NGA

                                                                                                                                              Marty Berger is a junior at Harvard studying Anthropology with a minor in African American Studies. Originally from Portland, Oregon, he serves as the Interviews Editor for the Harvard Political Review and researches police violence in Chicago.

                                                                                                                                                Elizabeth Herington SP NSC

                                                                                                                                                Elizabeth is a sophomore pursuing a concentration in Economics. She lives in Kinnelon, NJ, and grew up in Dallas, TX. On campus, she is involved in Navy ROTC. She loves to read, cook and travel.

                                                                                                                                                  Gene Young Chang SP NSC

                                                                                                                                                  Gene is a Junior from Seoul, Korea concentrating in Social Studies at Harvard. He served for two years as a Sergeant in the Korean Army, and on campus he competed with the Harvard Mock Trial Association and conducted research on criminal justice.

                                                                                                                                                    Joon Yang SP NSC

                                                                                                                                                    Joon enjoys developing AI models, traveling, and writing. In 2015, he served in the Republic of Korea Army 26th Mech. Infantry and was deployed to Lebanon as part of a United Nations PKO. After two years, he is excited to be back in HMC.

                                                                                                                                                      Jocelyn Hernandez SP Organization of American States

                                                                                                                                                      Jocelyn hails from the great state of Texas. She is passionate about all-things Latin America! Outside of HMC, Jocelyn is involved in HACIA Democracy and the Institute of Politics. Her pastimes include traveling, reading, dancing, and taking siestas!

                                                                                                                                                        Andrew O'Donohue SP Organization of American States

                                                                                                                                                        Andrew O’Donohue, originally from New York City, is a senior concentrating in Social Studies. His favorite things include attempting to dance, reading New Yorker comics, and traveling! He has worked in Mexico, Argentina, and Turkey.

                                                                                                                                                          Shing-Shing Cao SP PresCab

                                                                                                                                                          Shing-Shing is a senior studying economics and computer science from Delaware. Outside of HMC, she competes on the Mock Trial team, works with refugees in a immigration law clinic, and works at a youth homeless shelter. She’s excited to meet you all!

                                                                                                                                                            Danielle Foltz SP PresCab

                                                                                                                                                            Danielle Foltz is a sophomore from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Outside of HMC, she is involved in Harvard’s Radio Station, and loves watching movies and playing with her dog Amber. Danielle is hoping to concentrate in History and Science.

                                                                                                                                                              Kate Swain Smith SP PresCab

                                                                                                                                                              My name is Kate Swain Smith and I am a current sophomore studying Government and Spanish. Originally from Boston, I came up through the Boston Public Schools system playing soccer and mentoring, and now here at Harvard I enjoy all things politics.

                                                                                                                                                                Leni Hirsch SP Supreme Court

                                                                                                                                                                Leni (pronounced lay-nee) hails from Washington, DC. She is currently a senior living in Pforzheimer House. Having participated in HMC Boston as a delegate and staffed HMC Boston, Middle East and Asia, she is excited for another amazing conference!

                                                                                                                                                                  Caroline Tervo SP Supreme Court

                                                                                                                                                                  Caroline Tervo is a junior studying government, originally from the great state of North Carolina. In addition to HMC, she’s actively involved in Harvard’s Institute of Politics, and when she’s not working, loves spending time outdoors!

                                                                                                                                                                    Melvin Woo SP Supreme Court

                                                                                                                                                                    Melvin is a junior at Harvard concentrating in Government with a secondary in Comp-Sci. He is currently the President of HMC Asia. This is his 14th HMC conference (three as a HS delegate!) and this will be his 5th time staffing Supreme Court!

                                                                                                                                                                      Will Smiles SP Supreme Court

                                                                                                                                                                      A former delegate himself, Will could not be more excited to be staffing Harvard Model Congress for his third year. Hailing from the sunny state of Florida, Will is a current sophomore at the college and plans to major in Computer Science

                                                                                                                                                                        Avital Romoff SP West Wing

                                                                                                                                                                        Avital is a sophomore studying sociology at the college. She likes the movie superbad and grape soda, even though he recognizes that it’s objectively not a good drink. She ate the most poutine at her fourth grade BBQ. She felt sick after.

                                                                                                                                                                          Derek Paulhus SP West Wing

                                                                                                                                                                          Derek is a junior living in Mather House, studying Government with a secondary in Spanish. He is originally from Miami, Florida. Outside of HMC, he is involved with multiple organizations in Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

                                                                                                                                                                            Catherine Zhang SP West Wing

                                                                                                                                                                            Catherine Zhang is a Social Studies concentrator in Adams House. This is her second time staffing West Wing at Harvard Model Congress Boston. Outside of HMC, she likes to write comedy for On Harvard Time and Satire V.

                                                                                                                                                                              Alexandra Caffrey State Senate

                                                                                                                                                                              Alexandra is a sophomore studying Government and Global Health. She is originally from Miami, Florida, and at Harvard enjoys directing the Harvard Ballet Company and volunteering with the Harvard Democrats.

                                                                                                                                                                                Charlotte Watts State Senate

                                                                                                                                                                                Charlotte is a freshman from New York City planning to study History. Outside of HMC, Charlotte is involved in prison tutoring, the College Democrats, and the Crimson. She enjoys sailing, cooking, and hiking.

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