Executive Board

Nida Ansari Co-President

Nida is a rising senior from Greenville, SC, concentrating in Economics. She loves HMC, having staffed each of the six conferences. Outside HMC, she manages and is a barista at an on-campus café (come by sometime — she makes a mean hazelnut latte!)

    Michael Geisler Co-President

    A rising senior at Harvard, Michael studies history with a secondary in economics. Originally from Indiana and Toledo, Ohio, Michael is a big fan of the Midwest. Having worked on Capitol Hill, Michael is excited to pursue a career in public service.

      Nick Pagel Vice President

      Nick is a rising junior at the College, concentrating in Chemical and Physical Biology. The son of a Marine, he was born in America, but raised by the world. While traveling across Asia, he witnessed international politics at work and found his passion.

        Ben Porter Chief of Staff

        Ben is a junior concentrating in Economics and Mind, Brain, Behavior. When not HMC-ing, he enjoys spending time with his dog and watching the Red Sox.

          Cass Hastie Speaker of the House

          Cass Hastie, a senior at Harvard College from Woodstock, New York, is pursuing a degree in Government. When she is not participating in HMC, she spends her time as a peer counselor. Cass was a delegate for 3 years in high school and really loves HMC!

            Dustin Chiang President of the Senate

            Dustin Chiang is a junior from Fremont, California studying Government. He teaches civics at local public schools, leads tours for the Admissions Office, and is the Communications Director for Harvard’s Institute of Politics.

              Maddy Nam Director of Special Programs

              Maddy is a senior from New Jersey concentrating in History and Literature with a secondary in Spanish. This will be her fourteenth HMC conference! Outside of HMC, Maddy works at Harvard Law School and is involved with the climbing team on campus.

                Ryan O'Meara Business Manager

                Ryan O’Meara is a senior at Harvard studying economics with a secondary field in government and a citation in Spanish. Originally from Plano, TX, he enjoys playing golf and rooting for the Texas Rangers.

                  Peter Goldberg Director of Technology

                  Peter Goldberg is a rising sophomore from Needham, MA in Kirkland House concentrating in Computer Science. Outside of HMC, Peter plays saxophone and is involved with programs at the Institute of Politics.

                    Hayley Isenberg Faculty Liaison

                    Hayley is a junior from Dallas, Texas studying Government at Harvard. She tutors for Harvard employees seeking U.S. citizenship, leads tours for the Admissions office, and serves as a peer advisor.

                      Raquel Leslie Director of Outreach and Mentoring

                      Raquel Leslie is a sophomore from Danvers, MA, concentrating in Government with a secondary in East Asian Studies and a citation in Mandarin. Outside of HMC, she is a Peer Advising Fellow and a tutor for Harvard employees seeking US citizenship.

                        Ben Austin Director of Scholarships and Fundraising

                        Ben is a rising sophomore from Cambridge studying Government. Outside of HMC, he is involved with programs at the Institute of Politics and enjoys supporting New England sports teams.

                          Caleb Esrig Director of Operations

                          A proud New Yorker, Caleb is a sophomore in Quincy House interested in Government and Economics. Outside of HMC, he’s actively involved in the Harvard IOP and First-Year Outdoor Program. His loves include Netflix, good people and hiking.

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