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Class of 2021 profiles

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Meet the Class of 2021

Harvard Divinity School

Spiritual leaders dedicated to building a better world

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Harvard Kennedy School

Leaders and civic innovators making a more just world

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  • David Cotacachi

Committed to protecting the land

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  • Jeremy Ney

Helping others achieve the American dream

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  • Jamaji and Onyema Nwanaji-Enwerem

Mixing medical training with public policy skills

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  • Ganchimeg Ganpurev

A mission to develop equality

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  • Raven Graf

Navigating the political landscape of climate change

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Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Dentists and dental professionals dedicated to oral and systemic health

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Global health leaders working to improve the lives and health of people everywhere

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  • Ajay Kolli

Studying diet and vision impairment

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  • Samantha Giffen

The making of a disease detective

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  • Bhargav Krishna

The fight for cleaner air

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  • Gabriela Borin Castillo

Understanding chronic pain

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  • Sneha Dutta

Understanding why individuals age differently

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  • Lawson Ung

Finding a call to action in global poverty and blindness

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Harvard Extension School

A global community of graduates and lifelong learners

Harvard Medical School

Leaders and compassionate caregivers dedicated to improving health and well-being

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  • Mark Zaki

Connecting on a human level is important

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  • Asmaa Rimawi

Researching the effects of discrimination on health, health care delivery

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  • Troy Amen

Addressing socioeconomic inequalities from an administrative perspective

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  • Jamaji Nwanaji-Enwerem

Investigating how airborne particles affect biological aging

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  • Krissy Lyon

Understand the neuroscience behind behavior

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Harvard College

Leaders and change makers ready to reimagine the future

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Harvard Law School

Law experts focused on public service and the highest ideals of law and justice

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  • Zachary Weinstein

From actor to lawyer

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  • Phebe Hong

Focused on healthcare law

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  • Iqra Saleem Khan

Finding resilience far from home

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  • Frankie Troncoso

A tremendous role to play

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Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Dedicated problem-solvers using science to address the most pressing issues of our time

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Harvard Graduate School of Education

Educators putting powerful ideas into practice for all learners

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  • Steven Chambers

Working to make connections

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  • Jenny Portillo

The power of collective action

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  • Samantha Fletcher

Focusing on diversity, equity, and inclusion

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  • Elena Milius

Dreaming alongside children and families

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  • Yesenia Perez

Earnest curiosity and a culture of care

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  • Shahara Jackson

Becoming a transformational superintendent

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Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Experts on the forefront of research and discovery

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Harvard Business School

Leaders inventing the future of business and making a difference in the world

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  • Laura Sandoval

Chasing your dreams

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  • Thomaz Galvao

Learning through others’ experiences and perspectives

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  • Joy Chen

Keeping people in touch

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  • Brice Fodouop

Leadership in manufacturing

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Harvard Graduate School of Design

Leaders in design, research, and scholarship making a resilient, just, and beautiful world

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