Anant is a native of Southern California. After experiencing racial hate in what he thought was a diverse and welcoming community, he became more aware of the role that race plays in our daily lives. At Harvard, he is particularly passionate about the intersection of mental health and diversity. Through the Foundation, he hopes to work toward creating dialogue between different communities by bridging gaps in understanding.
Nuha grew up in Bronx, NY to a Gambian immigrant family. He is a freshman intern passionate about public education reform in the United States. In an attempt to illustrate his goals, he says, “All I want is the equity of opportunity to succeed for minorities across the board—I don’t like that the narrative of the successful minority is always portrayed as an exception to the race at large.” In a further attempt to investigate the systems of inequality facing young minorities in public school systems, Nuha intends to concentrate in sociology with a specialization in the inequalities in race and ethnicity. Nuha eagerly joins the Harvard Foundation with an impassioned curiosity in fostering inclusivity through intercultural relations on campus.
Nell grew up in central Vermont in a relatively homogenous environment. In high school she joined a diverse community that emphasized the importance of inclusion and equity. There, she learned the important role of being a white ally and became a leader on campus on social justice issues, planning programming and co-teaching a class on race relations. At Harvard, she hopes to normalize and broaden the scope of students who are engaged in dialogue on diversity matters. She is a perspective government concentrator and loves playing sports and being outside in her free time.
Layla is a sophomore from Iowa City, IA . She is interested in exploring issues of social justice through an intersectional lens to empower historically marginalized communities. She would like to study international relations/conflict and humanitarian action to approach social justice from a global perspective. Born in Saudi Arabia to a Sudanese immigrant family, Layla is particularly interested in the Middle East and North Africa.