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“Do what your heart tells you to”

“Do what your heart tells you to”

Matti, tell us a bit about yourself and what brought you to the Kennedy School? I have always been an optimist and a can-do -type organizer, wanting to create good…

How I Spent My Summer

How I Spent My Summer

Theodora Skeadas, MPPA Theodora spent the summer in Turkey on a Fulbright Program grant, where she taught English in Antalya and researched the barriers to employment for Syrian refugee youth…

A Conversation With Jane Finn-Foley, Student Services Coordinator

A Conversation With Jane Finn-Foley,  Student Services Coordinator

Jane, tell us in your own words about what you do here at HKS? In my role as Student Services Coordinator, I have the pleasure of working closely with our…

Good News About “Bad News”

Good News About “Bad News”

Harvard Kennedy School’s Kousha Navidar and his team have launched a new YouTube satirical news series called “Bad News.” Navidar, a second-year MPP student, sat down with The Citizen to…

Staff Spotlight: Sergio Hernandez, Enrollment Services Customer Service Specialist

Staff Spotlight: Sergio Hernandez, Enrollment Services Customer Service Specialist

Sergio - tell us in your own words about what you do here at HKS?  My official title here at HKS is “Enrollment Services Customer Service Specialist”. Enrollment Services encompasses the…

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Ashley Fischer, MPP / MBA (MIT Sloan), Organization: BUSS – Bringing Under-Resourced Schools Supplies

BUSS operates to ensure supplies do not go wasted, and schools in need have the resources required to best serve their students. What we do: We do this by soliciting supplies from…

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Sar Medoff, MPP / MD (Mt. Sinai), Organization: Reach Out and Read

I am the Chair of Reach Out and Read’s Young Literacy Council (YLC) (effectively a junior board). The YLC is a group of young professionals who are passionate about the…

Citizen Editorial Team Spotlight

Citizen Editorial Team Spotlight

For our final Spotlight of the year, we bring you a portrait of some of the incredible staff here at The Citizen. They selflessly gave their time to bring you…

REFLECTIONS: Last Words of the Graduating Class

REFLECTIONS: Last Words of the Graduating Class

The Citizen asked students to share their ‘last words’ in mini 140-character messages, adopting a practice from the social-networking service, Twitter. Why 140 characters? Well, Twitter founders chose 140 characters…

REFLECTIONS: Love Conquers All: Charity Is Pure Love

REFLECTIONS: Love Conquers All: Charity Is Pure Love

By Greg Pavone, MPP’14 From the time I was about fourteen, my dream has been to graduate from Harvard Business School, get a high-powered job on Wall Street as an…

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