Ben Bryant

Ben Bryant

Dunster House
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Like many younger Harvard students, I came to school not really having any concrete idea about what I wanted to do or study. I've always been interested in people and public policy, so for a while, I thought I'd want to concentrate in Sociology, Government, or Economics. But then I learned a little bit more about what Social Studies had to offer. Sitting at the intersection between all of the social sciences, Social Studies provides its concentrators with the opportunity to study social relationships, and dictate, through our focus field, exactly how we want to shape our education. I often joke with my roommates that I chose to concentrate in Social Studies because I didn't want to choose between concentrations. And, only a year in, I've read a wide breadth of different authors and subjects, most of which have captivated me. The generalist approach Social Studies allows and encourages for its concentrators truly makes it one of the most unique and fulfilling concentrations on campus.

Academic Interests: Criminal Justice Reform, Education, Leadership, Socio-political Inequalities, and other Public Policy considerations

Extracurricular Activities: Harvard Men's Soccer (varsity), Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) Representative, Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, HKS Institute of Politics (IOP)

Career Goals: Law School, Social Impact work