Liam Simons

Liam Simons

Leverett House
'21
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Hello, my name is Liam and I am a Junior living in Leverett House. I originally declared a concentration in Economics but changed to Social Studies in the Spring of my Sophomore year- better late than never! I was drawn to Social Studies by the interdisciplinary approach that it encourages me to apply to my studies, allowing me to synthesize multiple fields which I am passionate about into a cohesive whole. In Social Studies, I combined my interest in economics with my passion for American education policy and I designed my own Focus Field accordingly. Switching to Social Studies was undoubtedly one of the best decisions that I have made at Harvard thus far.

Academically, I plan to study the disparities of economic and educational opportunities in the United States. I find uncovering mechanisms of inequality not only interesting but also tremendously important work. I hope that by better understanding the function of such mechanisms, they can eventually be altered to allow for greater equality of opportunity and thus permit greater achievement by previously underserved populations.

Outside of the classroom, I am very involved with the International Relations Council. I oversee the General Assembly of Harvard Model UN, an organization which I helped me greatly as a high-school delegate, a gift which I now hope to pass on. I volunteer as a tutor with the Harvard Program for International Relations, an organization which seeks to prepare high school students to be engaged citizens in global affairs and equip them with the tools to assess complex international issues. Lastly, I am a member of the Memorial Church Student Advisory Board.

Please reach out if you have any questions whatsoever!