Hello, my name is Liam and I am a senior 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.
Academically, I 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 believe that a better understanding of the functioning of such mechanisms can encourage 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!