Making News

Talking Politics: "Wu-Hoo!"

Boston will get its first official challenger for an at-large seat on the Boston City Council, with 27-year-old South End resident Michelle Wu, HLS '11 and Oval Office '11. Campaign website

Stefani Carter for Texas House of Representatives

Stefani Carter (JD/MPP '05 and Oval Office Cohort 2005) has launched her political campaign to run for the Texas House of Representatives, District 102. Campaign website

Natasha Holiday for New York State Assembly

Natasha Holiday (MPP '07 and Oval Office Cohort 2006) has established an exploratory committee for the 2010 New York State Assembly race in District 42. Campaign website

An Oval Office Alumna Reflects on Her Work with Senator Kennedy

Sheila Lalwani (MPP ‘09), an Oval Office alumna, shares her experience as an Oval Office Intern in Senator Ted Kennedy’s office during the summer of 2009.

From Harvard Square to Parliament Hill

An interview with Margaux McDonald, MPA/MTS '08 and Cohort 2009, on her Oval Office summer internship with Canadian Member of Parliament, Martha Hall Findlay.

Good Morning, Children: My First Years in Early Childhood Education

An interview with Sophia Pappas, MPP '10 and Cohort 2009, in the HKS Citizen on her recently published book.
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A New Girls’ Network: An Interview with Massachusetts State Representative Lori Ehrlich, D-Marblehead

An interview with Representative Lori Ehrlich, MC/MPA '05 and Cohort 2005 member in the Harvard Kennedy School Citizen.

Priya Parker Wins MPP1 Class Rep!

Fall 2008 | Priya Parker, MPP '10 and Cohort 2009 Member, successfully ran for and won her first elected position as a first-year MPP Class Representative.

Single Ladies at the G-20

Cohort 2008 member and MPP '09, Carlyn Reichel, shares her thoughts on the "Single Ladies at the G-20" in the Harvard Kennedy School Citizen.

Students Share Their Political Aspirations

April 15, 2009 - Naye Bathily (MC/MPA ‘09), Sheila Lalwani (MPP ‘09), and Malgorzata Steiner (MPP ‘09), three Cohort 2009 members, share their experiences in Oval Office and their aspirations for public service in the Harvard Kennedy School Citizen:

A New Leadership for Africa by Naye Bathily, Cohort '09

Finding My Voice by Sheila B. Lalwani, Cohort '09

Thinking Ahead to a Future in Politics by Malgorzata Steiner, Cohort '09

Melanie Roe: Director of hall management for the Denver DNC

Just a year out of the Kennedy School, Melanie Roe MPP 2007 is responsible for ensuring the most closely watched presidential convention in history comes off without a hitch.

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