Student Ambassadors 2017-18
Emily Ausubel is currently a first year Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. Emily earned a Bachelor of Arts from Bowdoin College in Government and Legal Studies with a joint concentration in international relations and comparative politics. After Bowdoin, Emily worked for several years in grant writing and project development in the global health sector, first at Management Sciences for Health and then as a Global Health Corps Fellow at Baylor-Uganda, a pediatric HIV and maternal and child health organization. Immediately prior to coming to HKS, Emily was working at the Vietnamese American Initiative for Development, which supports the Dorchester, MA community with child care, youth leadership development, affordable housing, and other social services. At HKS, Emily is hoping to focus her studies on women rights and international development.
Alexandra Gonzalez is a Mason Fellow at the Mid-Career Master in Public Administration at Harvard Kennedy School. She has a Masters in International Economic Policy from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (SciencesPo), a B.A in Government and International Relations from the Universidad Externado de Colombia, and has completed additional programs on International Development at Columbia University and American University. She has 10 years of international development experience in 7 countries while working for the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Colombian government and a social enterprise in which she worked with local communities. Her experience has focused on sustainable and socio-economic development, peace-building and education, doing both research, policies and project design, implementation and monitoring.
Patrick Hannahan is a Ed.M. candidate studying international education policy at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has six years of work experience designing and implementing USAID programs in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Patrick specializes in education delivery in conflict zones, and has significant experience working in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia. He is passionate about the role communities play in creating educational opportunities for youth. Prior to his international development career, he spent one year living in China and is proficient in Mandarin Chinese. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Patrick earned a B.A. in Political Science from Miami University (OH).
Abeela Latif is an International Education Policy student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she also serves as an Equity and Inclusion Fellow. An Aga Khan Foundation International Scholar, Abeela is actualizing her goal to improve access to education through technological interventions, with a focus on gender equity in access to education in rural Pakistan. An integrationist at heart, she thrives in exploring solutions at the nexus of technology, policy, and education. She also works remotely as an Analyst for a Nashville-based healthcare corporation. Her prior experience includes project consultancy for the New York State Department of Labor through the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics. Abeela holds a BSc in Development Economics, and graduated from Cornell University in 2014 with an MPA in Technology and Infrastructure Policy, concentrating in Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Modeling.