Student Ambassadors 2018-19
Jason Keene is a Master in Public Administration/International Development (MPA/ID) Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School. A native of Bethesda, Maryland, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. After Wharton, Jason spent five years working in finance in New York, slowly transitioning to an emerging markets research role. He started his career at Aksia, an investment consulting firm before joining Glen Point Capital, an emerging markets macro hedge fund where he was responsible for Andean markets coverage. At HKS, Jason is hoping to focus on monetary policy and financial/capital markets development in low-income and developing countries.
Anna Mysliwiec is a Master in Public Policy student at the Harvard Kennedy School, graduating this spring. Prior to coming to HKS, Anna worked at the National Democratic Institute, managing democracy and governance assistance programs in Tunisia, Syria, and Mauritania. She interned last summer with Precision Agriculture for Development in Bangladesh, working to start up a research collaboration with a social enterprise that provides agricultural extension services to farmers via mobile phone. After HKS, Anna is hoping to work in international development, particularly in the areas of food security and agriculture development. She previously received a BA in Middle East Studies, with concentrations in political science and Arabic, from Middlebury College.
Nawal Qutub is a graduate student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) pursuing her master’s in International Education Policy. Nawal recently co-founded an organization on campus called Education in Emergencies, focusing on refugees around the world through the lens of education. Nawal is also a project coordinator intern at the Professional Education department at HGSE working on the Middle East Professional Learning Initiative-Fellowship. A fellowship that allows for teacher-educators in Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine develop practices to help improve student opportunities to learn and eventually achieve a productive sustainable life. Prior to starting her master’s program, Nawal worked for the U.S. Embassy in Jordan as an Education Adviser. She ran programs that supported Jordanian students on the application process to U.S. higher education institutions. Nawal helped Jordanian students from financially disadvantaged backgrounds earn more than $4 million in scholarships, and make their higher education journey possible. Nawal earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.