You Are Here: From Staff to Alumni, a Community That Lives Its Mission

July 28, 2014
by Molly Lanzarotta

Who: Julie Galante, HKS staff member (above right, pictured with colleague James Chaknis and student Christina Marin).
Where: I am here in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
What: “A week into starting my new position as manager of communications and marketing for degree programs, I found myself shoulder-to-shoulder with students, professors, and staff during HKS Public Service Week helping to clean up the banks of the Charles River. Being there made me understand that HKS not only talks about its mission to make the world a better place; it acts on it in ways big and small. There is something inherently special about being part of a community where the common denominator is a shared belief and drive to serve – in whatever way we can.”

You are here: By being engaged in the HKS endeavor, you are here with Julie, making a difference in our community.

Who: Randy Evans MPP 1977
Where: I’m here in Tokyo, Japan
What: “I've been a director of two Seibu Holdings companies for the last 2 ½ years. This photo was taken at NICOT at the Shakujii-Koen railway station in northwest Tokyo: one of 92 stations along the Seibu Railway corridors carrying 1.7 million passengers per day. As Japan encourages more women to return to the work force, our company will aggressively follow Japanese Prime Minister Shinz┼Ź Abe’s ‘Womanomics’ by developing more after school, child care and senior centers at our stations."

You are here: Through your involvement in the HKS community, you are here with Randy, helping to expand child and eldercare options in Japan.

Who: Amit Khosa HKSEE 2013
Where: I am here in Western Uttar Pradesh, India.
What: “As an engineer with the mobile operator Idea Cellular Ltd., which serves in excess of 120 million people in India, I have operated in various regions and managed to deliver service even in the worst of times such as floods, riots and recession. After attending the HKS Executive Education program 'Leadership in Crises' I used the tools, concepts and research I acquired in my work back home. I thus realize it is always important to reduce the novelty in any situation and that learning is a continuous process. Serving telecommunications in urban/rural areas of the country 24/7 we are changing people’s lives and their vision for the future.”

You are here: By being part of the HKS community, you are here with Amit helping to keep people connected in India.

Map of the world with "you are here"

Put yourself in the picture as HKS maps the way to a better world. Print the You Are Here sign and take a photo or video of yourself in a setting that conveys the work you are doing now. Email it to: with your name, your connection to HKS, and location, and share it yourself using #youarehere #hks.

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