It's not just about the degree.
Studying at Harvard Kennedy School is also about making lifelong friendships, cultivating community outside the classroom, and building on the skills you already have to take with you beyond HKS.
That's where the Kennedy School Student Government (KSSG) comes in.
Elected by you and your classmates, KSSG organizes events throughout the academic year, including the spirited formals, family-friendly gatherings, and the HKS Talent Show. More importantly, they represent the entire HKS student body, conveying your ideas and concerns to the administration and faculty members.
KSSG members share one goal: to ensure that your HKS experience is rewarding and memorable.
Every Aspect of HKS Life
KSSG members are led by an executive committee comprised of a student president, an executive vice president, and 9 vice presidents who focus on:
- Academic Affairs
- Communications, Technology, and Operations
- Internal Affairs
- International Student Affairs
- Professional Development
- Student Activities
Each degree program class also elects representatives to serve as KSSG members. The main elections are held each fall, with executive committee members serving one-year terms.
2017-2018 KSSG Executive Committee
President: Gessika Innocent
Executive Vice President: Ali Nadeem
VP Academic Affairs: Nadia Nivin
VP Communications: John La Rue
VP Diversity: Dena Elkhatib
VP Families: Anton Tejeda
VP Finance: Paul Orajiaka
VP Internal Affairs: Brandon Stephens
VP International Student Affairs: Aditya Todi
VP Professional Development: Roy Liu
VP Student Activities: Azizjon Azimii
VP Technology and Operations: Brian Lefler
Harvard Graduate Council: Mariano Machado, Hanes Roberts, David Walfish, Jennie Williamson
The 2018-2019 KSSG Executive Committee will be elected by the HKS student body this fall. Contact the Office of Student Services team if you are looking for a full list of the current Kennedy School Student Government representatives.