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Chike Aguh, Co-Chair (MPA '13)
Chike Aguh was born in New Jersey to immigrant parents from rural Nigeria. He attended Tufts University and graduated in 2005 with a degree in Political Science. While at Tufts, he served as student body president as well as a board member of various black student organizations. Upon arrival in New York, he worked in the New York City Department of Education as a New York City Urban Fellow. From 2006-2008, he taught 2nd grade at Excellence Charter School of Bedford-Stuyvesant, the only all boys elementary charter school in New York City as a corps member for Teach For America. Following that, Chike taught English As a Second Language to high school seniors in Thailand as a Fulbright scholar.

In 2010, Chike graduated with a Master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). At HGSE, he was the Coordinator for G.I.V.E.S. (Graduate students Involved in Various Efforts of Service), a policy intern for the Massachusetts Secretary of Education Paul Reville and a research assistant for best selling author, Dr. Tony Wagner. In 2010, he worked in the Office of the General Counsel and the Office of Innovation and Improvement at the United States Department of Education. Currently, he is a joint MBA/MPA student between the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Kennedy School. He serves as a Howard E. Mitchell Fellow and Public Service Fellow at Wharton and HKS respectively. In 2011, he was a summer associate with the Washington D.C. office of McKinsey and Company which houses the firm’s Public Sector Office, Social Sector Office and Education Practice. This past summer, Chike worked at a new social impact venture capital firm, as well as a Harvard Presidential Public Service Fellow at the White House’s Performance Improvement Council. His focus is on how to reimagine the American education system so that all children and citizens, particularly the poorest, are prepared to be innovators in today’s global economy.

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Kristina Redgrave, Co-Chair (MPP '13)
Kristina Redgrave is a Master in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School where she focuses on the intersection of technology, policy and social change. This past summer, she was an Ash Innovation Fellow and Civic Innovation Fellow in the Office of Mayor Ed Lee (City and County of San Francisco). Previously, Kristina served on the policy team in the office of Governor Ted Strickland (Ohio) as the Assistant Director of the Office for Women's Initiatives and Outreach and as Special Assistant for Federal Stimulus Implementation and Policy. Additionally, prior to graduate school, she worked as the health policy advisor for a policy institute, Innovation Ohio, as well as a consultant for a healthy communities initiative in central Ohio, Healthy New Albany.

Kristina is a graduate of Northwestern University where she received a BA in History, a minor in Global Health, and a certificate in Leadership. She has a long history of public service, founding her first non-profit at age 14 to benefit children and to help ensure their future success. During college, she continued working on issues impacting global populations as a co-founder of GlobeMed—a national non-profit organization focused on strengthening the movement for global health equity. Kristina is an Ash Innovation Fellow, a Civic Innovation Fellow in the Office of Mayor Ed Lee, a Shorenstein Center Scholarship Recipient and an Oval Office Women's Campaign Training Fellow. In her personal time Kristina is the co-founder of Tech for Change; serves as the co-chair for the Center for Public Leadership Student Advisory Board; leads the creation of DigitalHKS a virtual tech governance hub; works as tech director for the Social Enterprise Conference; builds websites, sings; and skis.

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Peter Barth (MPP '14)
Peter Barth is a Presidential Scholar and Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to attending the Kennedy School, Peter served as the Assistant Secretary for Program and Fiscal Affairs at the California Health and Human Services Agency from 2008-2012 and Executive Fellow for the Agency from 2007-2008. Appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and reconfirmed by Governor Jerry Brown, Peter managed the efforts of the California Departments of Public Health, Community Services and Development, Statewide Health Planning and Development, Mental Health, Developmental Services, and Rehabilitation. He additionally served as the Agency coordinator for leadership and workforce development programs, obesity prevention and wellness, federal stimulus implementation, and mental health realignment and state hospital reorganization. He represented the Governors’ Administrations on various councils and boards, including the Strategic Growth Council, California Workforce Investment Board, Health Workforce Development Council, Health in All Policies Task Force, State Council on Development Disabilities, and Mental Health Planning Council. In 2007, Peter graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Policy, Management, and Planning. While a student, he served as a policy intern at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington DC, a fellow at the Academy for Business Leadership in Los Angeles, and in various student leadership and service roles, including Undergraduate Student Government Chief of Staff. Building upon his career in public service, Peter is focusing his Harvard studies on government reform and public- private partnerships, finding ways to advance meaningful public policy through collaboration and innovation.

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Jaya Bhagat (MC-MPA '13)
Jaya is a mid-career Master in Public Administration candidate and Edward S. Mason Fellow in Public Policy and Management at the Harvard Kennedy School. She has most recently worked as the Director (Finance) of the National Rural Health Mission in India, a flagship program of the Government of India and the world’s largest public health initiative in a single country aiming at ensuring accountable, accessible and affordable quality health care to India’s rural population of 833 million with a total budget allocation of more than $17 billion since 2005. Prior to this Jaya worked as an officer of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and has extensive experience in managing large organizations and leading the performance evaluations and audits of numerous programs and entities in the fields of industry, energy, science and technology, environment, health, education, development and food security. She has also conducted international audits of the World Health Organization, International Computing Center and TDR (Special Program in Research and Training in Tropical Diseases), Geneva. Her work has been characterized by an emphasis on anti-corruption efforts, establishing systems for better delivery of services and stronger internal controls and using technology for more transparent and accountable government. Jaya is a Master in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, a Gurukul Chevening Scholar and alumnus of the London School of Economics and Political Science, United Kingdom and an International Auditor Fellow of the United States Government Accountability Office. She is currently the Opinions Editor of the HKS newspaper ‘The Citizen’. Jaya is passionate about health and education and hopes to work towards improving public goods delivery systems in these areas in the future as well.

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Bale Dalton (MPP '14)
Bale Dalton is a Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he focuses on international and global affairs, as well as empowering emerging leaders with requisite skill sets and allowing them to practice those skills in preparation for public leadership. A native of Orlando, Florida, Bale attended the United States Naval Academy where he graduated in 2002 with a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering and earned a commission in the United States Navy.Previous to attending the Kennedy School, Bale received his “Wings of Gold” as an unrestricted Naval Aviator and embarked on a career as a helicopter pilot, performing search and rescue and battle group logistics and deploying in support of Pacific Fleet operations and Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Bale was the division officer for his squadron’s detachment to the Navy’s first dedicated overland aero-medical evacuation unit, providing medical evacuation to soldiers and civilians in southern Iraq, Kuwait and the Arabian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Next, he completed three more deployments to Iraq in support of special operations as an assault and close air support pilot. Most recently, Bale deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as Special Operations Task Force-Southeast’s fires officer and terminal attack controller, providing airborne and artillery fire support to U.S. and ISAF forces across three provinces. He transitioned from active duty to the Naval Reserve upon matriculating at the Kennedy School, where he continues to serve as Naval Special Warfare support helicopter pilot.

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Julia Fetherston (MPP '14)
Julia Fetherston is a Master of Public Policy candidate at the Kennedy School where she focuses on ways to deliver higher quality government services with less funding and other public finance issues. Julia was a Senior Associate in the Australia and New Zealand offices of the Boston Consulting Group. At BCG, she specialized in the reform of government services, a topic on which she has written extensively. Prior to BCG, was Private Secretary to the Hon. Bill English (Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister for Infrastructure, New Zealand) where she conducted research on online government, social entrepreneurship and national innovation strategy.

Julia is passionate about giving citizens the tools to engage in high-quality public discussion. In 2009, she worked with authorities in Qatar and Oman on that country’s schools debating program. She was also the coach of the World Championship-winning New Zealand debate team in 2008 and 2009. In 2008, she led the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, designed to help young women pursue careers in finance. She has been a member of the Australian government’s National Youth Roundtable and the Deputy Chair of her state’s Youth Advisory Council. Julia has an Economics and Social Sciences degree from the University of Sydney. In 2008, she completed her Honours year in International Business with a thesis on the luxury fashion industry. She is now a member of the Alumni Board of her alma mater.

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Simon Gregory (MC-MPA '13)
Simon Gregory was born in Manchester, England. He read French with Classical Studies at London University, graduating in 1986. Following training at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst he served in the British Army from 1988 to 2008. His career included tours on counter-terrorist operations in Northern Ireland; deployment as a United Nations Military Observer in the Western Sahara; service asa NATO Civil Affairs officer in Bosnia-Herzegovina and deployment with a medical unit in the refugee camps in Rwanda at the end of the 1994 genocide. He is a graduate of the UK Defence Academy’s ‘Staff College’ where he gained Masters degrees in Defence Studies focusing on civil-military cooperation and Defence Administration focusing on conflict resolution. He also commanded a squadron of 100 soldiers deployed worldwide in support of the British Government’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, served as a staff officer in the HQ Directorate of Special Forces, and commanded the 400-strong University of London Officers Training Corps. His final tour saw him produce the strategy for the British military’s 50,000 family accommodations. On retirement from active service he completed the Sloan Fellowship program at London Business School after which he became the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Chief Executive of London’s National Health Service.

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Rick Kjellberg (MC-MPA '13)
Rick Kjellberg is a life-long, rabid NY Giants fan and a lover of the color blue. He is a Distinguished Graduate of the US Air Force Academy with a BS in Astronautical Engineering. Upon graduation, he served as an officer and instructor pilot in the US Air Force for nine years, developing expertise in operations and training. He has flown Cabinet Secretaries, Members of Congress and general officers. He served in North Dakota, Washington DC, and the White House—the latter as a Military Social Aide. He has spent the previous 6 years in the suburbs of Philadelphia as a Senior Consultant at Chatham Financial in two roles. First, he advised primarily commercial real estate clients on their derivatives strategy and helped them achieve fair pricing on hedging execution with their banks. Second, he advised global clients on sophisticated debt management and valuation software, assisting CFOs and Treasurers with their GAAP-compliant financial reporting and auditor support. Upon graduation from HKS, Rick will transition to the CleanTech industry where he plans to assist a start-up in operational or financial roles. Rick has an MA in Information Resource Management from Central Michigan University and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives in Central Square with his partner of 12 years, Bill, and their dog Tanker-Ray.

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Francisco Lanus (MC-MPA '13)
Francisco Lanus was born in a family of 8 siblings in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has a BA in clinical psychology with a specialization in psychoanalysis and systemic therapy from the Buenos Aires University Hospital. There he worked as coordinator of the Family and Couple Therapy Program, as well as the Program for support of children with terminal diseases and their families. He co-founded the first magazine for young health professionals, with a strong orientation towards public health, social issues and medical education. He also led the First Annual Inter-Hospital Congress for Young Health Professionals in which more than 800 health professionals participated.

Besides his private psychological practice, Francisco co-founded a leadership consulting company through which he designed and implemented programs and processes for organizational change in multinational and national companies of diverse industries. He also developed an organizational method for executives and management groups, called ¨Self Awareness Working. Currently he is working to develop a political consulting firm, to work at the intersection of private and public sectors and political leadership.

Francisco is a mid-career MPA candidate and 2012-13 Mason Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and serves on the board of the Harvard Argentine Student Society.

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Cammie Lee (MPA '13)
Cammie is originally from Singapore and is concurrently pursuing an MBA at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and an MPA at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. At Stanford, she serves on the Executive Committee of the Public Management Program and is on the leadership of the Social Innovation Club. At Harvard, she is a Public Service Fellow, a member of the Student Advisory Board of the Center for Public Leadership and a Co-Founder of the Leadership Service Seminar program. Cammie has worked on strategic planning at the United Nations and was an Associate at BCG. During graduate school, she interned at the White House and at REDF, a venture philanthropy firm. Cammie holds a BA in International Relations and an MA in Sociology from Stanford University.

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Vivian Lu (MPP '13)
Vivian Lu received a BS in Business Administration and a BA in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley. After graduating, she worked as a consultant for a San Francisco-based firm specializing in health care financial analysis, called Triage Consulting Group. In 2006, Vivian pursued her passion for applying private sector best practices to the field of international development by joining the Peace Corps. She was assigned to Bolivia as a Microenterprise Development Volunteer and worked with an international microfinance nonprofit called Pro Mujer. Over the next two years, Vivian developed microfinancial services and training for rural communities to expand the organization’s model of offering financial, health, and business training services to low-income women entrepreneurs in urban areas.

In 2009, Vivian moved to Kenya to join Nuru International as the Economic Development Program Manager, a role that allowed her to improve and extend Nuru’s agricultural microfinance program by launching the organization’s first management information system and mobile banking initiative. She also served as team leader for her second field rotation. At the Harvard Kennedy School, Vivian is a Master in Public Policy candidate focusing on economic development and high performance in the public and social sectors, especially in strategic implementation and change management. Vivian spent this summer at Censeo Consulting group, a public sector consulting firm in Washington DC. Outside of her studies, Vivian is active in the Harvard Legal and International Development Society, served as Vice-Chair of Finance for the 18th Annual International Development Conference, and looks forward to the opportunity to serve on the Student Advisory Board.

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Aubrey Merpi (MPP '14)
Aubrey is a Master in Public Policy candidate at Harvard Kennedy School, where she aims to discover new ways public-private partnerships can be tools of national security. Prior to Harvard, Aubrey worked as a security analyst in Washington, DC. Aubrey also served as the President of a young professionals group at her church, and she volunteered as an English language instructor to Spanish-speaking immigrants working to improve their livelihoods and citizenship status in the Washington, DC area. Aubrey completed a bachelor’s degree in political science and international studies at Northwestern University. While there, Aubrey was awarded a grant to conduct research in Paris, France and Dearborn, Michigan for her undergraduate thesis comparing prejudice against Muslims in French and American societies. Since that time, she has been working to gain a more nuanced understanding of cultural and political impacts on security and has developed a hobby for traveling—from Europe, to Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and hopefully many more destinations in her future. She is passionate about cultivating innovation to alleviate global poverty, a leading cause of insecurity; having a light carbon footprint; and deepening her leadership skills to help facilitate brighter minds than hers to solve the world’s future problems. She also enjoys riding public transportation, waking up to NPR news, cycling, using French language on Gmail and her iPhone in a feeble attempt at bilingualism, abbreviating unnecessarily, and spreading the world about her home state of Michigan’s loveliness.

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Scott Mikkelsen (MC-MPA '13)
Scott Mikkelsen is an entrepreneur and attorney, with nearly a decade of experience in finance, law, and impact investing. He grew up in Iowa, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in Finance. He earned a Master's Degree in Economics from Manchester Business School in England, and a Juris Doctor from Duke Law School, where he was the founder and editor-in-chief of the Duke Journal of Constitutional Law & Public Policy.

Scott spent time in private law practice, before founding and becoming President of Midwest Renewable Capital (MRC). MRC raises private capital to invest in low income communities underserved by traditional sources of risk capital. To date, MRC has provided approximately $100MM in capital for clean tech businesses that have the potential for excellent growth, significant community impact, and positive environmental returns, in some of the poorest communities in the U.S. Scott is also a corporate board member of Rural Development Partners, a capital company focused on increasing the economic and social vitality of low-income and financially distressed rural communities. As an attorney, Scott has provided legal counsel to small businesses, community development entities, non-profits, faith based organizations, multinational corporations, and political parties on a variety of corporate legal and tax matters. Scott is currently a mid-career candidate for a MPA at the Kennedy School, focused on social entrepreneurship and public leadership.

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Brandon Moore (MPP '13)
Brandon Moore is a second year MPP student at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) with a concentration in international affairs. He spent his career before HKS as a national security analyst in the Washington D.C. area. He is a graduate of Morgan State with a degree in electrical and computer engineering.

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Marika Semerdzhian (MPP '13)
Marika attended Stanford University, graduating with honors with degrees in Economics and Political Science. After college, Marika joined Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in the US. After two years, she transferred to the firm’s office in Russia, were she worked across a number of sectors (oil & gas, consumer & retail, etc.) before founding Morgan Stanley’s real estate franchise in Russia and the CIS, helping establish the sector in the region. Given her entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen, Marika was handpicked by senior Morgan Stanley professionals to co-found an M&A boutique in Moscow. After establishing the M&A boutique and seeing it thrive, Marika decided to return to the United States to pursue a Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Master in Business Administration at the Wharton School of Business.

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Will Sentance (MPP '14)
Will Sentance was born and grew up near London in the United Kingdom. Currently, he is a Masters in Public Policy candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School where he focuses on technology and innovation in social enterprise. He is the John Dunlop fellow at the Harvard Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government and Co-Chair of Social Enterprise at the Business and Government Professional Interest Council. Prior to Harvard, he worked first at the United Nations in economic development at the Economic and Social Council, then at LEK Consulting in London and in venture capital at Arts Alliance Ventures. Additionally, Will jointly led the creation of a production company using technology to increase access to the arts. He graduated from Oxford University in 2010 where he studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics. At Oxford he founded the International Relations Society, the Leadership in Diplomacy week and the Oxford Ambassadors Forum. While at Oxford, studying under Walter Mattli, Will's research focused on improving global governance and the international financial architecture. He was awarded the Casperd scholarship for academic distinction and the Caspari scholarship for work at the United Nations.

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Malavika Srinivasan (MPP/MBA '15)
Malavika Srinivasan is a joint MPP/MBA with the Harvard Kennedy and Business Schools, graduating in 2015. She is focused on identifying private sector opportunities for investment and leadership in public education.

Malavika is a 2010 graduate of Northwestern University where she studied Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Social Policy. Her passion for leadership development and training started at Northwestern, where she had the opportunity to teach a for-credit course that helps emerging student leaders identify opportunities for community building on campus while simultaneously enhancing their leadership toolkit. She looks forward to engaging in similar opportunities with the CPL that provide both academic understanding and practical applications of leadership. She furthered her understanding of leadership by conducting research on crisis management behavior for for-profit and non-profit leaders. Malavika has served on the Associate Board for KIPP Chicago, and is currently involved in several Northwestern alumni boards that support young alumni and college student leadership.

Prior to HKS she worked as a management consultant with short stints at investment banks and the Chicago Urban League. She is excited about helping connect the Harvard community to opportunities at CPL.

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Casper Ter Kuile (MPP '14)
Casper Ter Kuile is a Dutch-British organizer and activist working on transformative economic and social change. In 2008 he co-founded the UK Youth Climate Coalition, working to bring young people to the heart of decision-making structures on climate change. He facilitated the first British youth delegation to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change and now serves on the global advisory board of 350.org, the global movement to solve the climate crisis.

He graduated from the University of Warwick in the UK where he read History and Sociology and led campus Fairtrade and inter-cultural campaigns.

Since graduating he has worked with Futerra Sustainability Communications, Avaaz.org and the Campaign for Sustainable Transport. Before coming to the Harvard Kennedy School, Casper led an innovation Action Learning Process for Oxfam and the World Wildlife Fund bringing together non-profit campaigners from across the sector exploring how to design and implement values-led strategies for social change.

The World Economic Forum named him a Global Shaper in 2011. Casper is an Art of Hosting practitioner, a keen vocalist – touring with NorthernHarmony through Europe in 2011 – and cyclist.

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