Board Members

Current Board Members (2015-2016)

Faculty Advisor: Professor Florian Engert

Layla Stahr ’17 (Chair)

Layla Stahr Bio Photo

Layla is a junior in Mather House pursuing the Mind, Brain, and Behavior track of Neurobiology and a secondary in Economics. Layla is especially interested in topics involving decision neuroscience, circuitry dysfunction, and the intersection of neuroscience and economics. In her free time, Layla enjoys learning about international issues, working with the Harvard International Review and the Women’s Initiative in Leadership, traveling, and exploring Boston.

Gabriel Grand ’18 (Vice Chair)

IMG_4925 - Version 2Gabe is a sophomore in Kirkland House from Westchester, New York. He is interested in the interdisciplinary intersection between language, computers, and the mind. In particular, he wants to bridge the gap between the sciences and the humanities in order to shed light on an undying philosophical question: what makes us human? Gabe also has a serious interest in the relationship between science, technology, and society, and how we can use digital tools to build smarter democracies. In his free time, he enjoys reading sci-fi, rowing on the Charles River, and traveling.

Joyce Zhou ’17 (Symposium Co-Chair)

JoyceJoyce Zhou is a junior in Currier House concentrating in anthropology and neurobiology.  After taking psychologist Daniel Schacter’s course, “The Seven Sins of Memory,” she became fascinated by the intersection of creativity, learning, and memory.  She is also interested in the science behind stigma and discrimination and how that plays out in the cultural context.  On campus, she is also passionate about helping those with dementia and is very involved with the Harvard College Alzheimer’s Buddies program.  In her free time, she enjoys club swimming, watching plays and musicals, exploring new places, and trying new foods.

Marlise Arellano ’18 (Symposium Co-Chair)

Adriana Mendez Leal ’16 (Academic Events Co-Chair)

Matthew McGill ’17 (CommuniTea Events Co-Chair)

MattMatt is a junior in Mather House concentrating in neurobiology, and he’s currently researching the serotonin pathway in the role of olfaction in mice at the Harvard Biolabs. He is also interested in how synaptic plasticity relates to behavior. In his free time, Matt loves to listen to music and still has a list of over 300 bands to get to.

Angelica Clayton ’17 (CommuniTea Events Co-Chair)

Kalen Cobb ’18 (Social Chair)


Past Board Members

2014 – 2015

Emilie Wigdor ’15 (Co-Chair)
Joshua Grossman 16 (Co-Chair)
Layla Stahr ’17 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Adriana Mendez Leal ’16 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Matthew McGill ’17 (CommuniTea Events Co-Chair)
Angelica Clayton ’17 (CommuniTea Events Co-Chair)
Ryan Song ’17 (Social Chair)
Joyce Zhou ’17 (Symposium Co-Chair)
Annie Arrighi-Allisan ’15 (Symposium Co-Chair)
Gabriel Grand ’18 (Freshman Representative)
Jamie Hwang ’18 (Freshman Representative)

2013 – 2014

Caroline Weisman ’14 (Co-Chair)
Jackson Steinkamp ’15 (Co-Chair)
Julia Nguyen ’14 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Andrew Kim ’16 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Emilie Wigdor ’15 (Symposium Co-Chair)
Joshua Grossman ’16 (Social Chair)
Joyce Zhou ’17 (CommuniTea Events Co-Chair)

2012 – 2013

Matthew Yung ’13 (Co-Chair)
Allison Gofman ’14 (Co-Chair)
Caroline Weisman ’14 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Danny Wilson ’14 (CommuniTea Events Co-Chair)
Julia Nguyen ’14 (CommuniTea Events Co-Chair)
Jackson Steinkamp ’15 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Emilie Wigdor ’15 (Symposium Co-Chair)


Richard Sima ’12 (Co-Chair)
Jennifer Ding ’13 (Co-Chair)
Jackson Kernion ’12 (Special Events Chair)
Yingna Liu ’12 (Technology Chair)
Matthew Yung ’13 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Allison Gofman ’14 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Natalie Padilla ’12 (Community Events Co-Chair)
Geraldine Jowett ’14 (Community Events Co-Chair)
Danny Wilson ’14 (Community Events Co-Chair)
Jackson Steinkamp ’15 (Frosh Rep)
Caroline Weisman ’14 (Symposium Chair)


Amy Chen ’12 (Co-Chair)
Jackson Kernion ’12 (Co-Chair)
Yingna Liu ’12 (Communication Chair)
Richard Sima ’12 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Briana Prager ’12 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Kathy Ran ’13 (Special Events Chair)
Jennifer Ding ’13 (Community Events Co-Chair)
Ryan Rossner ’13 (Community Events Co-Chair)

Cindy Wang ’10 (Co-Chair)
Sophie Wharton ’11 (Co-Chair)
David Joosten ’11 (Treasurer)
Briana Prager ’12 (Publicity Chair)
Yingna Liu ’12 (Community Events Chair)
Amy Chen ’12 (Special Events Chair)
Jackson Kernion ’12 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Richard Sima ’12 (Academic Events Co-Chair)
Kathy Ran ’13 (Frosh Rep)
Jennifer Ding ’13 (Frosh Rep)
Ryan Rossner ’13 (Frosh Rep)

Judy Fan ’10 (Co-Chair)
Christine Baugh ’10 (Co-Chair)
Sophie Wharton ’11 (Secretary)
Cindy Wang ’10 (Treasurer)
Megan Galligan ’10 (Social Chair)
Brittany Benjamin ’10 (Publicity Chair)
Godfrey Ilonzo ’12 (Frosh Rep)
Briana Prager ’12 (Frosh Rep)
Alana Mendelsohn ’09 (Co-Chair Emeritus)
Marina Fisher ’09 (Co-Chair Emeritus)

Marina Fisher ’09 (Co-Chair)
Alana Mendelsohn ’09 (Co-Chair)
Christine Eckhardt ’09 (Secretary)
Judith Fan ’10 (Treasurer)
Roy Cohen ’10 (Publicity Chair)
Roland Nadler ’09 (Social Chair)
Marina Bontkowski ’08 (Co-Chair Emeritus)

Marina Bontkowski ’08 (Co-Chair)
Alana Mendelsohn ’09 (Co-Chair)
Danielle Charlap ’09 (Secretary)
Shimon Saphire-Bernstein ’07 (Treasurer)
Hillary Steinbrook ’08 (Publicity Chair)
Marina Fisher ’09 (Social Chair)
Jay Reidler ’06 (Co-Chair Emeritus)

Kang-Xing Jin ’06 (Co-Chair)
Jay Reidler ’08 (Co-Chair)
Anindita Deb ’06 (Secretary)
Penny Fang ’08 (Treasurer)
Hillary Steinbrook ’08 (Publicity Chair)
Konika Banerjee ’08 (Social Chair)
Miya Bernson ’06 (Co-Chair Emeritus)