Ivel is a rising junior concentrating in Social Studies with a focus field in Constitutional Jurisprudence. In addition to working with the QSA, Ivel is also a staff writer for the Harvard Political Review and a member of Harvard’s Small Claims Advisory Service. Ivel is deeply passionate about LGBT equality. Before Harvard, Ivel served as a board member for Charlotte-NC’s largest LGBT-youth support group, Time Out Youth. Most recently, Ivel has served as a community organizing intern with Equality-NC and as an undergraduate intern with Lambda Legal, the nation’s largest and oldest legal organization working to achieve equality for people in the LGBT community and for those living with HIV/AIDS. When not preoccupied with academic work or extracurricular involvements, Ivel enjoys watching and re-watching episodes of the PBS hit series, Downton Abbey.
Roland. French, Chinese, and American, with a side of Kuwait, Roland doesn’t quite know where he’ll end up next. What he does know is that he’s a junior Government concentrator and an ardent Kirklander (best House ever!), and when he’s not reading about travel or traveling, you’ll find him baking something chocolatey or sculling on the river. Roland’s excited to work on queer life on campus and to combine this passion with his love of politics, palate for fine food, and appreciation for all things international.
Ariel, native of the great big (no, not really) town of Clarksburg, WV, is a sophomore English concentrator in Adams House. Having come from a small and rather homogenous town, she really values her position as QSA’s gender diversity chair as an opportunity to continue learning about different kinds of gender expression and help others to do the same. She is also mildly in love with all things Latin American and plans to somehow incorporate this love into her secondary field. Oh yeah, and she is super duper excited that you are interested in QSA and wants to be your friend.
Powell is a first-year Economics concentrator from Raleigh, North Carolina, the world’s best place ever (if you don’t agree, he has a wealth of information to prove you wrong, so don’t even try, but actually). He is an avid supporter of the Democratic Party and anything that is sparkly. When Powell’s not doing stuff for QSA or College Dems, you can find him destroying his roommates at Super Smash Brothers, awkwardly rambling about cars, or bashing the state of South Carolina.
Sarina was born in sunny California but calls Williamsburg, Virginia home. She is excited to employ her ability to take notes outside of class as secretary this year, and looks forward to meeting new partners-in-crime through the QSA. Fun facts: Sarina was a Girl Scout for way longer than most people (over a decade), really enjoys eating black olives, and has many talents: she can juggle while reciting Shakespeare, recite Shakespeare while scuba diving, and scuba dive while singing an Icelandic folk song. Her life goal is to gain more employable skills.
Kenneth. My name is Kenneth. I’m from Mesa, AZ (a suburb of Phoenix) AKA Mormonville. I’m a sophomore in Adams House, probably concentrating in Linguistics. My preferred gender pronoun is “he,” but I’ve been called “girl,” “gurl,” and–my personal favorite–”quuuuuuuuuuuuuurl” [pronounced /gə˞:l/, "gurl"]. I typically come off as serious and on task, which leads people to the mistaken conclusion that I am intelligent and capable. I am actually absurd, silly, and a cat. When I’m not being ridiculous, I’m probably napping, caffeinating, listening to sad indie music, or looking at pretty pictures on the interwebs.
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Brianna is a first-year queer woman living in Holworthy who will likely concentrate in Social Anthropology and Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies. She hails from the bitter cold land otherwise known as Syracuse, New York. She is an avid reader, writer, poet, dancer, singer, humorist, and lover of life.
Neimy, originally from Las Vegas, Nevada, is a rising sophomore living in Quincy House. Her motto in life is “You’re not fully dressed until you put a smile on !” At only 60 inches, Neimy is passionate about equal rights, queer issues, and defying stereotypes. By being a QSA board member she hopes to become a friend to all and make anyone and everyone feel welcomed and comfortable at Harvard.
Brian is a first year from Orlando, Florida living in Hurlbut Hall. He is potentially concentrating in biomedical engineering or music or house husbandry. As one of the social co-chairs, Brian hopes to plan events that are exciting, inclusive, and unique. While not working on QSA events, Brian also serves as one of the co-presidents of Sex Health Education and Advocacy throughout Harvard College (SHEATH). An avid classical tenor, Brian’s biggest obstacle in life is not singing in the shower, which apparently “disturbs others.”
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