'18-'19 Public Service Representatives


screen_shot_2019-05-08_at_2.43.33_pm.pngEthan Kahn is the Public Service Representative for Currier House. A junior from Brookline, MA, Ethan studies statistics and sociology with interests in health, neighborhood design, disability, and credibility of assumptions in causal inference. Ethan is the Co-Administrative Director of the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, a student-run emergency shelter in Harvard Square and a Phillips Brooks House Association program. Ethan strives to draw connections between academic realms of Harvard with public service by engaging fellow Currierites in direct service, advocacy, and discussion. In his free time, Ethan loves to run and explore Cambridge and Somerville. Contact Ethan at ethan_kahn@college.harvard.edu


serenaSerena Davis is a sophomore in Dunster House, studying Computer Science with a secondary in Classics. She has enjoyed serving her communities by volunteering at Teen Line, founding Transitional Village Tutors, and directing partnerships and workshops for ProjectCSGirls. She is excited to engage Dunster House in public service this semester! 


Contact Serena at serenadavis@college.harvard.edu



KellenHi, my name is Kellen Dugan, I’m a senior studying Government with a Secondary in Archaeology, and I plan on pursuing a career in public service. I’m from Cleveland, Ohio and am a massive Cleveland sports fan. Around campus, I’m involved in Kirkland House Committee, IMs, and Model UN. After graduation, I’m hoping to continue to work in public service in Cleveland’s local government. 

Contact Kellen at kdugan01@college.harvard.edu



shreeya_Shreeya Panigrahi serves as the Public Service Representative for Lowell House. Shreeya is a member of the Class of 2019 and concentrates in environmental engineering. She joined the Phillips Brooks House Association (PBHA) and Institute of Politics (IOP)  as a freshman and has served in leadership roles in their various programs. She most recently was the 2018 Co-Chair of the Fellows and Study Groups (FSG) program at the IOP and the 2016/17 Co-Director of the Alternative Spring Break (ASB) program at PBHA. She has also mentored through Strong Women, Strong Girls (SWSG), taught fifth-graders through CIVICS, and served her home region of Long Island, NY as an intern to Senator Chuck Schumer. Because of her extracurricular and professional experiences, she is excited to encourage undergraduate public service involvement at Harvard and beyond.  She ultimately hopes to work in both the public and private sectors, domestically and internationally. In her free time, she enjoys watching Premier League soccer, practicing her Russian, and exploring Boston. Contact Shreeya at  spanigrahi@college.harvard.edu


devaughn_headshot.jpgElijah Christopher DeVaughn, Jr (a.k.a. EJayy) hails from Compton, California. DeVaughn was inspired to pursue public service after reading Frederick Douglass's slave narrative, in which he writes, "I see what ought to be by the reflection of what is and endeavor to remove the contradiction." Accordingly, DeVaughn had dedicated his life to creating what ought to be. Currently a second-year student at Harvard College, Elijah is Founder and CEO of EJayyTalks, a lecture series he conducts in Compton high schools to inspire youth; he is chair of the Fellows Study Group program at Harvard's Institute of Politics; he is a member of the Harvard Committee on Undergraduate Education. Finally, he is an avid singer, dancer, and thespian, having performed with Harvard's 21 Colorful Crimson, Harvard's Kuumba Singers, and in Harvard's Mainstage show Owl Answers (2017). With hopes of being a public servant, Elijah will never stop dreaming and will forever represent his family, his hometown, and his race with the upmost pride. Mather House. Contact Elijah at elijahdevaughn@college.harvard.edu


jesper keJesper is a senior in Pforzheimer House studying Sociology with a Language Citation in Mandarin. On campus, he has served on the board of the Phillips Brooks House Association, taught English and naturalization classes to elderly Chinese immigrants, and participated in a variety of other service activities. He also enjoys dance and classical and jazz piano. This is his second year serving as a house public service representative, and he’s excited to see what the  team will accomplish this year!

Contact Jesper at jesperke@college.harvard.edu



ellen zhEllen Zhang is a senior in Quincy House concentrating in Integrative Biology. Her work in public service includes being a Phillips Brooks House Officer, volunteer for Alzheimer’s Buddies, and former intern for a grassroots nonprofit in the Amazonian Peru. She is beyond excited to serve as a Public Service Representative for the second year!

Contact Ellen at ezhang@college.harvard.edu




evan bonsallI was born and raised in Marquette, Michigan, a small, working-class town in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula. Now I’m a senior in Winthrop House studying Government, with a secondary in History and a citation in Spanish. My mom is a secretary for the local police department, a leader in her police union, and the president of our church’s preschool, and my dad is a retired cop, so my parents showed me the value of public service from the time I was very young. I’ve worked with the College Democrats to successfully advocate for legislation addressing sexual violence in Massachusetts, and on campus I served on the Undergraduate Council for three years and helped Harvard students register to vote and request absentee ballots. I also work as a Harvard Hometown Recruiter, visiting schools in the Upper Peninsula. Back home in Marquette, I currently serve as vice chair of the Parks & Recreation Advisory Board and a member of the Marquette Brownfield Redevelopment Authority. After graduation I plan to return home to run for local office and coordinate housing and economic development initiatives for the Marquette County government. Contact Evan Bonsall at evanbonsall@college.harvard.edu


Bailey Colfax    Adams    bcolfax@college.harvard.edu


Will Li    Cabot    williamli@college.harvard.edu


Olivia Owens    Eliot    oliviaowens@college.harvard.edu


Jesper Ke    Pfoho    jesperke@college.harvard.edu


Mara Roth    Leverett    mararoth@college.harvard.edu