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This summer, Oluwatobi (Tobi) I. Ariyo ’22, Mary Galstian ’22, and Sanjana Singh ’23 worked with Lucie E. White, the Louis A. Horvitz Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, as part of a Radcliffe Research Team. The group contributed to the project “Structural Determinants of COVID ‘Hot Spots,’” which aims to map areas with higher outbreaks of COVID-19, identify vulnerabilities, and devise interventions.
As a lead mentor for the Radcliffe Institute’s new Emerging Leaders Program, Shivani Aggarwal ’21 is working to create a leadership development and civic engagement curriculum that will connect local high school students to Harvard undergraduate mentors and the resources of Radcliffe and the Schlesinger Library. In addition to her role at Radcliffe, Aggarwal, whose classroom focus is integrative biology, is spending the summer conducting research on diversity and discrimination in the digital age as part of a Harvard Business School program.
Chika O. Okafor GSAS ’23 is a PhD candidate in economics at Harvard University. He earned a BA in economics (with honors) from Stanford University and a JD from Yale Law School, and he has also worked on local, national, and international policy initiatives, including with the Chicago Public Schools. With support from a Radcliffe Engaged grant, Okafor is studying the role of prosecutors in the US criminal justice system and their relationship to mass incarceration.
Morgan Melito ’21 is studying history, with a secondary in African and African American studies, and is a member of Harvard’s softball team. With support from a Carol K. Pforzheimer Student Fellowship this summer, Melito is examining the relationship between second-wave feminism and the gay rights movement. Through archival research, she is evaluating the legal and activist legacies of the feminist reproductive justice movement and their effect on gay rights activism and the eventual achievement of foundational Supreme Court rulings.
Mary McNeil (Mashpee Wampanoag) is a PhD candidate in Harvard’s American Studies program and a research assistant for the African American Trail Project at Tufts University. With support from the Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery initiative, which is anchored at the Radcliffe Institute, McNeil is examining the University’s connections to the slave trade by tracing its financial links to the enslavement of American Indians.