Australia

Claire Jo

Claire Jo

M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Seoul National University
B.A. (Advanced) in Linguistics; Art History and Theory, University of Sydney

Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D. in Human Development and Education (Applied Linguistics) 

Australia

Claire’s main areas of academic interest are bilingualism and second language acquisition. She is currently conducting research on the academic writing development of students at the high school and university levels in a second language and investigating the influence of writing characteristics of their first language. Based on the results from my research she aims to provide pedagogical suggestions to enhance the current academic writing curriculum in second language pedagogy. 

Aden David Knaap

Aden David Knaap

B.A. (First Class Honours) in History, University of Sydney
LL.B., Sydney Law School

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of History, Ph.D. in History

Australia

Aden specializes in global and international history, with a focus on nineteenth- and twentieth-century intellectual, political and legal history. He is fascinated by cosmopolites and internationalists, theorists and pragmatists, and the varied ways in which they conceived of the world in bygone eras. His time at Harvard will expose him to new historical fields and methodologies, while training him for a career in academia. 

Matthew  Lilley

Matthew Lilley

B. Econ. (Honours), The University of Sydney

Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Business Economics

Australia

Matthew Lilley received a B. Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney in 2012. He worked in the Research Department at the Reserve Bank of Australia, and then as a research assistant for Economics faculty at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales. His main interests are in empirical microeconomics, including behavioral and development economics, and political economy.

Max Menzies

Max Menzies

B.A. and M.Math, Cambridge University

Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Mathematics, Ph.D. in Mathematics

Australia

Max is thrilled to come to Harvard to study algebraic number theory at a department which has hosted some of the strongest minds in number theory for decades, which even now has several living legends among its faculty. After graduate school, Max hopes to establish a presence in number theory at Sydney University, a school that will always be close to his heart.

David Rawson

David Rawson

B.A. (Honours & University Medal) in Communication and Cultural Studies, University of Queensland
B.Ed., University of Queensland

Graduate School of Education, Master of Education

Australia

A high school French and English teacher, David is committed to supporting his students in becoming powerfully literate, socially aware citizens. He sees the need for communities and school systems to value teachers as researchers, collecting and analyzing real-time data about students in order to make a purposeful impact in the classroom. David will use his studies at Harvard to re-conceptualize school assessment while developing more sustainable approaches toward teacher professional learning.

Hannah Ryan

Hannah Ryan

B.A. (Honours) in History, University of Sydney
LL.B. (Honours), University of Sydney

Harvard Law School, Master of Laws

Australia

Hannah is interested in the way that traditional civil liberties, particularly free speech and the free press, are threatened and protected in the digital age. While at Harvard Law School, she will focus on constitutional law and Cyberlaw.  

Ben  Stephens

Ben Stephens

B.A. / B.Econ. (Honours), University of Western Australia

Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy

Australia

Ben's background as an economist and adviser has centered on working with Indigenous Australians on complex policy issues in education, native title, public sector reform and development. Ben's studies at Harvard will be focused on further developing skills relevant to his future work on these topics and related policy challenges. This will include a particular focus on examining the potential for better performance and impact measurement to assist governments, not-for-profits, social enterprises and impact investors to create change on the ground.