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Stephanie Antonian

Stephanie Antonian

M.A. in Biblical Studies, University of St. Andrews

United Kingdom | Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy 

Stephanie has spent the past five years working in the technology sector, most recently as an Analytical Consultant at Google, and previously as a Strategy Consultant at Accenture. In her roles, she has assisted businesses and governments to develop, implement and evaluate digital solutions. She looks forward to furthering her focus on issues relating to information security and digital futures while at the Kennedy School. 

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Supratik Baralay

Supratik Baralay

M.Phil. in Greek and Roman History, Wadham College, University of Oxford
B.A. (Honours) in Literae Humaniores (Classics), Wadham College, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in Ancient History

Supratik is fascinated by the intersections between Greco-Roman, Near Eastern and Indian history. In recent years, he has been thinking about the understudied Arsakid Empire, which dominated the Near East from around 247 B.C. to A.D. 224. Through his doctoral work he aims to demonstrate that the Arsakid state should be understood as both Hellenistic and Near Eastern and therefore hopes to challenge the traditional division between ‘Classics’ and ‘Oriental Studies'. 

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Matthew Barfield

M.Phil. in European Literature & Culture (French), Trinity College, University of Cambridge
B.A. in Modern & Medieval Languages (French and Spanish), Trinity College, University of Cambridge

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Ph.D. in French

While at Harvard, Matthew aims to consolidate his knowledge of early modern French philosophy, taking advantage of the expertise of Harvard’s outstanding scholars of that era. He also hopes to develop further his interest in twentieth-century and contemporary French thought.

Rebecca Choong Wilkins

Rebecca Choong Wilkins

B.A. (Honours) in English Literature & Language, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, M.A. in Regional Studies of East Asia (China)

Rebecca aims to change how we understand Chinese identity and influence in the world, concentrating on Chinese ethnicities beyond the mainland. She is investigating the relationship between Chinese literature and language policy with particular focus on Southeast Asia and Taiwan. As a writer and journalist, she has worked in China and Southeast Asia writing on mass urbanisation, foreign direct investment and cultural development. 

Isabelle Citron

Isabelle Citron

B.A. in Medical Sciences, Oxford University
B.M.B.Ch., Oxford University

United Kingdom | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health

Isabelle is a trainee in surgery in London and has joined the Harvard Program in Global Surgery and Social Change. The group works through research, advocacy and national surgical planning to collaborate with partners in low and middle income countries to improve access to safe and affordable surgery for the 5 billion people worldwide who lack it. Whilst at Harvard she will also join the Harvard School of Public health and complete an MPH in Clinical Effectiveness. 

Benjamin Clayton

Benjamin Clayton

M.A. (First Class Honours) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University

United Kingdom | Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy

Benjamin comes to Harvard with experience of British politics and business. He will investigate the power of urban policy to tackle inequality in cities and the role politicians can play in making the metropolis a home. Upon graduation, Benjamin wishes to put this work into practice in cities around the world.

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Sophie Coulson

Sophie Coulson

M.E.Sci. (Honours) in Geophysics (North America), University of Liverpool

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Science, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Ph.D. in Geodynamics

Sophie uses theoretical predictions and numerical modeling to develop understanding of the elastic and anelastic properties of the Earth. Her work involves modeling the mantle’s response to external forcings, such as glacial cycles, tectonic motion and orbital dynamics. She hopes this research in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will lead to a career in academic research.

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Chris Coulter

B.A. in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge

United Kingdom | Harvard Law School, LLM


While at Harvard, Christopher intends to take advantage of the breadth of the LLM course by studying a range of papers. His focus will be on organized cybercrime and how internet activity is regulated as well as discrimination law and its application.

Anas El Turabi

Anas El Turabi

M.Phil. in Clinical Science (Primary Care Research), University of Cambridge
B.M.B.Ch., Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford
B.A. (Honours) in Physiological Sciences, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, PhD in Health Policy 

Anas’s doctoral work uses data science to study aspects of primary care delivery, particularly continuity of care and the use of financial incentives for providers. He also undertakes work in global health, principally around the economics of infectious disease crises and global responses to pandemic risk reduction.

Joseph  Robert  Fitchett

Joseph Robert Fitchett

M.B.B.S., Medicine, Imperial College School of Medicine
M.A. in Bioethics and Medical Law, St Mary's University College London
M.Sc. in Immunology of Infectious Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

B.Sc. in Global Health, Imperial College School of Public Health

United Kingdom | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Doctor of Public Health 

Joseph Fitchett is a doctoral fellow in public health and infectious disease epidemiology at Harvard University. Joe’s research focuses on the impact of global R&D on access to health technologies and incentives to facilitate R&D for vaccines and medicines for neglected and emerging infections. Alongside research, Joe serves as a technical advisor to the Ministry of Health in Malaysia evaluating innovations to enhance primary health care and disease surveillance. 

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Sabah Janjua

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (B.M.B.Ch.) with Distinction, University of Oxford
B.A. (Honours) in Medical Sciences, University of Oxford

United Kingdom  | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health


Sabah Janjua is a British physician with an interest in health care quality and safety. During the course of her time at Harvard she will specialize in Health Policy and is looking forward to developing skills in applying economic, legal and political analysis to the design, implementation and evaluation of healthcare. 

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Patrick Kearns

BMedSci (Hons) in Physiology, Edinburgh University
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery, Edinburgh University
Membership of the Royal College of Physicians Diploma (MRCP)

United Kingdom |  T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health 


Patrick is a trainee physician from Scotland having completed academic foundation years and academic core medical training in Glasgow. He has a research interest in immunology and the infectious causes of chronic disease. He has a specific interest in studying multiple sclerosis as a paradigm of autoimmune disease and particularly in looking for infectious triggers for the condition. He plans to study a Master's in Public Health (Global Health) partly in order to design experiments to test some of these hypotheses.

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Emma Ladds

MRCS, Royal College of Surgeons
MA (Oxon) M.B.B.Ch, University of Oxford.

United Kingdom | T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Master of Public Health

Emma will be studying the quantitative methods stream in the Master's in Public Health program at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health. She is interested in epidemiological research in a primary care setting and currently envisages pursuing a future clinical-academic career in this area. She would also like to become more involved with national and international public health policy and programs and hopes to use her time at Harvard to develop a skill set that will enable her to explore the professional opportunities available in these wider contexts.


Jake Rashbass

B.A. (Double First Class Honours) in Arabic and Russian, University of Cambridge
M.Sc. in Management, London Business School

United Kingdom | Harvard Kennedy School, Master of Public Policy 


At Harvard, Jake will explore solutions to policy challenges related to responsible international development and ethical foreign aid, with a focus on the Former Soviet Union and the Middle East. He is particularly interested in minority rights and in policy as a tool to institutionalize empathy. He has worked as a journalist in Moscow, Cairo and Istanbul, and in policy analysis at the United Nations in Geneva as well as at NGOs and think tanks in Jerusalem, Rabat, Moscow and London.