2021-2022 Knox Fellows

Aden David Knaap

Aden David Knaap

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

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

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. 

Victor Li

Victor Li

Master of Business Administration from University of Cambridge, UK (2019-2020)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Princeton University, USA (2009-2013, cum laude)
Certificate in College Advising, Columbia University, USA (2021) and Postgraduate Certificate in Education from University of Waikato, New Zealand (2018)

New Zealand | Graduate School of Education, Master of Education in Learning Design, Innovation and Technology

Victor is an EdTech entrepreneur who is interested in creating systems and platforms that reduce information asymmetry and increase access to education. He has started and exited multiple education startups in the past decade. Currently, he is helping to grow the first STEM focused private high school in New Zealand - Wentworth Computer Science College. His main interests in research at Harvard include adaptive learning and mathematics education.

Felicia Liang

Felicia Liang

Bachelor of Commerce, Business Economics and Law, University of Alberta

Canada | Graduate School of Design + School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Master in Design Engineering

Felicia is passionate about combining the disciplines of human-centered design, human-computer interaction, and behavioural insights to design solutions that address urbanization challenges. During her time as a management consultant, she worked on several business innovation strategy and UX/UI projects across various industries including public sector, healthcare, retail, automotive, and insurance. Through the Master of Design Engineering program, she hopes to complement her breadth of experience with technical product design skills, as well as learn how to use a systems-thinking approach to address challenges around urban sustainability, mobility, and digital government services.

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Matthew  Lilley

Matthew Lilley

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

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

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.

Geoffrey Liu

Geoffrey Liu

B.Sc (First Class Honours) in Statistics, Australian National University
B.A in Economics, Australian National University

Australia | Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Master of Science in Data Science

Geoffrey is passionate about improving the robustness and safety of artificial intelligence systems in business and government processes. He is particularly interested in the failure modes of modern machine learning algorithms and their downstream implications. At Harvard, he will explore the robustness of modern machine learning algorithms and how these algorithms capture uncertainty and bias in the data.

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Anita Mahinpei

Anita Mahinpei

B.Sc. in Combined Honours in Computer Science and Physics, University of British Columbia

Canada | Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Master of Science in Data Science

Anita was introduced to deep learning during her undergraduate studies while working on computational physics problems at UBC's high energy physics research group. She is now looking forward to transitioning into the field of applied machine learning while working towards her Master of Data Science degree. At Harvard, Anita's been conducting interpretable ML and NLP/Computer Vision research in the Data to Actionable Knowledge Lab and the Institute for Applied Computational Science.

Chloe Manuel

Chloe Manuel

BA (First Class) English Language and Literature, New College, Oxford

United Kingdom | Graduate School of Education, Ed.M. Education Policy and Analysis

Chloe’s interests lie in challenging social and class-based inequalities in education through need-led policy and youth empowerment, inspired by her experiences of state-school education in the UK. She graduated with a First Class BA in English Language and Literature from New College, Oxford, along with the Colgate Literary Prize and the Gibbs Prize for academic performance. During her undergraduate degree, she was struck by the huge disparities between her peers’ experiences of education and her own, and subsequently worked closely with her college to increase access to university for low-income students. She was also involved with a number of education charities and non-profit organizations, working in areas with high socio-economic disadvantage, and running university outreach initiatives across the UK. After graduating in 2020, Chloe moved to Madrid, Spain, where she taught in a public school improving the English language skills of native Spanish speakers. Concurrently, Chloe worked as an associate at the education start-up Knowledge Collective, developing an annual international leadership summit for young people, focused on the UN Sustainable Development Goals. At Harvard, she hopes to further her work on closing the attainment gap for disadvantaged students, while expanding her experience into international education policy with a focus on the Philippines, home to much of her family.

Seun Matiluko

Seun Matiluko

LL.B. (First Class Honours), University of Bristol
M.S. (Distinction) in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation, London School of Economics
B.C.L. (Distinction), University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Harvard Law School, LLM

Seun is an author, journalist, poet and researcher in law, race, politics and human rights. Her work has been featured in gal-dem and The Independent and she has appeared on several media platforms, such as Times Radio, to discuss her work. Much of Seun's work seeks to uplift Black British perspectives. While at Harvard, Seun will focus on how the law can be used to combat racial inequality. She will also be taking courses which enable her to compare and contrast Black life in America with Black life in Britain.

Tai Mitsuji

Tai Mitsuji

M.St. in History of Art and Visual Culture (Distinction), University of Oxford
B.A. in Art History (1st Class Honors), University of Sydney

Australia | Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Ph.D. in History of Art

Tai Mitsuji is a writer and art historian who is interested in disrupting the thematic and temporal modularity of art history. Rather than being pinned to a single era, his work seeks to track ideas across both time and culture – drawing a line, for instance, between the salons of 19th century France and the windows of department stores today. Alongside his academic pursuits, he works as an art critic publishing in a variety of prominent international and domestic publications, and was formerly the Deputy Chairperson of Runway Journal. Through this work, Mitsuji has continually sought to represent diverse perspectives and detail the various cultural contours of Australian and global communities.

Hannah Morris

Hannah Morris

B. International and Global Studies, University of Sydney
JD, University of Sydney
M.Teach, Deakin University

Australia | Graduate School of Education, Master in Education (Education Leadership, Organizations and Entrepreneurship)

Hannah is passionate about finding innovative new ways to address the biggest challenges facing education in the 21st century, and empowering teams and organizations to reach their full potential. Whilst at Harvard she will be focusing on learning how different forces in the education ecosystem can work together to close student academic achievement gaps, how social and emotional learning can equip students with the skills to create a more just, fair, and inclusive society, and how entrepreneurial leadership can motivate diverse teams of stakeholders to achieve common goals.

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Liam O'Brien

Liam O'Brien

LLB (Hons) & BA (Bachelor of Laws & Bachelor of Arts in Political Science), Monash University

Australia | Harvard Kennedy School, MPP

Liam is interested in structural economic reform to unlock Australia’s productive potential, mitigate the climate crisis and address socio-economic and intergenerational inequities.  At Monash University he wrote his Honours Thesis on Constitutional Law. During his time at the Kennedy School he will focus on political economy while sharpening his economic, quantitative and policy design and delivery skills.  He is also interested in trade, security and geopolitics in the Asia-Pacific.

Miski Osman

Miski Osman

Queen Mary University of London, Medicine, MBBS
Queen Mary University of London, Molecular Therapeutics, BMedSci (First Class Honours)

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

Miski is a junior doctor from London, with interests in health equity, social determinants of health, and migrant health. During her time at Harvard, she hopes to focus on health disparities and social and structural determinants of health among ethnic minority communities.

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Tiran Rahimian

Tiran Rahimian

Juris Doctor (JD) & Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) - McGill University (2019)

Canada | Harvard Law School, LLM

Tiran’s research and writing explores the law and political economy of emerging technologies, with a focus on privacy, online speech moderation and data protection from a comparative perspective.

Kimia Sorouri

Kimia Sorouri

M.D., University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine
B.H.Sc. (Honours) with a specialization in Global Health, McMaster University

Canada | T.H. Chan School of Public Health, MPH

Kimia Sorouri is a resident physician in Obstetrics & Gynecology in Canada with an interest in increasing equitable access to healthcare and cancer survivorship. While at Harvard, Kimia aims to pursue research to improve counselling and access to fertility preservation among adolescent and young adult women undergoing cancer treatment. Kimia hopes to leverage her research to advocate for greater coverage of oncofertility services through private and public insurance programs and to combat discriminatory barriers to accessing reproductive healthcare.

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Daniel Turner

Daniel Turner

BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, University of Oxford

United Kingdom | Harvard Kennedy School, Master in Public Policy

Dan's research focuses on industrial strategy, regional policy, and urban governance. Dan is a first-generation student from Mansfield, the heart of England’s coalmining region. Before coming to Harvard, Dan worked as a senior policy advisor to the UK government on regeneration policy. Alongside his degree, Dan is working on an economic study of the rise of English regional inequalities and archival research into the failure of policy response since the 1970s. After graduation, he hopes to return to the UK to work in support of communities facing economic dislocation at a more local level – through advocacy or local government.

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