ABOUT HARVARD FORWARD

Harvard Forward is a coalition of alumni, students, and faculty seeking to address both the symptoms and the causes of Harvard's insufficient response to the climate crisis. 

 

We are working to elect 3 recent alumni to the Board of Overseers to help Harvard face the crises of the moment and the challenges of the 21st century.  

WHERE WE STARTED

Harvard Forward emerged from widespread frustration that Harvard is falling behind in its response to the climate crisis when its affiliates have repeatedly called on the University to demonstrate leadership in the fight against climate change. Looking at the bigger picture, we noticed that the University is out of step with the people it is meant to serve because its governance structure excludes necessary perspectives. We want to change that.

WHO WE ARE

We are a coalition of alumni, students, and faculty from all Harvard schools and a broad range of Harvard eras. What unites us is a sense of duty to hold the University to a higher standard, a desire to see Harvard become an indisputable leader in combating the climate crisis, and a conviction that more inclusive governance structures will benefit the institution and all of its affiliates. Anyone fighting to make Harvard a better place is our ally. 

WHERE WE'RE GOING

To expand the reach of Harvard Forward, our organizers founded The Boarding School, a non-profit organization with the mission of recruiting and training young people to serve on boards of organizations that directly impact their lives. The future holds exciting new possibilities to encourage more and more people to make their voices heard. We've already launched Yale Forward— tell all the Yalies you know!

OUR TEAM

Harvard Forward was founded by recent alumni who want to see Harvard step up into a role of leadership to confront the many challenges we face. Our movement has grown to include volunteers from across Harvard schools and across the decades.

FOUNDERS
 

Danielle Strasburger '18

Nathán Goldberg '18

Priten Shah '19

2021 STEERING
COMMITTEE

Dr. Charlotte Chiu, COL & GSAS

Corbin Duncan '22

Dorien Nunez '79, HBS '84

Dr. Elizabeth Mutisya, HMS '94

Ivan Duran '23

John Opperman, HLS '10

Ratnika Prasad, HKS & HBS '20

2021 POLICY
COMMITTEE

TBA

Thank you to all the members of the Harvard community who devoted their time to making Harvard Forward 2019-2020 such a huge success, and especially:

Geordie Enoch '18, HGSE '19 – Field Director

Shannon Beattie '20 – Organizing Fellow

Lani Roberts '22 – Communications Fellow

Leah Mohammadi '19 – SoCal Regional Organizer

Katy Dolan '18 – Brand Advisor

David Irons '68 – Communications Advisor

WANT TO GET INVOLVED?

Join our team! We need help with campaign strategy, policy development, social media, and more. While everyone on the 2021 team so far is a volunteer, need-based stipends are available for students. 

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