Olga Romanova, Mattea Mrkusic, and Michael Liu have earned international Rhodes Scholarships and will attend Oxford in the fall! ⠀ ⠀ At Harvard, Olga Romanova is concentrating in bioengineering with a secondary in global health and health policy at Harvard. “I want to explore the intersection of these fields with bioengineering to see how some of the innovation and research that is happening within the field of bioengineering is being translated into practices and policies that leave an impact on society,” she said.⠀ ⠀ Mattea Mrkusic will pursue master’s degrees in public policy and refugee and forced migration studies at Oxford. “It’s always hard to forecast the future, but there are two fields I can’t seem to shake: climate migration (migration that will occur as anthropogenic climate change worsens) and deepening democratic civic engagement,” she said. “I’d love to work for the U.N. Platform on Disaster Displacement and then head back to the Pacific region to work on climate displacement policy co-designed by Pacific and indigenous communities.”⠀ ⠀ Michael Liu has a passion for helping others, and for finding creative solutions to complex medical and societal issues. “Throughout College, one of the most rewarding things I have done is directing at the Youth to Youth Homeless Shelter, and a lot of the work I have been doing has been really focused on social advocacy and social justice,” he said. “I’m interested in understanding how early adversity and trauma affects development over time, and I’m interested in looking at this from a very interdisciplinary perspective.”⠀ ⠀ Photos by Stephanie Mitchell and Marion Marigo
It's #NationalBirdDay! 🦅🦆🦉 These are part of the collection at the Harvard Museum of Natural History - see our story for more!
Some holiday Harvard cheer 🎀⠀ ⠀ #HappyHolidays⠀ ⠀ Photo: Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer
A bright Winthrop House on the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. #WinterSolstice⠀ ⠀ Photo: Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer