Students in Service and Leadership at Harvard

Volume 3: 2020 Student Projects

This was the third installation of the SOCIOL1130 yet the class took unprecedented line of action due to COVID-19. Our class met on Mondays for two one hour section and on Wednesday for 2 hours 45 minutes session in the Innovation Space in the Stone Hall of Quincy House. We had Dean Rakesh Khurana and Dean O'Dair join us as guest speakers in February. And the SOCH team of the Office of Student Life  conducted a focus group session with the class gathering input on the support to student organizations and student leadership development framework. 

Our last residential session was on Wednesday, March 11 2020 when we were in the Learning Lab with Marlon Kuzmick who conducted a workshop on capturing multimedia for action research and digital essays in Scalar. Jeremy Guillette from the Academic Technology Group joined us for an introductory session to Scalar. The Scrabble image was developed by students as part of workshop activities.

In March, after the Spring Break, teaching and learning at Harvard moved to remote work through Zoom. And student organizations and many of the service roles students in this class have been engaged in remote operations. We started our first session with a guest talk "Doing Well by Being Well" by Tara Cousineau, PhD, Staff Psychologist at Harvard University Counseling and Mental Health Services and author of the "The Kindness Cure: How the Science of Compassion Can Heal Your Heart and Your World". We also had conversation with Lynn C. Fitzgerald, , Executive Assistant to the Danoff Dean of Harvard College and Adrienne Jackson, Administrative Coordinator about behind the scenes of Ofice of Danoff Dean of Harvard College. Finally, Kate Johnson, Deputy Director of the PBHA ran a student leadership workshop on recruiting, retaining members and community building in student organizations. 

In the review session, student teaching teams presented key take-aways from the course modules.

Students presented their action research project on the last day of classes. Presentations were attended and discussed by Rakesh Khurana, Katie O'Dair, Kate Colleran, Flavia Perea and Jason Backfield. 

Collectively, students in SOCIOL1130 have during their time at Harvard been engaged in 100 different campus jobs, service-roles, student research, student teaching, athletic clubs, student organizations, student-run companies, music groups, student ventures, initiatives or movements: 

​​​​​​Math Course Assistant (2)
First-Year Intramurals Assistant Director
Office of Career Services
Archival Research
Image research
Harvard Association of US-China Relations
ARC Peer Tutoring
Office of BGLTQ Student Life
Harvard Map Collection
Gender Inclusivity in Mathematics mentorship program
Climbing wall staffer 
Student researcher in Hoffman lab 
Peer Advising Fellow (PAF)
OCS Peer Pre-Health Liaison
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)
Harvard Recreation - cycle class instructor 
Resource Efficiency Program (for the Office for Sustainability) 
Room 13 (peer counselor)
Harvard Admissions & Financial Aid Tour Guide/Student Ambassador
Course Assistant & Student Researcher
Hiphop Archive, Research Assistant
Harvard Ed Portal, Mentor
Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation - Research Assistant
GenEd 1076 CA
Harvard College Social Enterprise Association (HCSEA)
Program for Scientifically Inspired Leadership (PSIL)
Food Literacy Project (FLP)
Harvard Undergraduate Studies in Education
PBHA Chinatown Citizenship
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS)
Advocating for the Success of Kids (ASK) 
Y2Y Homeless Shelter
Life Sciences Lab Student Researcher
Pforzheimer House Committee
Cabot House Committee 
The Dudley Co-op
First-Year Outdoor Program (3)
PBHA Chinatown Teen 
Harvard Student Agencies, Harvard Shop 
National Campaign (IOP)
Harvard Political Review (IOP)
Wind Ensemble
Harvard Model Congress (2)
Fossil Fuel Divest Harvard
Harvard Computer Society
The Harvard Crimson Business
The Harvard Crimson Arts (2)
The Harvard Crimson, Multimedia
The Harvard Crimson, Finance
Harvard Yearbook Publications
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee
Ed Secondary Student Advisory Committee
Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
Lightweight rowing team (2)
Climbing club
CMO for Harvard Athletics
Varsity Men’s Tennis (captain)
Varsity Women’s Soccer
South Asian Association (Ghungroo)
Dharma Hindu Students Association 
South Asian Women’s Collective 
Harvard Outing Club 
WHRB Classical Music Department
Small Claims Advisory Services
Chamber Music
Women in Business 
Eleganza Show 
Expressions Dance Company (Ushering/Tickets/Volunteer)
Association of Black Harvard Women
Black Students Association
HSA Cleaners
Dorm Crew
Harvard College Faith and Action (HCFA)
HFAC (3)
Consulting on Business and the Environment
Global Research and Consulting
Harvard College Effective Altruism
No Label
The Harvard Innovation Lab, Venture Incubation 
Chinese Students Association
Honor Council
Model UN
Breakthrough Collaborative (off-campus), Teacher
Ed Secondary Student Advisory Committee
Democratic Knowledge Project (DKP), RA
Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association 
Satire V 
Poker Club 
Chicago Area Students of Harvard 
Undergraduate Council 
21 Colorful Crimson 

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