Our Executive Board is composed of nine Harvard students working tirelessly to plan HMCA 2019:
Rachel Chiu - President
Rachel is a senior at Harvard College studying Women and Gender with a minor in Psychology and pursuing language citations in Spanish and French. She is originally from Hong Kong and is thrilled to be the President of HMCA. As an international student, she is interested in travel, international relations, and international women's rights advocacy. She is passionate about the civic educational mission of HMC and has staffed conferences in Hong Kong, Dubai, Boston, Madrid, and Mexico City.
Narayan Narasimhan - Vice President
Narayan Narasimhan is a senior in Adams House, concentrating in Social Studies with a secondary in Linguistics. He is originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio but is excited to spend time in Hong Kong as a member of the Executive Board. Narayan has also staffed HMC conferences in Boston, Madrid, Sao Paolo, and Hong Kong. Outside of HMC, he is involved in the South Asian Association and works with the Harvard Admissions Office. In his free time, Narayan loves to travel and eat new foods.
Caleb Esrig - Director of Operations and Technology
Caleb is a junior from just outside New York City studying Economics. He is excited to return for his second HMCA, after staffing the National Economic Council last year. Besides HMC, Caleb is involved in The Crimson, Harvard’s student-run newspaper, and is a leader for the First-Year Outdoor Program. In his free time, he loves hiking and trying good food.
Dustin Chiang - Chief of Staff
Dustin Chiang is a senior from Fremont, California studying Government. He is returning for his fourth and final HMCA and has staffed conferences in Boston, Seoul, Hong Kong, Rome, Madrid, Dubai, and Sao Paulo. Dustin is the President of Harvard’s Institute of Politics, teaches civics at local public schools, and leads tours for the Admissions Office. He enjoys reading about frequent flyer programs, playing board games, trying delicious foods, and cheering on the Oakland Athletics.
Alexandra Norris - Director of Outreach and Scholarships
Alexandra is a sophomore living in Cabot House studying economics. She is interested in the public policy aspects of economics and hopes to one day be a lawyer. In her free time, Alexandra enjoys hiking, biking, and being with friends. Alexandra has staffed HMC conferences in Asia and Boston and is beyond excited for HMCA 2019.
Peter Goldberg - Director of International Programs
Peter Goldberg is a sophomore in Kirkland House studying Computer Science. He is excited to return for his fifth Harvard Model Congress, and his second HMC Asia. In addition to HMCA, Peter has staffed HMC conferences in Boston and Mexico City. In his free time, Peter plays the saxophone.
Madison Pagel - Director of Domestic Programs
Maddie is a junior in Quincy House studying government. She was a delegate at HMCA when she was in high school and is excited to help high schoolers have an experience as fun and enriching as hers was. This will be her ninth (and best!) HMC conference and second year on the board of HMCA, where she served as Faculty Liaison in 2018. She is thrilled to watch the delegates progress over the week, and listen to some incredible debate. In her spare time, she likes baking, running, and petting dogs.
Nicholas Pagel - Business Manager
Nick is a senior at the College concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology. The son of a Marine, he was born in America, but raised by the world. While traveling across Asia, he witnessed international politics at work and found his passion. He is a proud former delegate of HMCA and is excited to serve as this year's Business Manager.
Kaitlyn Rabinovitz - Faculty Liaison
Kaitlyn is a Junior in Eliot House studying Social Studies, with a secondary in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. Having grown up outside of Boston, Katie loves rooting for Boston sports teams and spending time in the city. Outside of HMC, Katie is a member of the Harvard Association for US-China Relations, where she helps to run educational conferences for Chinese high school students. She is passionate about education and government, and is beyond excited to work with the faculty of HMC Asia this year.