HKS alumni and student named in Forbes’ 30 Under 30

first_imgSeveral Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) alumni and one current student have been named to the 2017 Forbes 30 Under 30 list, celebrating “the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers” in fields ranging from education to law and policy.Among this year’s honorees are Kate Aitken, M.P.P. ’16, M.B.A. ’16, chief of staff for federal policy and federal affairs at Airbnb, lauded for her efforts to develop “policies and products to combat discrimination in the on-demand housing service’s host network.” Prarthna Desai, M.P.P. ’19, M.B.A. ’19 was cited for her work at Zipline, using drones to deliver medication in developing countries.Sara Minkara, M.P.P. ’14, who is the founder of Empowerment through Integration, makes the list of 30 Under 30 social entrepreneurs for her work with blind children in Lebanon. Becoming legally blind as a child due to macular degeneration, Minkara has dedicated her life to providing a voice for blind youth, helping to provide them with the sort of support she had growing up in the United States. Among the programs she has founded are a summer camp for both sighted and blind children.The 600 “change-makers and innovators” –  30 from 20 industries, all under 30 years old – were chosen from a list of 15,000 nominations.last_img read more

Boyle, McGuire win student body government election

first_imgAnna Mason | The Observer President elect junior Elizabeth Boyle embraces a supporter following news of her victory. She ran alongside sophomore Patrick McGuire.Junior Elizabeth Boyle and sophomore Patrick McGuire were elected student body president and vice president after winning 53.27 percent of the student body’s vote Thursday.Boyle and McGuire defeated juniors Mario Markho and Charlie Ortega Guifarro, juniors Eduardo Luna and Haley Coleman and freshmen Carlston Chang and Kevin O’Leary.The Markho-Ortega ticket drew in 30.09 percent of the vote, followed by Chang-O’Leary with 10.04 percent and Luna-Coleman with 6.60 percent.Total voter turnout was 40 percent.Shady Girgis, president of the judicial council, said he expected the election to result in a run-off.“We had four tickets, so I think one ticket getting more than 50 percent was kind of a shock to all of us,” he said. “So that was kind of cool, I think the Boyle and McGuire ticket were really good candidates for it and I think they’ll do a good job.”Boyle said she felt “really, really lucky and grateful” for those on her campaign and others who supported the ticket.The pair’s first concern is putting together a team to work in their administration, McGuire said.“One thing we’ll do, first and foremost, is looking into assembling a team and really reaching out to a lot of people, seeing the best things we can do on that end,” he said. “ … Just really hitting the ground running with the things we want to do.”“We’re pumped to reach out to all areas of campus and get new people involved in student government and hear new voices and really make this year amazing,” Boyle echoed.The pair said they hope to integrate the other candidates’ ideas into their own.“One of the first things we said in there was that we really wanted to work with the other tickets and their great ideas and, you know, the ways they want to impact the student body,” McGuire said.McGuire said he thanks each of the candidates for a smooth election process.“[We’re] so grateful for all the tickets and the team and also that it was just such a clean and respectful campaign on all fronts,” he said.“There is so much happiness and joy and passion here tonight and that’s what the entire next year is going to be [like] … so, I’m excited for that,” Boyle said.Ortega said he’s thankful for his running mates, Markho and Rojas, for their work throughout the election season.“I would like to say that I am very proud of my team,” he said. “Mario [Markho] and Tiffany [Rojas] did a hell of a job, and so did the rest of our team. I personally am not crying because I know there’s absolutely no shame in giving it your all. We gave 110 percent. I am very proud of that.”O’Leary said the Chang-O’Leary ticket surpassed its goal of 10 percent.“I’m ecstatic,” Chang said.Both Luna and Coleman declined to a request to comment.Tags: 2019 Student Government Election, Boyle-McGuire, Judicial Councillast_img read more

Renovation transformation you have to see to believe

first_img45 Stagpole st pre-renoOriginally built as a bank, the home includes a functioning safe which is currently used as an office, and makes for a great cyclone shelter.Mr Dahl said the couples’ intention had been to live in the house for years post-renovation but a change in circumstance has left this near-new home up for grabs at auction. 45 Stagpole St post-reno 45 Stagpole st pre-renoMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Mr Dahl said it was the location that initially attracted them to the property seven years ago. “We started the renovation in 2012 and only finished it about six months ago,” Mr Dahl said. “It was a huge job, virtually the entire inside had to be stripped and relined.“The deck was a completely new addition as well as the shed and all the concreting around the outside.” The entertaining deck at 45 Stagpole St, post-reno. Amalfi Coast meets North Queensland THIS three-bedroom Queenslander in Townsville’s West End is unrecognisable from what it was in 2012. After a full renovation, owners Tony Dahl and Donna England have decided to put their hard work up for auction in what could be Townsville’s very own version of The Block.READ MORE Local builder puts his family home on the market The bathroom at 45 Stagpole St, post-reno. 45 Stagpole St pre-reno“It’s a beautiful house, it would be nice to just pick it up and take it with us,” Mr Dahl said. “Whoever buys it is going to have plenty of time to enjoy it.”The inner city home at 45 Stagpole St is open today at 12.30pm and will go to auction at 1pm. READ MORElast_img read more