Add to Calendar 09-29-2022 17:00:00 09-29-2022 18:30:00 America/Los_Angeles Welcome to Your City: Los Angeles

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Citizen Public Market,
9355 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232, United States
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Date
September 29, 2022
Time
5:00–6:30 p.m. PT
Event Type
In-person
Location
Citizen Public Market,
9355 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA, 90232, United States

Calling all Los Angeles-based Harvard alumni! 

On Thursday, September 29, alumni in cities around the world will come together to welcome members of the Class of 2022 to their new cities! Harvard alumni who graduated between 2012 and 2022, from the College or any of the graduate schools, are invited to participate.

If you live in Los Angeles or have plans to move there, the Harvard Club of Southern California welcomes you to register here for their Welcome to Your City event. The evening promises a welcome to Los Angeles while meeting and connecting with alumni in the area. Attendees will also learn about the many Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups available to you and more. 

Whether you are new to Los Angeles or have called it home for years, the Harvard community is your community—so we hope you will join us on September 29! Register with your LinkedIn profile or other social media accounts to see who's coming and connect with others before, during, and after the event.
 
Shared Interest Group Contact(s):
Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, Peter Shimamoto
pshimamoto2@gmail.com
Alumnae-i Network for Harvard Women, Kay Park    
kayparkmd@yahoo.com
Harvard Christian Alumni Society, Jordan Monge-Gandhi    
jordanmonge@gmail.com
Harvard Latino Alumni Alliance, Wilson Hago    
drwilsonh@gmail.com
Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Felix Bustos 
fbustosiii@harvardae.org 

Who's Coming (147 + guests)

Christie Jackson
’21
Harvard College
Grad studentUCLA
Justin Cotton
’21
Harvard College
Medical Student Keck School of Medicine
Brenda Ephraim
’21
Harvard Medical School
Angeliki Brouard
’19
Harvard University Extension School
Sr. Manager Master Data Management InstilBio
Brenda Ephraim
’21
Harvard Medical School
Natalie Solis
’20
Harvard Divinity School
Assistant CuratorSmithsonian Institution
Annie Bae
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Program CoordinatorHarvard Graduate School of Arts and Science - Office of Equity, Inclusion, Diversity & Belonging
Anna Kim
’22
Harvard College
Looking For Employment!
I'm a recent grad looking to network and make connections in hopes of (eventually) finding a job. My concentration was in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, and I'm honestly looking for anything that makes use of that. I'm a *very* avid gamer (both digital and analog) and love to flex my creative muscles in whatever ways I can.
Arpi Tavil-Shatelyan
’13
Harvard College
ConsultantIQVIA
Mahnoor Ali
’19
Harvard College
Grad StudentUSC
Sarah Smyth
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Cities ConsultantBuro Happold
Urban planner specializing in climate action and resilience
Donna Saadati-Soto
’20
Harvard Law School
Sarah Smyth
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Cities ConsultantBuro Happold
Urban planner specializing in climate action and resilience
Amira Weeks
’18
Harvard College
Ariana Soto
’20
Harvard College
Sunha Kim
’15
Harvard Divinity School
May Jones
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Program Manager SOLACE
Julie Dubela
’17
Harvard University Extension School
MusicianHoolitronix
Quinn Mayberry
’20
Harvard Law School
John Imbrie
’20
Harvard College
Sarai Osorio
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Associate PlannerKOA Corporation
Ryan Lee
’15
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Assistant Professor
Jon Smart
’12
Harvard College
Itay Dvir
’22
Harvard College
Kristina Sobot
’20
Harvard University Extension School
Armeen Barghi
’21
Harvard College
Natalie Cernius
’18
Harvard College
Robert Schittko
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Research Scientist
Artsy physics Ph.D. from Germany. Passionate about music, travel, science, and whatever random topic I'm obsessed with for the week.
Ande Akinrele
’22
Harvard Medical School
CEOAllure Cosmetic
I am a Medspa Consultant, Certified skin care expert and Entrepreneur. I have over 15 years experience in development and management of Medspa Startups focused on Aesthetics and Integrative Health. I also have 18 years experience with Hospital, Physician, Ancillary Contracting and Practice Management with Multi-national Health Insurance Companies. I grew up in Brussels and London and speak french fluently. I love all forms of dance and competed professionally in Salsa both in the US and internationally. I play tennis and love health, wellness and spas.
Luoting Zhuang
’22
Harvard Medical School
PhD studentUCLA
runjia tian
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Interactive Engineer TikTok Inc.
As a designer, programmer and innovator working at the intersection of design and computer science, I am endeavoring to empower designer with cutting edge technologies by developing usable, intuitive and interactive graphical user interfaces. Current and previous projects include generative design with machine learning, creative volumetric modelling and XR prototyping.
Quinn Mayberry
’20
Harvard Law School
Zuzanna Fuchs
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Assistant ProfessorUniversity of Southern California
I graduated from Harvard in 2019 with a PhD in Linguistics. In 2021 I moved to LA to start working as a professor at USC.
Amanda Jaffe
’22
Harvard Kennedy School
FellowHKS Government Performance Lab
Manny Halley
’22
Harvard Business School
CEOImani Media Group
Zlatan Sehovic
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Product/Project ArchitectKaiser Path/PathHouse
Los Angeles-based Bosnian-American architect specializing in environmental building design with a strong focus in industrialized construction and multi-family housing. www.zlatansehovic.com
Ana Olano
’19
Harvard College
Producer's AssistantAmerican High; Netflix
Dessiree Cuevas
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ahmad Alkasir
’21
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Policy LeadEllison Institute for Transformative Medicine
Lien Tran
’20
Harvard College
Software EngineerBay Area
Hello, I'm a software engineer based in the Bay Area. Happy to connect to talk about entrepreneurship/ education/ healthcare or mentorship opportunities. I'm from Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, and I attended Harvard College as a FGLI and concentrated in CS & Linguistics.
Jordan Gandhi
’12
Harvard College
Technical WriterWalmart Labs
I’m an Orange County native who moved back to Southern California a year ago. I’m currently serving as the president of the Harvard Christian Alumni Society, a interdenominational shared interest group to serve the spiritual needs of Harvard’s alumni. In addition to doing technical writing, my main job is caring for my two children ages 4 and 2. I hope to connect with other alumni with similar interests!
Nathan Shamtoub
’22
Harvard Law School
Kahunui Foster
’18
Harvard College
Design ManagerThe Walt Disney Company
Mannix Pullens
’22
Harvard Business School
ConsultantBain and Company
Hyungjoo Choi
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Urban DesignerGensler
Emma Barton
’22
Harvard Law School
Associate Quinn Emanuel
Gabby Perez
’18
Harvard Divinity School
Vasileios Papapostolou
’11
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Sophia Vargas
’20
Harvard College
Margaret Ross
’19
Harvard College
sweetgreen
Ben Urwand
’16
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Matthew Alderete
’19
Harvard College
Amgen
Serena Wong
’22
Harvard Law School
AttorneyO'Melveny
Jenny Chang
’16
Harvard College
Technical program managerRivian
Sasha Peters
’22
Harvard Law School
AssociateJenner & Block
Tina Kartika
’20
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Sr. AssociateOak Street Health
Marina Schwabic
’12
Harvard Kennedy School
President American Serbian Association for Prosperity
Jacob Barrera
’18
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Incoming Litigation AssociateHolland & Knight
Jessica Huang
’20
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
ConsultantWorld Bank
Researching how to build capacity to address climate-related health risks with the World Bank, and working more broadly in health, environment, and education. Musician, plant-based food tester, volunteer, and outdoor enthusiast during free time.
Zawar Jafri
’18
Harvard Divinity School
Arohi Sharma
’17
Harvard Kennedy School
Deputy DirectorNatural Resources Defense Council
Fatima Taj
’22
Harvard College
Growth Marketing AnalystSTARZ/Lionsgate
Thomas Poelman
’20
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Dentist
Tausif Ahmed
’16
Harvard Business School
Head of Business Development, NFTsKraken
Michael Nguyen
’18
Harvard Medical School
Abhishek Anand
’20
Harvard College
Graduate studentCaltech
Lisa Zhu
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
ConsultantBCG Digital Ventures
Strategic Designer at BCG Digital Ventures and Founder of Helthy. My interests lie in building consumer health startups. Also super into health and wellness and happy to always chat about spiritual retreats and food. I figure draw occasionally as well :) Hoping to meet some cool people and connect.
Maged Fam
’20
Harvard Medical School
Dentist
Im maged from Egypt, Recent Harvard alumni Im a dentist interested mostly in dental implants Love horse riding , car racing and travelling Im looking forward to seeing you
Anya Zinoveva
’22
Harvard University Extension School
InstructorEl Camino College
I'm a digital media specialist and instructor at El Camino College and Holy Names University. I hold ALM in Digital Media Design from Harvard Extension School and MA in Video Digital Art from Holy Names University. My areas of specialization include web technologies, data visualization, UX design, and online instruction.
Karishma Patel
’17
Harvard Kennedy School
ResearcherRAND Corporation
Olivia Sison
’21
Harvard College
Stephanie Ferrarie
’18
Harvard College
AnalystAltman Solon
Maria Mortenson
’22
Harvard Law School
Associate Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
I’m a recent HLS graduate and just moved to Los Angeles with my husband. I enjoy hiking, reading, and am very excited to get a dog in the next few months.
Will Rafey
’13
Harvard College
Assistant ProfessorUCLA
Alyssa Saldana
’22
Harvard College
Investment AnalystAvivar Capital
Juan Pablo Garces Ramirez
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Consultant SquadBuck Consulting Firm
Jenny Martin
’13
Harvard College
Director of Marketing and OperationsArtio Medical
California native, recently moved back to Los Angeles. Been working in medical device since graduation, currently fully remote. Excited to meet some fellow local alum!
Nikki Erlick
’16
Harvard College
Author
Ashiley Lee
’19
Harvard College
Shayla Durbois
’22
Harvard University Extension School
ScreenwriterS. C. Durbois LLC
I recently graduated with my master's in creative writing & literature. I just moved from Connecticut to Los Angeles to launch a career as a screenwriter in the entertainment industry. I'm currently living in San Diego and actively looking for housing and jobs in Los Angeles. I'm hoping to make new friends among the Harvard Alumni community, and get to know my new city. I'm very excited to meet you guys!
Yasmin Sanie-Hay
’16
Harvard Business School
Shree Prajapati
’21
Harvard Business School
Portfolio DirectorMedtronic
Winnie Wang
’20
Harvard College
Luciana Baigun
’14
Harvard Business School
Giselle Sevgi
’21
Harvard Business School
Business Strategy, ManagerGoogle
Malory Mclemore
’22
Harvard Business School
Head of QualityHadrian
Aerospace start up ops leader. Interested in Manufacturing / American Dynamism
BachChi Nguyen
’22
Harvard Business School
Sr. Manager The Walt Disney Company
First local event as an alumna. Very much looking forward to meeting our local alumni community. I’m curious and open to learning and sharing. I love singing, music, concert, yoga, hike, travel, paddleboard to name a few. Well-rounded fulfillment is an aim.
Aparna Atluru
’20
Harvard Business School
Physician
Mason Hill
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Strategy Consultant
Zoi Urban
’21
Harvard College
Project Manager
Giancarlo Montano
’16
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Architectural DesignerFrederick Fisher & Partners
Belle Lee
’18
Harvard College
PhD StudentUCLA
AB '18, EdM '21 Research in access and success in higher education
John Going
’17
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Architect / Product ManagerMighty Buildings
Harvard GSD Master of Architecture 1, 2017
Catherine Bond
’20
Harvard College
Amgen
Dylan Vartikar
’18
Harvard College
DesignerVarious
Harvard graduate & multidiscplinary designer in Los Angeles. I’m often focused in graphic design and brand identity, but also have expertise in creative direction, web design, spatial/entrance design, brand strategy, and sneaker design/merch. My experience allows me to identify how we can execute function within design while advancing the needle through interdisciplinary creative research.
Frank Freeman
’13
Harvard Graduate School of Education
VP, DigitalDermalogica
Arushi Saxena
’21
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Tech Policy ManagerTwitter
I just moved to LA from Cambridge, with my partner! We love exploring new cuisines, cooking, and hiking. I have career interests in the technology policy space (misinformation, consumer privacy), city design, and the environment. Excited to meet other folks in the HAA community. I graduated from the combined Masters in Design Engineering program at Harvard SEAS + GSD in 2021. Spent a lot of time at HKS as well.
Majd Steitieh
’22
Harvard Kennedy School
Associate McKinsey & Co.
Regan Brady
’22
Harvard College
VC AnalystLinse Capital
Harvard College class of 2022 Economics graduate. Currently working as a VC analyst remotely and am hoping to spend some time around LA in the next several months!
Erin Harless
’14
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Willy Xiao
’16
Harvard College
Engineering ManagerEnvoy
Nyla Brewster
’22
Harvard College
Associate ConsultantBain & Company
Caroline Liao
’20
Harvard Business School
Robert Jomar Malate
’21
Harvard College
Mechatronics EngineeringUBTECH Robotics
Charlotte Hinrichs
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Itzel Vasquez-Rodriguez
’17
Harvard College
MPP StudentUCLA Luskin School
Clara Choi
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Learning Designer
Chloe Soltis
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Project Manager
Matt Barber
’22
Harvard Business School
Titilayo Rasaki
’17
Harvard Law School
Maya Ayoub
’12
Harvard College
PhysicianUCLA
Lara Roizen
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Writer's Assistant
Natalie Varkey
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Steven Gu
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Research ManagerLinkedIn
Soomin Chun
’17
Harvard University Extension School
Samuel Pun
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Vice PresidentMorgan Stanley
K K
’20
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
NATASHA HARKISON
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Design
LECTURER Cal Poly Pomona College of ENV Design
Elizabeth Valldejuli
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Rupi Sandhu
’12
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
CardiologistCedars Sinai Medical Center
Mirah Xu
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Graduate Building PhysicistBuroHappold Engineer
Busola Banjoh
’22
Harvard College
Associate ConsultantBain & Company
Daniel Gonzalez
’21
Harvard Medical School
Resident PhysicianUCLA
I am currently in a 3 year Internal Medicine Primary Care residency training program at UCLA. My career interests in life health equity/policy and global public health. In LA I like to play beach volleyball, explore new parts of town, live music, and stand up comedy. Hoping to connect with other Harvard alums in the area!
Amy Tan
’18
Harvard College
Andrea Mihic
’19
Harvard Business School
MacKenzie Bonner
’22
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Ph.D. StudentUC Irvine
Ph.D. student in the Sociology Department at the University of California, Irvine. Focused on the intersection of immigration & K-12 education in the U.S.
Christina Tran
’21
Harvard College
Graduate StudentUCLA
Katherine Lou
’21
Harvard College
Mary Jo Madda
’13
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Senior Program ManagerGoogle
Samantha Cox
’17
Harvard Business School
Matt Jiang
’19
Harvard College
M Veronica Cardenas Vignes
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Design ManagerUrban Capital Ventures
Meg Fosque
’22
Harvard Kennedy School
Program Officer Rockefeller Foundation
Brittany Wang
’17
Harvard College
Eric Lim
’20
Harvard Law School
AssociateWillkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Posy Stoller
’22
Harvard College
Associate ConsultantBain & Company
Lisa Vo
’19
Harvard College
FounderChipBrain
Bischoff Alexander
’15
Harvard Business School
PartnerLakeStreet Family Office
Alyssa Truong
’21
Harvard College
Sony Pictures Entertainment
Sarah Zia
’19
Harvard College
Strategy AssociateNetflix
Jacob Steinberg-Otter
’16
Harvard College
Harvard College ‘16 Harvard Law School ‘21
Sam Adams
’14
Harvard College
Co-Founder & CEOdot.LA
Dom Furlong
’20
Harvard College
ConsultantMcKinsey & Company
Alan Rozet
’16
Harvard College
Jack LeGresley
’22
Harvard Law School
Summer AssociateHowarth & Smith
Timmy Haehl
’18
Harvard College
Sr director of publishingBig machine music
Albert Hui
’01
Harvard College
Senior Business ConsultantSingle Family Office
Former President of the Harvard Club of Hong Kong

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