The 2019 Harvard College Open Data Project Team

About the Team

Founded in 2016, HODP has grown from a small team of data enthusiasts to a group of 40+ dedicated members investigating data on a variety of issues on campus. We've analyzed blocking group clustering, built a Crimson sports tracking webapp, developed an interactive crime map, and more. We’re committed to giving individuals the freedom to explore and providing them the support to do so.

We’re open to people of all backgrounds and experience levels, so if you finish the bootcamp and complete the assignments you’ll become a full member of the organization. We’d love for you to join us.

Board

PRESIDENT, Currier 2021

Kevin Bi

I'm a junior in Currier studying Applied Math with a focus in Economics. I joined HODP because I'm passionate about using data to analyze real world issues. In my free time, I like to read, play card games, and watch sports.
VICE PRESIDENT, Adams 2021

Lucy Li

I'm a junior in Adams studying applied math with a focus in economics. Outside of HODP, I enjoy watching trashy TV, reading FiveThirtyEight, and playing violin.
VICE PRESIDENT, Currier 2021

Seth Billiau

I’m a junior from Grand Rapids, Michigan, living Currier House and studying statistics and government. If I'm not at a HODP meeting, you can probably find me singing Bass II in the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum or TF'ing Stat 110.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, Kirkland 2022

Leo Saenger

I'm a sophomore interested in statistics, economics, politics, and using design to explore the intersections between the three. Outside of HODP, I volunteer with HCMUD and run on the Charles.
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER, Dunster 2022

Ashley Wong

I'm a sophomore from Sydney living in Dunster! Outside of HODP I enjoy tennis, dance, as well as learning (and forgetting) languages.
PUBLISHER, Dunster 2022

Melissa Kwan

Hey! I'm a sophomore in Dunster studying computer science and philosophy. On HODP, I've been learning about interactive visualizations and working to redesign the website. In my free time, I like to play recreational sports, do crossword puzzles, and listen to music on my phone speaker.
ASSOCIATE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR, Dunster 2022

Alex Rankine

Sophomore from Maryland/California studying CS/linguistics. Among other things, I CA for CS50 and tutor in Boston every week or so.
CONTENT DIRECTOR, Eliot 2021

Terry Ni

I'm in Eliot House, and I study Applied Math. I love playing with data, art, walking around, cats and turtles, mysteries, and random, one-off campus activities.
ASSOCIATE CONTENT DIRECTOR, Adams 2022

Sahana Srinivasan

I'm a sophomore in Adams studying computer science. I'm from California and am interested in data, journalism, and and their intersection. Outside of HODP, I like watching Netflix comedy specials and baking!
DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL RELATIONS, Kirkland 2021

Olivia Bryant

I’m a statistics concentrator from Kirkland House, originally hailing from Canterbury, UK. Outside of HODP you will find me behind a sewing machine, knitting, or keeping up with British politics.

Mentors

FACULTY MENTOR

Nick Sinai

Nick Sinai teaches at the Harvard Kennedy School and was the former deputy CTO of the US, where he helped relaunch Data.gov.
FACULTY MENTOR

Latanya Sweeney

Latanya Sweeney is a Professor of Government and Technology at Harvard.

Contributors

PRESIDENT EMERITUS, Mather 2020

Jeffrey He

Hi! I’m a currently a senior in Mather studying computer science. Outside of HODP, I'm a huge basketball fan, am involved in SMHL, and TF for CS182.
VICE PRESIDENT EMERITUS, Lowell 2020

Emma Ling

I'm a senior in Lowell studying computer science and sociology. When I'm not hacking on Harvard datasets, I love going on adventures in the great outdoors.
VICE PRESIDENT EMERITUS, Pforzheimer 2020

Stephen Moon

I'm a senior in Pforzheimer House studying statistics and economics. I love data, french fries, and card games, and am left handed.
CONTRIBUTOR, Currier 2020

Maddy Nakada

I am a CS and statistics concentrator living in Currier. I was drawn to HODP by its goal to make data more accessible to the public both through easily digestible articles as well as by formatting data for others to use. In my free time I enjoy running along the Charles.
CONTRIBUTOR, Adams 2020

Flora DiCara

I'm a junior in Adams studying Social Studies. Outside of HODP I'm active in Harvard's entrepreneurial community and am a student fellow at a venture capital firm.
CONTRIBUTOR, Eliot 2020

Alex Giglio

I'm a Mechanical Engineering concentrator with a love for obscure facts and a passion for complaining about Harvard's class scheduling.
CONTRIBUTOR, Cabot 2020

Darrin Gilkerson

I'm a junior in Cabot from Ohio interested in big data, statistics, and Joe Blitzstein
CONTRIBUTOR, Kirkland 2020

Alaisha Sharma

I'm a junior in Kirkland studying computer science and obsessed with bio-inspired design. Dance is my absolute favorite hobby, but I also enjoy teaching CS to non-programmers, learning new languages, and exploring cool food places (multiple in a row).
CONTRIBUTOR, Currier 2020

Ariana Soto

I am a junior from Los Angeles concentrating in Government with a secondary in Computer Science. I’m a huge fan of open data, having worked last summer with the Los Angeles open data portal and getting to work this summer with the New York open data portal. I love singing and going to the beach!
CONTRIBUTOR, Winthrop 2020

Hakeem Angulu

I'm a junior from Kingston, Jamaica, currently living in Winthrop. I am pursuing a joint concentration in Computer Science and Statistics with a Secondary in African American Studies, and I hope to use my studies here, as well as my engagement with HODP, to work on projects that amplify voices, facilitate justice, and push our current limits!
CONTRIBUTOR, Mather 2020

Grace Zhang

I’m a senior concentrating in computer science and statistics. I’m originally from New York and am super excited about data and what we can learn from it!
CONTRIBUTOR, Cabot 2022

George Guarnieri

I am a sophomore living in Cabot studying either economics or computer science. I enjoy dominating basketball games in my free time, and I am a big Knicks fan.
CONTRIBUTOR, Kirkland 2022

Andrea Zhang

I'm a sophomore from New Jersey studying math and computer science. Outside of HODP, I love singing, reading, and playing card games.
CONTRIBUTOR, Lowell 2022

Bridger Gordon

I'm a sophomore in Lowell studying Economics. I'm interested in statistics and data analysis, which is why I joined HODP. Outside of HODP, I enjoy politics, traveling, and listening to the Beatles.
CONTRIBUTOR, Currier 2021

Manasi Maheshwari

Hi! I live in Currier House and am studying computer science and economics. Outside of HODP, I'm involved with WHRB and Harvard Computer Society, and love exploring Boston with friends.
CONTRIBUTOR, Leverett 2022

Lucy Liu

I'm a sophomore in Leverett concentrating in Applied Math. Besides data, I like long naps and modular origami.
CONTRIBUTOR, Quincy 2022

William Zhang

I'm a sophomore studying CS and Statistics. I like playing video games, and I'm from Birmingham, Alabama.
CONTRIBUTOR

Dasha Metropolitansky

I’m a sophomore planning on concentrating in Statistics. When I’m not at a HODP meeting, you can find me traveling the world for debate competitions, playing poker, or watching a cooking show.
CONTRIBUTOR

Brett Pearson

I'm a sophomore planning on studying Economics, but I'm also really interested in statistics, computer science, and women's studies. Outside of the classroom, I sing in the Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones and I love playing volleyball and tennis.
CONTRIBUTOR, Currier 2021

Festus Ojo

I'm a junior in Currier interested in data, machine learning, and blockchain. Outside of HODP, I'm a huge fan of basketball, anime, and hip-hop.
CONTRIBUTOR, Greenough 2022

Eric Sun

I am a sophomore living in Greenough studying both Computer Science and Economics. In my free time, I enjoy following professional sports, and playing both fantasy football and baseball!
CONTRIBUTOR, Dunster 2021

Claire Fridkin

I'm a junior in Dunster studying psychology and economics. Outside of HODP, I'm an associate editor for Satire V, a CA for GOV1005, and the IM Crew captain (row Moose). Ask me about my favorite celebrities!
CONTRIBUTOR, Adams 2020

Daniel Friedman

I'm a senior in Adams studying Statistics with a secondary in Economics. I'm interested in using data to answer questions about policy and sports. Outside of classes and HODP I'm either watching basketball or The Office
CONTRIBUTOR, Winthrop 2020

Justin Bassey

I'm currently a senior in Winthrop studying economics with a secondary in psychology. I play on the varsity basketball team, and love playing music.
CONTRIBUTOR, Pfoho 2021

Ethan Kim

I'm a statistics concentrator in Pfoho. Outside of HODP I enjoy playing soccer and reading. I'm also a huge New England sports fan.
CONTRIBUTOR, Winthrop 2022

Richard Kim

Hi y'all! I'm a sophomore in Winthrop, potentially studying computer science and statistics. Beyond HODP, I'm a huge fan of all sports, and I beatbox for the Harvard LowKeys.
CONTRIBUTOR, Leverett 2022

Rucha Joshi

Hi! I'm a sophomore from Austin, Texas planning on concentrating in either Statistics or Computer Science! Outside of HODP, I love napping and exploring coffee shops in the Square.
CONTRIBUTOR, Pforzheimer 2022

Jenny Gu

I'm a sophomore in Pfoho studying computer science. Outside of HODP, I enjoy playing tennis (badly) and watching sitcoms.
CONTRIBUTOR, Adams House 2022

Neil Khurana

I'm a sophomore from Manlius, NY most likely studying Statistics with a Data Science focus. Outside of HODP, I enjoy spending time with friends, watching NFL football and discussing politics.
CONTRIBUTOR, Quincy 2022

Yijiang Zhao

I'm a sophomore in Quincy thinking of studying Applied Math with a focus in Economics and CS. Outside of HODP, I love going out to Boston and trying new restaurants.
CONTRIBUTOR, Eliot 2022

Amy Jin

I'm a sophomore in Eliot concentrating in computer science. I'm originally from San Jose, CA, and I love music, dancing, and hiking!

Alumni

ALUMNI, Kirkland 2018

Caleb Shelburne

At Harvard, I was in Kirkland concentrating in History and Literature. Officially, I studied nineteenth-century Ottoman history. In my spare time, I enjoy analyzing data.
FOUNDER, ALUMNI, Pforzheimer 2018

Neel Mehta

At Harvard, I was in Pfoho studying computer science. Outside HODP, I served as the Finance Committee Chair on the Undergraduate Council, wrote about civic tech, and skateboarded around campus.