This spring, alumni can vote for a new group of Harvard Overseers and Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) Elected Directors. This year, alumni can vote for up to five candidates for Overseer and up to six candidates for Director.

Candidates nominated by the Harvard Alumni Association for 2021:

Harvard Board of Overseers Candidates

The HAA nominating committee has proposed the following Overseer candidates for the 2021 election.

Christiana Goh Bardon MD ’98 magna cum laude, MBA ’03 
SB/SM '93, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Managing Director, Oncology Impact Fund and Founder, Managing Member, Portfolio Manager, Burrage Capital
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts

Mark J. Carney AB ’87 magna cum laude
MPhil '93, DPhil '95, University of Oxford 
United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance; former Governor, Bank of England and Bank of Canada
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Kimberly Nicole Dowdell MPA ’15
BArch '06, Cornell University
Principal and Director of Business Development, HOK Group, Inc.; Immediate Past President, National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA)
Chicago, Illinois

Christopher B. Howard MBA ’03 with distinction
BS '91, United States Air Force Academy; MPhil '94, DPhil '96, University of Oxford 
President, Robert Morris University
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Maria Teresa Kumar MPP ’01
BA '96, University of California, Davis 
CEO/President, Voto Latino
Washington, D.C. 

Raymond J. Lohier Jr. AB ’88 cum laude
JD '91, New York University School of Law 
United States Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
Brooklyn, New York 

Terah Evaleen Lyons AB ’14
Founding Executive Director, Partnership on Al
San Francisco, California

Sheryl WuDunn MBA ’86
BA ’81 cum laude, Cornell University; MPA ’88, Princeton University 
Journalist and Author; Co-Founder, FullSky Partners
Westchester, New York

The following candidates for Overseer were nominated by petition. 

Megan Red Shirt-Shaw EdM ’17 
BA '11, University of Pennsylvania 
Director of Native Student Services, University of South Dakota 
Vermillion, South Dakota

Natalie Unterstell MPA ’16 
BBA '04, Fundacao Getulio Vargas
Co-Founder and Director, Política Por Inteiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Yvette Efevbera SM ’11, SD ’18
BA '09 with high honor, Michigan State University
Advisor, Gender-Based Violence and Child Marriage, Gender Equality, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Seattle, Washington



Elected Director of the HAA Candidates

The HAA nominating committee has proposed the following HAA elected director candidates for the 2021 election.

Whitney S. F. Baxter AB ’07, MBA ’11
VP, Head of Strategy and Group Enterprises, MTV Entertainment Group
Brooklyn, New York

Benjamin Taylor Faw MBA ’14
BS ’07, United States Military Academy
Cofounder and CEO, AdVon Commerce 
Las Vegas, Nevada 

Jane Labanowski AB ’17 
Lead, Spaceport Development, SpaceX
Brownsville, Texas 

Hannah Park AB ’13
MBA ’20, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Human Resources Business Partner, Curriculum Associates 
Everett, Massachusetts

Tenzin Priyadarshi MTS ’03
BA/BS ’01, Le Moyne College
Director, The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT
Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Rebecca Chamian Ribaudo AB ’93 magna cum laude
Author and Freelance Writer
Chicago, Illinois

Íñigo Sánchez-Asiaín MBA ’90
BA ’86, Universidad Pontificia Comillas 
Founding Partner, Portobello Capital 
Madrid, Spain

George Abraham Thampy AB ’10
MBA ’17, Stanford University
Senior Director, CareDx
San Francisco, California

Maiya Williams Verrone AB ’84 cum laude
Television Writer/Producer and Author
Pacific Palisades, California 



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