Meet the Team


Sam Lowry

Sam Lowry is a sophomore from Michigan studying government, history, data science, and public health. On campus, he holds leadership positions in a variety of political and public service organizations such as the Harvard Public Opinion Project and the Small Claims Advisory Service. Throughout the pandemic, he has been singing virtually with the Harvard Glee Club, going on lots of hikes, honing his cooking skills, and keeping up with Michigan sports teams. 


Ava Swanson

Ava is a first-year from Cache, Oklahoma. She plans on concentrating in government with a secondary in economics. Ava is also involved in the Harvard Republicans Club, the John Adams Society, the Network of Enlightened Women, and Women in Business. She loves baking, hiking, and music!

VP of Membership & Outreach

Justin Lopez

Justin Lopez is a sophomore from Miami studying government and economics. Justin is also involved with the Catholic Student Association, the John Adams Society, Harvard Republican Club, and the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum Committee. 


VP of Communications & Technology

Libby Palanza

Libby is a sophomore from Maine studying government. Outside of HRL, she is involved with the Harvard Republican Club and the Network of Enlightened Women.


Matt Jacobsen

Matt Jacobsen is a junior in Leverett from a small farm in Iowa, and he studies molecular and cellular biology.  He is involved in Harvard Curling, Right to Life (his fav), Dorm Crew, and Zero Waste Team.