Meet the Team





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Matt Jacobsen

Matt Jacobsen is a sophomore 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.



Sophia Downs

Sophia Downs is a first-year student from Wilmette, IL currently studying Classics. She is also involved with Harvard Undergraduates for Bipartisan Solutions, the John Adams Society, and works as a liaison for a fellow at the Institute of Politics.


VP of Publicity

Samuel Lowry

Sam Lowry is a freshman from Michigan studying government and data science. Besides HRL, he is a part of the Harvard Public Opinion Project, Harvard Model Congress, Harvard Undergraduate Political Consulting, and the Phillips Brooks House. He loves climbing, cooking, and the Chicago Cubs!

VP of Membership and Outreach

Justin Lopez

Justin is a freshman from Miami, Florida. He lives in Lionel Hall and is a likely concentrator in Government. Justin is also involved in the Catholics Students Association, the John Adams Society, Harvard Republican Club, and the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum. 


VP of Communications and Technology

Gabby Landry

Gabby Landry is a sophomore in Quincy from North Attleboro, MA, concentrating in Philosophy with a secondary in Educational Studies. Outside of HRL, she is a mentor for the Beacon Leadership Program and an intern at the Abigail Adams Institute.



Libby Palanza

Libby is a first-year student from southern Maine. She plans on concentrating in government and pursuing a secondary in history. Outside of HRL, she is involved with the Institute of Politics and other political groups on campus.