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Each year, the Graduate Student Council chooses eight graduating students as Commencement marshals. On the morning of Commencement, these students help the GSAS deans organize the procession from the GSAS Breakfast with the Deans into Harvard Yard. Walking at the head the procession, they proudly carry the banners of GSAS, SEAS, and Dudley House as they lead the graduating class into Tercentenary Theatre. It is a wonderful tradition and considered an honor to be chosen as Commencement marshal.

Nominations are made by members of the GSAS community, including students, the nominee’s department administrator, or Harvard faculty. The 2019 Commencement Marshals are: 

  • Darcy Frear, PhD, Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology
  • Rujing Huang, PhD, Music
  • Yashraj Narang, PhD, Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Sindhu Carmen Sivakumaren, PhD, Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Ian T. Hill, PhD, Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  • Kevin Tian, PhD, Applied Physics
  • Kristin Torres, AM, Regional Studies–Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia
  • Da In (Ann) Choi, AM, Regional Studies–East Asia
Darcy Frear

Darcy Frear, PhD, Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology

Rujing Huang

Rujing Huang, PhD, Music

 

Yashraj Narang

Yashraj Narang, PhD, Engineering Sciences (Mechanical Engineering)

Sindhu Carmen Sivakumaren

Sindhu Carmen Sivakumaren, PhD, Biological and Biomedical Sciences

 

Ian T. Hill

Ian T. Hill, PhD, Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Kevin Tian

Kevin Tian, PhD, Applied Physics

 

 

Kristin Torres

Kristin Torres, AM, Regional Studies–Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

Da In (Ann) Choi

Da In (Ann) Choi, AM, Regional Studies–East Asia

Meet the 2019 Commencement Marshals