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 2018 Commencement Marshals are: 

  • Nicholas Hoernle, Computational Science and Engineering, MEng
  • Kyooeun Jang, Regional Studies–East Asia, AM
  • Chan Peter Kim, Government
  • Tuo Liu, Romance Languages and Literatures (French)
  • Allyson Morton, Biological Sciences in Public Health
  • Wendy Suzanne Salkin, Philosophy
  • Anjali Tripathi, Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Aylin Brigitte Yildirim Tschoepe, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Nicholas Hoernle

Nicholas Hoernle, Computational Science and Engineering, MEng

Chan Peter Kim

Chan Peter Kim, Government

Tuo Liu

Tuo Liu, Romance Languages and Literatures (French)

 

Allyson Morton

Allyson Morton, Biological Sciences in Public Health

 

Wendy Salkin

Wendy Suzanne Salkin, Philosophy

Anjali Tripathi

Anjali Tripathi, Astronomy and Astrophysics

Aylin Brigitte Yildirim Tschoepe

Aylin Brigitte Yildirim Tschoepe, Anthropology and Middle Eastern Studies

 

Meet the 2018 Commencement Marshals