BLISS 2022

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Mira Becker

2022 BLISS Fellow | Psychology; MBB
Mentor: Elizabeth Phelps (PSYC)
The Influence of Hippocampal Suppression on Memory Consolidation
Mira Becker is a rising junior in Dunster House studying Psychology, with a secondary in MBB. She is working with Emma Laurent in the Phelps Lab studying how suppression of the hippocampus,... Read more about Mira Becker
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Antara Bhattacharya

2022 BLISS Fellow
Mentor: Jesse Snedeker (PSYC)
Language Acquisition
Antara is a rising sophomore in Pforzheimer House from Mumbai, India. She is interested in linguistics, computer science and astrophysics (among other... Read more about Antara Bhattacharya
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Adrienne Chan

2022 BLISS Fellow | Sociology; Theater, Dance & Media
Mentor: Michèle Lamont (SOCI & AAAS)
New Engines of Hope after the American Dream - Finding Recognition in the New Gilded Age
Adrienne is a rising sophomore in Pforzheimer House from Cleveland, Ohio. She intends to study both Sociology and Theater, Dance, and Media, hoping to... Read more about Adrienne Chan
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James Chen

2022 BLISS Fellow | Mathematics; Computer Science; Economics
Mentor: Daniel Carpenter (GOVT)
Wall Street and Washington: How Banks Influence Financial Regulation

James Chen is a rising sophomore in Eliot house at Harvard College from New York City. He plans to study mathematics and computer science with a secondary in economics.... Read more about James Chen

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Renneanna Dillen

2022 BLISS Fellow | Neuroscience; Global Health & Health Policy
Mentor: Ellen Langer (PSYC)
Attention to Variability with Epileptic Patients and Increasing Mindfulness
Renneanna is a rising senior in Dunster House concentrating in Neuroscience with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. On campus, Renneanna is a... Read more about Renneanna Dillen
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Anna Farronay

2022 BLISS Fellow | History; Romance Languages & Literature; EMR
Mentor: Katie Giles (Safra Center for Ethics)
Advancing Equity and Family Engagement in K-12 In-school Civic Learning
Anna is a junior concentrating in History and Romance Languages and Literature with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration and Rights. This summer, her research... Read more about Anna Farronay
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Jennifer Gao

2022 BLISS Fellow | Mathematics
Mentor: Kosuke Imai (GOVT & STAT)
Legislative Redistricting in America

Jennifer is a rising Junior in Lowell House studying Mathematics with academic interests in the quantitative social sciences and economics.... Read more about Jennifer Gao

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Mia Hazra

2022 BLISS Fellow | Comparative Literature; History
Mentor: Jill Lepore (HIST)
The Amendments: Rewriting the Constitution
Mia is a rising Junior in Cabot House studying Comparative Literature and History, with a secondary in Economics. She is very excited to be working with... Read more about Mia Hazra
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Stephanie Lin

2022 BLISS Fellow | Applied Mathematics
Mentor: Melissa Dell (ECON)
American Communities Computable Newspaper Database
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Amy Liu

2022 BLISS Fellow | Sociology
Mentor: Katie Giles (Safra Center for Ethics)
Advancing Equity and Family Engagement in K-12 In-school Civic Learning

Amy Liu is a rising sophomore in Mather House planning to concentrate in sociology. She is excited to work with the Democratic Knowledge Project on K-12...

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Amy Ojeaburu

2022 BLISS Fellow | Philosophy; Arabic
Mentor: Caroline Light (WGS)
The Gender and Race of Armed Self-Defense

Amy Ojeaburu is a rising sophomore in Kirkland House studying Philosophy with a language citation in Arabic. This summer, she is working with Dr. Caroline Light... Read more about Amy Ojeaburu

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Eric Olvera

2022 BLISS Fellow | Psychology
Mentor: John Weisz (PSYC)
Improving the Effectiveness of Youth Mental Health Care
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Jacob Ostfeld

2022 BLISS Fellow | Government; Comp. Lit.
Mentor: Grzegorz Ekiert (GOVT)

Jacob is a rising senior in Mather House concentrating in Government with a secondary in Comparative Literature. This summer he is conducting research...

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Samuel Padwa

2022 BLISS Fellow
Mentor: Michael McCormick (HIST)
Digitally Mapping the Creation and Movement of Ancient Wealth
Samuel Padwa is a rising sophomore in Quincy House, still undecided on concentration between mathematics, history, statistics, and philosophy. A native New... Read more about Samuel Padwa
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June Park

2022 BLISS Fellow | Government; Japanese
Mentor: Theda Skocpol (GOVT & SOCI)
US Party Organizations in a Polarizing Era: State Party Chairs, 1980-2022

June is a rising Junior in Pforzheimer studying Government and Japanese. She is originally from Havertown, Pennsylvania (her other Pfohome).... Read more about June Park