Big Public Service Ideas Speakers

Notable alumni from different public interest fields share their vision for public service and its role in society through a series of short talks. The selected speakers are always a highlight of the conference. They provide powerful speeches that remind the students and alumni in the audience about the importance of pursuing your passion and serving others in the interest of the public good. Below you can find alumni biographies for those who will be a part of the 2016 Public Interested: Big Public Service Ideas Series

Big Public Service Ideas Moderator

Michael Brown AB'83, JD'88
CEO & Co-Founder of City Year


Michael Brown is co-founder and CEO of City Year, an education-focused, nonprofit organization. He co-founded City Year with his Harvard Law School roommate, who felt that young people in service could be a resource for addressing America's pressing issues. Before co-founding City Year, he served as a legislative assistant to then Congressman Leon Panetta and as a clerk for then Federal Judge Stephen Breyer. He graduated from Harvard College with an AB in 1983 and from Harvard Law School with a JD in 1988 from Harvard Law School.

Big Public Service Ideas Speakers

Rose Wang AB'13
CEO & Co-Founder of Six Foods

Chris Lewis AB'01-02
Vice President for Government Affairs of Public Knowledge, Alexandria VA City School Board Member

Ariel Zwang AB'85, MBA'90
CEO of Safe Horizon

Tara Raghuveer AB'14
Deputy Director at National Partnership for New Americans

Nok Nora Duany Bassey MPA'16
Founder and Chief School Administrator, The American School of Sudan

Sarah Rosenkrantz and Sam Greenberg AB'14
Co-Directors of the Y2Y Homeless Shelter