2019 Executive Board


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Theodora Skeadas

Co-President, City Ambassador Coordinator | Boston, MA

Theodora Skeadas consults at Booz Allen Hamilton, where she works on issues of cyber security, counter-terrorism, and business strategy and innovation. Previously, she worked in Turkey, Morocco, and the West Bank. She received her M.P.P. from Harvard Kennedy School and her B.A. from Harvard College in philosophy and government.


Andrea Blinkhorn

Co-President | Cincinnati, OH

Andrea is passionate about innovation and pursuing ideas that disrupt traditional ways of doing business to catalyze innovation and economic growth. She is currently based in Cincinnati, OH where she works as a project manager at REDI Cincinnati, a regional economic development organization. She previously worked as a strategy & analytics senior consultant in Deloitte’s public sector practice. Andrea started her career working at an international education non-profit in China, and later in refugee resettlement in upstate New York.
 

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Kathryn Roos

VP Strategy & Programs | Washington, D.C.

Kathryn, a trained classical architect, is passionate about cities and improving communities across America by fostering partnerships at the intersection of government and the built environment. She is currently based in Washington, D.C. where she works on public private partnerships for the DC government’s Department of Transportation. Kathryn received her Master of Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and her Bachelor in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. She is a native of Indiana and enjoys painting water colors and hosting dinner parties in her free time.


Gayatri Sarkar

Development Chair | Boston, MA

Gayatri is a startup enthusiast withe a passion for emerging technologies that are focused on changing the world for the greater good. She is an advocate of digital ledger technology around climate control, an angel investor with experience in the venture capital industry, a researcher of new technologies and an adviser to startups founders. She previously worked for the Federal Reserve Bank, Hewlett Packard and IBM. She studied Behavioral Finance in HKSEE in 2016.

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Sana Rafiq

Secretary | Washington, D.C.

Sana Rafiq is a behavioral economics expert and consultant with the Boston Consulting Group. Previously, she worked with the World Bank, IMF, and Analysis Group. She received her MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School and her B.A. from Carleton College. Sana enjoys playing squash and reading poetry in her free time.


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Alexandra Schmitt

Communications | Washington, DC

Alex graduated with a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School in May 2019. She works at the Center for American Progress as a policy analyst for human rights. At HKS, she co-founded a student organization, Women in Defense, Diplomacy, and Development, that created opportunities for students to explore these fields and learn from visiting experts. She also chaired the 2019 Women in Power Conference and is committed to highlighting the role of women in public policy at HKS and beyond.


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Claire Boine

City Ambassador Coordinator | Boston, MA

Claire is a Research Scholar at Boston University where she focuses on gun subcultures. Her research explores common values between gun owners and non gun owners to create a common agenda around gun injury prevention. With a Master in Public Policy from Harvard, a law degree and a graduate diploma in conflict analysis, she adopts pluri-disciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. In the past, she worked on human rights, asylum law, gender issues and education.


Constitution & Bylaws

HKS Women's Network Constitution and Bylaws, Approved 2017