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Undergraduate Scribes

September-October 2003

Harvard Magazine's Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows—and "Undergraduate" columnists—for this academic year are third-year student Lee Hudson Teslik and sophomore Rebecca Davis O'Brien. Teslik, of Washington, D.C., and Currier House, has just completed a self-designed year abroad, during which he studied French to prepare for work in his history and literature concentration; volunteered as a teacher with the Balkan Sunflowers group in Pristina, Kosovo; and interned at Time magazine's Paris bureau and at the International Herald Tribune. In keeping with the new emphasis on study abroad and international learning for undergraduates, the magazine's editors had the unique experience of conducting their fellowship interviews with Teslik by e-mail, mail, and telephone. O'Brien, who joins Kirkland House, does double duty for the Crimson: reporting on the Faculty of Arts and Sciences beat and contributing editorial illustrations. During the summer, she freelanced for the New York Times, her hometown newspaper. Like Teslik, she plans to concentrate in history and literature. Teslik arranged to have himself photographed in the courtyard of the Palais Royal; O'Brien, closer to home, met the magazine's photographer at Matthews Hall in Harvard Yard.

Lee Hudson Teslik Rebecca Davis O'Brien
Courtesy of Lee Hudson Teslik Photograph by Stu Rosner