Harvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2012-2013 academic year will be Cherone Duggan ’14 and Kathryn Reed ’13—selected from among more than two dozen applicants. The fellows join the editorial staff and contribute to the magazine during the year, writing the “Undergraduate” column and reporting for print publication and harvardmagazine.com, among other responsibilities.
Duggan, of Carbury, County Kildare, Ireland (a small farming community about 30 miles west of Dublin), and Winthrop House, first came to Harvard as a summer-school student. For college, she was attracted to the opportunities for liberal-arts education, as opposed to the professional tracks that are prevalent on the other side of the Atlantic. At Harvard, she has served as a peer educator for the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, has volunteered with a Boston writing program for young adults and senior citizens, and has worked in Lamont Library. She was recently awarded a Mellon Mays Fellowship. A social-studies concentrator, Duggan was in Cambridge this past summer as a campus proctor for summer-school students.
Reed, of Windsor, Massachusetts (a small community in the Berkshires), and Adams House, is chair of The Crimson’s weekly magazine, Fifteen Minutes, and has done distinguished work as both a writer and a photographer. She is also a dorm crew House captain. She has spent the past two summers in Tanzania on a Support for International Change program, living in a rural village and serving as an HIV/AIDS educator—in circumstances that are “the exact opposite of the Berkshires.” Reed is concentrating in sociology with a secondary field in philosophy; she also expects to earn a language citation in Swahili.
The fellowships are supported by Jonathan J. Ledecky ’79, M.B.A. ’83, and named in honor of his mother. For updates on past Ledecky Fellows and links to their work, see http://harvardmagazine.com/donate/ledecky-fellowships.