Student Fellows

AAI student fellows are selected for their exceptional commitment to scholarly life and for their ability to build intellectual communities across departments, disciplines, and various schools at Harvard. 

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Kelley Babphavong '20

Kelley hails from Rhode Island is an A.B. Degree Candidate in Government at Harvard College She is a manager at Harvard Student Agencies and an active member of a variety of student organization, including the John Adams Society, the Network of Enlightened Women.


Joey Barisas ‘21

Joey is a member of the class of ’21, who lives in Leverett House and is pursuing an A.B. from Harvard College with a concentration in Social Studies and a secondary in Economics. He is a co-president of the Harvard College Anscombe Society and is an active member of the John Adams Society, Harvard Right to Life, and the Catholic Students Association.

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Paul Chin boston Trinity Academy ‘19

Paul Chin is a Senior at Boston Trinity Academy where he is the Academic Prefect, founder of the Honors Society, and a co-founder, in conjunction with AAI, of the Summer Seminar titled "Divided We Stand: Pursuing the Common Good in the Age of Trump." He is passionate about Astrophysics as he believes this field to be the perfect blend of hard core physics and philosophy, and has done extensive research on the earth's magnetosphere and auroras at the University of Alaska - Fairbanks and Boston University.


Frances Choi ‘21

Frances is a sophomore from Boston studying History of Science at Harvard University. She loves learning languages, especially Italian and Spanish. Frances is involved in Harvard College Opera, Harvard Right to Life, and does service work in her community.


Jack Clark ‘19

Jack Clark is a senior in Lowell House studying Classics and Government at Harvard. He is active with the Harvard chapter of the Thomistic Institute, and director of the WHRB Sports Department. His interests include basketball, gelato, and walking around Boston. 

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Lucas Cremers - Visiting Student Fellow

Lucas is a freshman at Columbia University in New York City. While in Cambridge for an internship with the Broad Insitute, he ran a summer reading group at the Abigail Adams Institute the summer of 2018. This group, titled Books Worth Reading, will be a recurring program at AAI. His passion for making knowledge applicable to everyday life and self reflection gives added energy to the AAI atmosphere when he is in town.

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Adam Estes - MIT  '20

Adam is a member of the class of 2020 at MIT, majoring in Electrical Engineering and minoring in Ancient and Medieval Studies. He is the President of the MIT Pro-Life Club and Education Chair of the MIT Catholic Community. I am also from Mattapoisett, MA. 


Meredith Jones '19

Meredith is in the Class of 2019 at Harvard College and studies Classical Languages & Literatures.  Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, she enjoys bringing a bit of the South to Harvard.  She was the President of the student organization, Harvard Right to Life, and is a member of the John Adams Society and Harvard College Children's Stories."

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naomi LaDine - Furman ‘20

Naomi, originally from Massachusetts, is a junior at Furman University in South Carolina. Majoring in political science, Naomi is primarily interested in political thought and its truth and relevancy in everyday experience. She is a Fellow with Furman’s Tocqueville Program and vice president of the Political Thought Club. Her favorite authors include Plato, Tocqueville, and C.S. Lewis.


Gabrielle Landry '22

Gabrielle is the Class of 2022 at Harvard College, where she plans to explore the Humanities. Originally from North Attleboro, MA, Gabrielle led the student newspaper, and Model United Nations club at her high school, Montrose School. This past summer, she assisted Erika Bachiochi J.D., Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law, with research for her forthcoming book, The First Affection: Restoring the Women's Movement's Lost Vision. Gabrielle is interested in how the ideals that founded America influence political action today.

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Will Long ‘19

Will Long is a senior at Harvard and a Joint Concentrator in Computer Science and Government with a focus on AI and political philosophy. He is particularly interested in efficient algorithm performance and is writing a thesis on the applications of social contract theory to multi-agent systems. He spent junior summer writing machine vision algorithms at Amazon Go and eight months last year at Palantir Technologies setting up their first deployments in US civil government and wrote the first geo-analytic capabilities at the Army and Air Force. After graduation, he will be pursuing entrepreneurship with his political data analytics startup, Numinar, in DC with a team of friends. 

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Michael Ochoa -Intern-

Michael Ochoa joined the Abigail Adams Institute in late October, 2018, and the city of Boston two months prior to that. He moved to Boston from Colorado where he was educated at the University of Colorado, Boulder in classical oboe performance with Peter Cooper. Moving forward, he intends to refine and expand his knowledge and ability to think. Music is a daily gift in his life as he makes effort to increase his involvement in the music scene of Boston.


Caden Petersmeyer '19

Caden is an A.B. Degree Candidate in Social Studies for the Harvard College class of 2019. Originating in Washington D.C., Caden is a member of both of Harvard’s undergraduate debating societies including The John Adams Society, and he is a founding member and the current Treasurer of the Harvard College Open Campus Initiative.

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Mathieu Ronayne - Boston College '22

Mathieu is a student at Boston College studying Philosophy in the Perspectives Program and Political Science. He is a writer for The Torch, Boston College's Catholic Newspaper, and is a member of the St. Thomas More Society. His interests include political theory and the American conservative intellectual tradition. 


Paweł Rybacki ‘21

Paweł is a student from Poland studying Economics at Harvard College. He is a staff writer for the Harvard Political Review and an active member of the John Adams Society and the Catholic Student Association. Having always approached politics and society from a philosophical perspective, he is particularly interested in the intersection of religion and economics. In his free time, he explores geopolitics, Renaissance art, and Italian language


Henry Stratakis-Allen - Visiting Student Fellow

Henry is a senior in high-school currently attending classes at Norwalk Community College. Over the past two summers he has pursued his interest in Middle Age history and philosophy. He has studied under the curator of the Byzantine art gallery at the MET, Dr. Helen C. Evans. He has also worked off-site on an Archaeological excavation on the Greek island of Chios.