Career Chats with Alumni

The Undergraduate Program is arranging several small-group chats on Zoom with alumni in fields such as politics, education, and business. Each group will be limited to 6 concentrators, and it will give students an opportunity to hear about each alum's career paths and the diverse areas that you can enter with a Gov degree.

Interested students can sign up here (first-come, first-served). Please do not sign up if you can't make it or will have to cancel at the last minute. Those who sign up will receive the Zoom link and more information by email. 
 
Recent Career Chats:
 

Chat with Bella Wang '12 on Tues, 6/23 at 12:30pm EDT
Field: Tech Science/Data Science

Bella Wang is a Data Technologist at a startup called STAC Labs, which provides political data, tech, and software services to Democratic state party organizations. Before that, she worked as a data scientist in the startup and edtech worlds after obtaining her PhD in Politics at Princeton, with a dissertation on territorial disputes in Asia. She also volunteers for her local League of Women Voters chapter.

Chat with Yoan N'Komba '14 on Wed, 6/24 at 1pm EDT
Field: Finance

Yoan Dipita N'Komba is a Vice President at Warburg Pincus, a private equity firm with approximately $60 billion in assets under management, where he focuses on energy and industrial companies. Yoan serves on the Board of Directors of Velvet Energy and Monolith Materials and is an Observer of Zenith Energy and Citizen Energy. Yoan joined Warburg Pincus as an Associate in 2016 and was directly promoted to Vice President in 2019. Prior to Warburg, Yoan worked as an Investment Banker in Credit Suisse's Financial Sponsors (Leveraged Finance) group. Yoan graduated cum laude from Harvard College in 2014, with a joint concentration in Philosophy and Government, and a secondary field in Economics. He was a member of the Men's Lightweight Crew team.


Chat with Max Selver '11 on Wed, 6/24 at 8pm EDT
Field: Civil Rights Law

Max Selver is an Associate at the civil rights law firm Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady, where he works on police misconduct, housing discrimination, First Amendment, and other public interest litigation.  Prior to joining Emery Celli, Max was an attorney at Youth Represent, a non-profit providing direct legal services to young people facing the collateral consequences of criminal justice system involvement.  He was also a law clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.  

Max is a 2016 graduate of the New York University School of Law and a 2011 graduate of Harvard College.  At Harvard, Max was a Director of the Mission Hill After School Program.  After college, Max worked for a non-profit in Oakland, California with youth transitioning out of foster care and was a New York City Urban Fellow.  

 

Previous Career Chats: 

Will Eger '12: Careers in Education (Tues, 6/2/2020)
Krystal Ortiz '14: Careers in Political Consulting and Campaigning (Wed., 6/3/2020)
Sally Marsh '18: Careers in Government Service (Wed., 6/3/2020)