Class of 2020 (Currier House)
Hello, my name is Amanda Flores and I am Senior in Currier House studying Government with a Secondary in Educational Studies and a Language Citation in Spanish. I’m so excited to be a Peer Concentration Counselor and share all the great things that the Gov Department has to offer!
Within Government, I’m most interested in American Government and International Relations. Some of my favorite classes in these areas were American Constitutional Law, American Foreign Policy, and The Central Challenges of American National Security, Strategy, and the Press (taught at the Kennedy School). Last semester, I studied abroad in Bilbao, Spain with the School for International Training in a program called Law, Policy, and Regional Autonomy in Europe! I think one of the best things about the Government Department is how flexible they are with study abroad. This was definitely one of the most worthwhile parts of my college experience, and may not have been possible through another concentration. I’ve also had the opportunity to intern at the Arizona Supreme Court, the US Embassy in Rome, and in the Senate.
Aside from studying Government, I am captain of the Harvard Cheerleading team, serve as a Peer Advising Fellow (PAF), represent Currier House on the Undergraduate Council, and am involved in Model Congress, the Latina Empowerment and Development Conference (LEAD), and Ivy Council.
Although I was always pretty set on studying Government, my work as a PAF has helped me advise students with all kinds of academic and professional interests. Please reach out if you have any questions about studying Government, whether you’re just looking at classes or are thinking you would like to concentrate! There are so many great resources, professors, and fellow students within this department that I would love to connect you with! I am also happy to talk about extracurriculars, summer plans, and my experiences interning in different parts of the Government. The best thing about a Government concentration is the wide ranging classes and the flexibility to explore your interests, whatever they may be!
I look forward to meeting you!