The Editorial Board

About the Editorial Board

The Editorial Board — which operates independently of The Crimson’s newsroom — writes, solicits, and edits opinion content reflecting a range of perspectives and issues at Harvard. We accept op-ed and letter submissions from Harvard affiliates, publish biweekly columns, and produce our own staff editorials reflecting a majority vote of participating board members. More details can be found about each type of content below. 

Who We Are

Brooks B. Anderson ’25 | Government 
Markus I. Anzaldua-Campos ’24 | Neuroscience 
Ellie H. Ashby ’24 | Social Studies
Brian Baltazar Pimentel ’23 | English 
Leah R. Baron ’25 | Statistics 
Tommy Barone ’25 | Social Studies | Editorial Comp Director
Aden L. Barton ’24 | Economics | Associate Editorial Editor
Anne M. Brandes ’25 | Computer Science and Neuroscience
Cara J. Chang ’24 | History | President
Christina N. Chaperon ’25 | Sociology 
Merlin A. D’souza ’25 | Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology 
Ella J. Deans ’25 | Undeclared 
Emily N. Dial ’25 | Philosophy 
Gordon J. Ebanks ’24 | Social Studies | Associate Editorial Editor
Avery J. Fulmer ’25 | Economics 
Angie Gabeau ’25 | Sociology
Lucas T. Gazianis ’24 | Social Studies | Associate Editorial Editor
Christian A. Gines ’25 | History and Literature and African American Studies 
Steven Giraldo ’26 | Undeclared 
Matt J. Given ’25 | History and Literature 
Kyla N. Golding ’24 | History of Science and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality 
Tenzin R. Gund-Morrow ’26 | Undeclared 
Ishraq A. Haque ’25 | Chemistry 
Joseph W. Hernandez ’25 | Government 
Mie L. Holm ’25 | Social Studies 
Ruby J.J. Huang ’24 | History | Editorial Comp Director
Peter N. Jones ’25 | Government 
Noah B. Kassis ’25 | History 
Sameer M. Khan ’24 | History of Science and Anthropology 
Lauren A. Kirkpatrick ’26 | Undeclared
Harold H. Klapper ’25 | Economics and Philosophy 
Sidnee N. Klein ’25 | Sociology | Associate Editorial Editor
Sandhya Kumar ’26 | Undeclared 
Clyve Lawrence ’25 | Government
Samuel P. N. Libenson ’25 | Social Studies and Philosophy 
Kayla A. Mathieu ’25 | Human Evolutionary Biology 
McKenna E. McKrell ’26 | Undeclared 
Sam E. Meacham ’25 | Social Studies 
Mac M. Mertens ’26 | Undeclared
Jacob M. Miller ’25 | Mathematics | Associate Editorial Editor
Eusung R. Moon ’26 | Undeclared 
Matthew E. Nekritz ’25 | Social Studies 
Joshua Ochieng ’24 | Economics | Associate Editorial Editor
Treasure N. Oji ’25 | Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology 
Max A. Palys ’26 | Undeclared 
Maia Patel Masini ’25 | Social Studies 
Hea Pushpraj ’25 | History | Associate Editorial Editor
Afiya Rahman ’24 | Social Studies
Anant P. Rajan ’24 | Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Vander O. B. Ritchie ’26 | Undeclared 
Ebony M. Smith ’24 | Government and African American Studies 
Shanivi Srikonda ’24 | Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology | Associate Editorial Editor
Ian D. Svetkey ’25 | Integrative Biology | Associate Editorial Editor
Ivan Toth-Rohonyi ’25 | Sociology and Computer Science 
Libby E. Tseng ’24 | Integrative Biology 
Alvira Tyagi ’25 | Neuroscience and Government 
Labiba Uddin ’25 | Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology | Associate Editorial Editor
Eleanor P. Wiesler ’25 | Applied Mathematics 
Eleanor V. Wikstrom ’24 | Social Studies | Editorial Chair
Kelisha M. Williams ’25 | Psychology 
Prince A. Williams ’25 | History 
Minjue Wu ’22-’23 | History of Science and Molecular and Cellular Biology 
Christina M. Xiao ’24 | Computer Science and Government | Editorial Chair
Manuel A. Yepes ’24 | Social Studies 
Ivor K. Zimmerman ’23 | Classics 

If you would like to join our team or have questions about our processes or membership, do not hesitate to email our leadership at No previous experience with journalism is necessary!

Staff Editorials

Staff editorials represent the majority view of the Editorial Board. Three times per week, the board meets to discuss the biggest campus issues of the moment and vote on a shared stance to be published under “The Crimson Editorial Board” byline. While we strive to find a meaningful consensus — that is inclusive of our varied perspectives and concerns — we often disagree. Occasionally, when the board is divided about the opinion expressed in a staff editorial, dissenting board members have the opportunity to write a dissent.


Op-eds are individual opinion pieces authored by Harvard affiliates. They do not reflect the views of The Crimson's Editorial Board. The best op-eds contain strong and well-supported argumentative stances, unique angles on timely issues, and clear relevance to the Harvard community. 

We welcome op-ed submissions from the entire Harvard community. Op-eds should be submitted via email to and should run between 650 and 850 words. Except in highly unusual cases, we require that op-eds be signed by one to three named individuals. We will not accept articles that have been authored under a pseudonym or by an organization as a whole; even for pieces with named individual authors, we will not accept articles that do not advance an argument beyond the mission statement of a given organization. We also will not accept op-eds that are explicitly written in response to previously published content; please see “Letters to the Editor” for pieces in response to our content. 


The Crimson has several editorial columnists, who write bi-weekly columns. Though some columnists are also Crimson editors, most are not. In selecting columnists each semester, the Editorial Board attempts to select a broad range of themes and opinions. Columnists are asked to focus on a particular issue or theme. Common topics include Harvard undergraduate life, national politics, and personal identity. Harvard students interested in writing a column for The Crimson are encouraged to contact before the start of a semester.

Letters to the Editor

The Editorial Board values responses to our published opinions and other Crimson content. Letters to the Editor must respond directly and explicitly to either an opinion piece recently published on the Editorial page, or else to the Crimson’s manner of coverage within any section of the newspaper. Letters that respond to the subject matter of a non-opinion Crimson article, rather than the Crimson’s coverage of that matter, will not be accepted. 

Letters to the Editor should be submitted to and should run between 350 and 550 words. We require Letters to the Editor to be signed by one to three named individuals, with the opportunity for a list of additional signers to appear hyperlinked in the piece. We do not accept Letters to the Editor from organizations or anonymous writers. 


The Harvard Crimson is committed to accuracy in its reporting. Should an editorial piece make a factual error or misrepresent the view of an individual or organization, please contact, and we will publish a correction when circumstances warrant one.