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Harvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2013-2014 academic year will be Noah Pisner ’14 and Jessica C. Salley ’14—selected from among nearly two dozen applicants. The fellows join the editorial staff and contribute to the magazine during the year, writing the “Undergraduate” column and reporting for both the print publication and harvardmagazine.com, among other responsibilities.
Pisner, of Fairfax, Virginia, and Winthrop House, transferred to the College following a year at the University of Southern California, where he studied cinema and television production. In Cambridge, he is concentrating in social studies, with a focus in international law and development, and pursuing a secondary field in English. He serves as a features writer for The Harvard Advocate and as an executive editor of The Harvard Crimson’s magazine Fifteen Minutes. He spent the summer working as an editorial intern at McSweeny’s in San Francisco and doing thesis research in southern India.
Salley, of Covington, Louisiana, and Dunster House, is concentrating in Near Eastern languages and civilizations and history, and expects to earn a language citation in Turkish. Outside the classroom, she is the multimedia chair of the Crimson and writes for Fifteen Minutes. During the summer, she conducted archival research for her senior thesis in Turkey before traveling to Armenia and Georgia to work on an archaeological field project.
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.