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The magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2015-2016 academic year will be Jenny Gathright ’16 and Bailey Trela ’16. 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.
Gathright, of Bethesda, Maryland, and Lowell House, is concentrating in economics and also pursuing East Asian studies and Mandarin. An active member of Kuumba Singers and a peer advising fellow, she is also a former columnist for The Harvard Crimson and during spring semester helped to found Renegade, an online magazine for Harvard students of color (renegade-mag.com). Following prior summer experiences in Shanghai and on an organic farm in Hawaii, Gathright worked in Washington, D.C., this past summer—at the suitably named 1776, a venture seed fund and incubator of start-up enterprises.
Trela, of New Harmony, Indiana, and Currier House, is pursuing a concentration in English. He is board co-chair of Fifteen Minutes, the Crimson’s magazine, and a features-board member of The Harvard Advocate. During the summer of 2014, he interned at Dumbarton Oaks; this past summer, he was assistant technical director of the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club.
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 harvardmagazine.com/donate/special-gifts/ledecky.