Executive Board


Aren Rendell

President

Aren Rendell, a proud native of Omaha, Nebraska, is a senior concentrating in Economics. In high school, Aren was an HMC delegate twice, and he has loved his HMC experiences during his time at Harvard. HMCE 2019 will mark his fourth and final HMCE, and he is thrilled to have the opportunity to return as its President. Outside of HMC, Aren spends much of his time sharing random information about Nebraska and discussing politics. His political experience ranges from working in the finance department of a state party during the 2016 US presidential election to interning for former Congressman Brad Ashford in Washington, D.C. Outside of the political realm, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and eating.



Harrison Satcher

Vice President

Harrison is a senior at Harvard studying Economics and Psychology. He has been involved with civic engagement and education programs since he was a freshman in high school, and he considers his service to HMC Europe one of his greatest pleasures in college.



Raymond Wang

Director of Business & Financial Aid

Raymond is a junior at Harvard concentrating in Computer Science and Economics. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, he comes from over five years of Model Government background, including HMC’s Hong Kong and Madrid conferences. His top priority at HMC Europe is to create a conference that is accessible to diverse students of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Outside of school, Raymond can often be found tinkering with electronics, flying as a private pilot, and learning new musical instruments.



Jessie Rodriguez

Director of Communications

Jessie Rodriguez is a junior at Harvard concentrating in Government with a secondary in Psychology. She is originally from Miami, Florida and is Cuban-American. She began her HMC career in the District Court committee at HMC Boston 2018 and staffed House Intelligence at HMCE 2018. Outside of HMC, Jessie is an advisor to first-year students at Harvard, on the Board of the Cuban-American Undergraduate Student Association, and actively involved at Harvard’s Institute of Politics. Her government experience ranges from interning at the US House of Representatives to working on Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. She is so excited to help run HMCE 2019 as Director of Communications!



Amy Danoff

Director of Domestic Programs

Amy, originally from the great city of Philadelphia, is a junior at Harvard studying Applied Math and Computer Science. She joined HMCE in 2017, staffing Senate Judiciary, and served as Director of Communications for the 2018 conference. HMCE 2019 will be her 10th HMC conference, including two conferences as a delegate in high school! Amy is passionate about education and mentorship; outside of HMC, she leads orientation trips for incoming first-years and teaches Computer Science as a course assistant at Harvard. She spends the remainder of her time at Harvard giving tours, working on a literary magazine, and trying every ice cream shop she can find in Boston!



Anna Henricks

Director of International Programs

Anna, from Lakeland, Florida, is a junior at Harvard concentrating in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology (ask her what that means!). Outside of HMC, Anna is a member of the Harvard Modern Dance Company and a student mentor at the Harvard Ed Portal, a Harvard-run community center in Boston.



Francisco Cernada

Director of Operations & Outreach

Francisco is a junior living in Harvard’s Winthrop House and concentrating in Social Studies with a focus on race, immigration, and economics. He grew up in Houston, Texas, and his family is from Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. He has spent his time at Harvard mentoring and tutoring teenage students in Boston, staffing HMCs, and acting with TEATRO. He is interested in education policy, immigration reform, international relations, and Netflix Originals. He loves to run, play soccer, and dance. This year, he is looking forward to serving in the role of Director of Operations & Outreach for HMCE and finding ways to streamline planning and execution of the conference.



Wesley De Silvestro

Director of Technology

Wesley is a sophomore at Harvard studying Government. Originally from Lakeland, Florida, he never ceases to be amazed by the presence of seasons and snow in Cambridge. He has participated in model government programs for over six years and feels at home in the HMC community. HMCE 2019 will be his sixth HMC conference, and he looks forward to finding ways to transform the conference and innovate through the use of technology. When he is not staffing an HMC conference, you can find him in Harvard’s Institute of Politics or biking around Boston.



Madison Pagel

Director of Educational Initiatives

Maddie is a junior at Harvard studying Government. She is thrilled to be a part of HMCE 2019 after staffing the 2017 conference and serving as the Director of Operations and Technology in 2018. Maddie is excited to help make the conference more accessible to students of diverse backgrounds and help students feel a sense of civic engagement and empowerment. In her spare time, Maddie loves working with children and going for runs along the river near Harvard’s campus.



Danielle Roybal

Chief of Staff

Danielle, a senior from Southern California, studies Government and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard. HMCE 2019 will be her seventh and final HMC conference. Outside of HMC, Danielle sings in an a cappella group, works as a research assistant, and volunteers through Best Buddies. She has experience working at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Office of Global Women's Issues at the US Department of State. In her spare time, she enjoys dog-watching at parks, watching horror movies, and reading journals on foreign affairs.