Category HFAI
David, HFAI Coordinator

Academic Details




Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative (HUFPI), Harvard College Debating Union (HCDU), Harvard African Students’ Association (HASA), Institute of Politics program on Politics of Race and Ethnicity (IOP-PRE)


Applied Math, with a secondary in Global Health & Health Policy, and a citation in Arabic


Habari zenu (Hello everyone)! My name is David and I am a junior in Adams House from Kenya. I concentrate in applied mathematics (government honors track), with a secondary in global health & health policy, and I’m on track to earn a language citation in Arabic. Outside class, I am an associate at the Harvard Undergraduate Foreign Policy Initiative (HUFPI), a debater with the Harvard College Debating Union (HCDU), a member of the Harvard African Students’ Association (HASA), and a member of the Institute of Politics program on Politics of Race and Ethnicity (IOP-PRE). Besides being a Harvard Financial Aid Initiative (HFAI) coordinator, I also work as a research assistant at the Department of Government and as a Peer Advising Fellow to a group of amazing first-years. I love exploring different cuisines, with a particular liking for East African, South Asian, and Middle Eastern food. These are foods prepared by the countless people in these regions who use the word ya’ni as a filler word in their languages, e.g. Swahili in my case. I also like traveling to different states and countries. As a first-generation low-income student and as a beneficiary of HFAI , I am very excited to respond to your inquiries ranging from the affordability of Harvard College to the application process to life at this fantastic college. Please reach out!