David Johnson Aboge

Category HFAI
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Academic Details




Kisumu, Kenya


Harvard African Students Association (HASA), Harvard College Debating Union (HCDU), Institute of Politics program on Race & Ethnicity (IOP-PRE)


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


Hello everyone! My name is David Johnson Aboge and I am a sophomore in Adams House from Kisumu, a city by Lake Victoria in Kenya. I intend to concentrate in Applied Mathematics, with a secondary in Global Health & Health Policy, and 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 to Prof. Gary King at the Institute of Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) and as a Peer Advising Fellow to a group of amazing freshmen. 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 before my application to Harvard, 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!