Our Team


David Duesing | Editor in Chief

Originally from San Antonio, Texas, David attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana for undergrad, where he majored in political science. After graduating from Tulane, David joined the Peace Corps, through which he served as a Youth Development Volunteer in Costa Rica for two years. Following his service, David taught high school English in Madrid, Spain on a Fulbright grant for one year. David maintains a strong interest in U.S. foreign policy and international development, and currently works at the Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership.

Contact David through david_duesing@hks18.harvard.edu.




Andhyta Firselly Utami | Managing Director

Andhyta’s interests lie in the nexus of sustainable environment and human well-being. She was previously a research analyst with World Resources Institute, focusing on forest monitoring, renewable energy, and climate change issues. Andhyta is also passionate about youth empowerment, gender, and civic engagement. In 2014, she chaired Indonesia Youth Parliament, a national movement to promote youth participation in politics and a platform to learn about public policy for young people in Indonesia. She is the co-founder and board member of Indonesian Future Leaders, a non-profit for community services and capacity building activities. Andhyta graduated with BA in International Relations and enjoys writing, reading, and spoken word poetry.

Contact Andhyta through andhyta_utami@hks18.harvard.edu.