About Us

We develop the curriculum and spearhead the conferences, both domestic and international. While we're technically known as "teachers," we often spend our time learning from our students, as well as each other. 

JONATHAN IYANDEMYE Jonathan Iyandemye is a junior in Kirkland House. Born and raised in Rwanda, Jonathan grew up with a desire to make a change, and, as he puts it, "to make the world less cruel." He helped found and build a charity organization called SEVEN United for the Needy, which aims at transforming communities through the efforts of enthusiastic young people. Jonathan is a product of the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program, which identifies Rwandan students who aspire to make a change and helps them compete for international scholarships. Jonathan is looking forward to helping build a generation of servant leaders through YLC. In his free time, he enjoys long walks while listening to gospel music. 

JONATHAN IYANDEMYE

Jonathan Iyandemye is a junior in Kirkland House. Born and raised in Rwanda, Jonathan grew up with a desire to make a change, and, as he puts it, "to make the world less cruel." He helped found and build a charity organization called SEVEN United for the Needy, which aims at transforming communities through the efforts of enthusiastic young people. Jonathan is a product of the Bridge2Rwanda Scholars Program, which identifies Rwandan students who aspire to make a change and helps them compete for international scholarships. Jonathan is looking forward to helping build a generation of servant leaders through YLC. In his free time, he enjoys long walks while listening to gospel music. 

GILLIAN HESS Gillian Hess is a junior in Dunster House studying Economics and German. Originally from Long Island, New York, she has always had a passion for serving others through leadership roles both inside and outside of school. Aside from YLC, Gillian is a proud member of the Harvard Financial Analyst Club, the Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association, the Harvard College Opera Society, and Cambridge Alpha Phi. In her free time, Gillian loves learning new languages and traveling, which she hopes will become a bigger part of her life in the future.

GILLIAN HESS

Gillian Hess is a junior in Dunster House studying Economics and German. Originally from Long Island, New York, she has always had a passion for serving others through leadership roles both inside and outside of school. Aside from YLC, Gillian is a proud member of the Harvard Financial Analyst Club, the Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association, the Harvard College Opera Society, and Cambridge Alpha Phi. In her free time, Gillian loves learning new languages and traveling, which she hopes will become a bigger part of her life in the future.

Jenny Liu Jenny Liu is a freshman from North Carolina, and currently lives at Holworthy Hall on campus. In her last year of middle school, Jenny co-founded an environmental education nonprofit to educate youth on the importance of environmental protection. Every year since then, the organization has hosted a summer camp to allow kids to have fun with environmental studies. Through this experience, Jenny became interested in the development of future leaders through education programs for youth, and hopes to contribute to this endeavor through involvement with Youth Lead the Change. Outside of LIHC, Jenny is also involved with organizations such as the International Relations Council, the Social Innovation Collaborative, HackHarvard, Consulting on Business and the Environment, the Developmental ThinkTank, and volunteers with the homeless shelter and prison tutoring program through PBHA. Academically, Jenny hopes to utilize her diverse interests to explore interdisciplinary fields. Jenny looks forward to exploring leadership with YLCer! 

Jenny Liu

Jenny Liu is a freshman from North Carolina, and currently lives at Holworthy Hall on campus. In her last year of middle school, Jenny co-founded an environmental education nonprofit to educate youth on the importance of environmental protection. Every year since then, the organization has hosted a summer camp to allow kids to have fun with environmental studies. Through this experience, Jenny became interested in the development of future leaders through education programs for youth, and hopes to contribute to this endeavor through involvement with Youth Lead the Change. Outside of LIHC, Jenny is also involved with organizations such as the International Relations Council, the Social Innovation Collaborative, HackHarvard, Consulting on Business and the Environment, the Developmental ThinkTank, and volunteers with the homeless shelter and prison tutoring program through PBHA. Academically, Jenny hopes to utilize her diverse interests to explore interdisciplinary fields. Jenny looks forward to exploring leadership with YLCer

MEGAN GAO  Megan Gao is a junior in Winthrop House from Calgary, Canada. She led various teams and initiatives in high school but never really understood how to do it. Thankfully, those teams and clubs (semi-)worked out, but she is a firm believer that everything can be taught and learned. She hopes to bring this to other students around the world and is really grateful or the opportunity to travel and learn from the students. She enjoys fitness, the outdoors, and watching Gordon Ramsay videos on YouTube.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

MEGAN GAO 

Megan Gao is a junior in Winthrop House from Calgary, Canada. She led various teams and initiatives in high school but never really understood how to do it. Thankfully, those teams and clubs (semi-)worked out, but she is a firm believer that everything can be taught and learned. She hopes to bring this to other students around the world and is really grateful or the opportunity to travel and learn from the students. She enjoys fitness, the outdoors, and watching Gordon Ramsay videos on YouTube.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Kais Khimji Kais is a senior living in Adams house, concentrating in Social Studies and focusing on Islamic modernism and Western thought. His family is originally from East Africa, but immigrated to Canada in the 1970's; he was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kais is interested in technology, philosophy and international development. In his spare time he enjoys playing pickup basketball, doing pottery, watching French films, and cheering on the Vancouver Canucks.                                                                                                                                        

Kais Khimji

Kais is a senior living in Adams house, concentrating in Social Studies and focusing on Islamic modernism and Western thought. His family is originally from East Africa, but immigrated to Canada in the 1970's; he was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kais is interested in technology, philosophy and international development. In his spare time he enjoys playing pickup basketball, doing pottery, watching French films, and cheering on the Vancouver Canucks.                                                                                                                                        

Chris willis Chris is a junior in Cabot House studying Applied Mathematics. Growing up in Atlanta, he participated in many leadership development clubs and activities where he planned Leadership Summits. Chris enjoys playing tennis on the club team at Harvard and is a brother in the Sigma Chi fraternity. He recently took a year off from Harvard to work at a tech startup in San Francisco and travel around South America, but he is excited to be returning to Harvard and YLC! 

Chris willis

Chris is a junior in Cabot House studying Applied Mathematics. Growing up in Atlanta, he participated in many leadership development clubs and activities where he planned Leadership Summits. Chris enjoys playing tennis on the club team at Harvard and is a brother in the Sigma Chi fraternity. He recently took a year off from Harvard to work at a tech startup in San Francisco and travel around South America, but he is excited to be returning to Harvard and YLC! 

VAROUN GULATI Varoun Gulati is a sophomore in Mather House from Newton, Massachusetts. Academically, he is primarily interested in Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics. Varoun is passionate about social change, and he created project Fostering Hope to raise funds and awareness for children in foster care around the Massachusetts area. He has been involved in the YLC Boston summer program for four years and hopes to continue to help the youth become empowered leaders in their communities. In his free time, Varoun enjoys squash, baseball, golf, and lots of house music.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

VAROUN GULATI

Varoun Gulati is a sophomore in Mather House from Newton, Massachusetts. Academically, he is primarily interested in Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics. Varoun is passionate about social change, and he created project Fostering Hope to raise funds and awareness for children in foster care around the Massachusetts area. He has been involved in the YLC Boston summer program for four years and hopes to continue to help the youth become empowered leaders in their communities. In his free time, Varoun enjoys squash, baseball, golf, and lots of house music.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Dennis Kim Dennis is a sophomore in Quincy house studying Applied Mathematics. Outside of YLC, Dennis devotes a large amount of time to entrepreneurial endeavors. He is also involved with the Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum (HCEF) and the Charles River Growth Fund (CRGF) on campus. Off campus, Dennis works at an early stage VC firm called Glasswing Ventures and at a nuclear energy start-up called Elysiam Industries as one of its Investor Relations Associates. In his free time, Dennis enjoys meditating, kickboxing, and powerlifting.

Dennis Kim

Dennis is a sophomore in Quincy house studying Applied Mathematics. Outside of YLC, Dennis devotes a large amount of time to entrepreneurial endeavors. He is also involved with the Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum (HCEF) and the Charles River Growth Fund (CRGF) on campus. Off campus, Dennis works at an early stage VC firm called Glasswing Ventures and at a nuclear energy start-up called Elysiam Industries as one of its Investor Relations Associates. In his free time, Dennis enjoys meditating, kickboxing, and powerlifting.

DARIO ZARRABIAN Dario Zarrabian is a sophomore in Mather House from Newton, Massachusetts. In high school, he gained a lot of leadership skills through being the Vice President of his school and the Varsity Football captain. However, his greatest development came from experiences in a leadership program where he began to understand his leadership style and his ability to impact others. He wants to take all his knowledge and help other students avoid the failures he experienced while also helping them achieve great success with their peers and in their communities. Dario loves traveling, playing sports, and card tricks.

DARIO ZARRABIAN

Dario Zarrabian is a sophomore in Mather House from Newton, Massachusetts. In high school, he gained a lot of leadership skills through being the Vice President of his school and the Varsity Football captain. However, his greatest development came from experiences in a leadership program where he began to understand his leadership style and his ability to impact others. He wants to take all his knowledge and help other students avoid the failures he experienced while also helping them achieve great success with their peers and in their communities. Dario loves traveling, playing sports, and card tricks.