Class of 2018
Keylatch Summer Program
Karely is a junior in Mather House, studying folklore and mythology. Though originally from Houston, TX, she holds a special place in her heart for Washington, DC, where her teachers in the School for Ethics and Global Leadership program encouraged and inspired her to apply to Harvard. Her academic work at the College has focused on identity and specifically how individuals come to create their identities and become them. A daughter of Mexican immigrants, Karely has witnessed firsthand how identity affects daily life and hopes to couple her lived experience with her academic work to shape programming and emotional/social support for the youth with whom she works.
During her time at Harvard, Karely has been heavily involved in the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter (HSHS), both as a supervisor and a volunteer director, and in the Student Labor Action Movement (SLAM), which advocates for and with workers on Harvard’s campus. She has served as a tutor and, later, director for the Keylatch Afterschool Program since her freshman fall. Karely was excited and honored to spend the past summer as a director for the Keylatch Summer Program and to work with youth and other passionate, hardworking college students.