Claudine Gay. Professor at Harvard University. Political Scientist, Professor and Mentor. PhD in Government from Harvard University and B.A. in Economics from Stanford University. Edgerley Family Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, Massachusetts. Former FAS Dean of Social Science 2015. Wilbur A. Cowett Professor of Government and of African and African American Studies and Founding Chair of Harvard’s Inequality in America Initiative. Former Government Department’s Director of Graduate Studies 2010-2015. Former member of the FAS Committee on General Education. Served on the steering committee of Harvard’s Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the executive committee of Harvard’s Center for American Political Studies. Former Assistant Professor at Stanford Department of Political Science 2000- 2005 and tenured Associate Professor. Sat on the boards of both the American Academy of Political and Social Science and Phillips Exeter Academy, while serving as treasurer of the Midwest Political Science Association. Member of the editorial boards of both the American Political Science Review and the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.