About Us

The Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association (HCURA) was founded in 2007 with the mission of building an interdisciplinary research community among undergraduate students, and promoting undergraduate research. 

Our goal to increase the scope and visibility of Harvard undergraduate research is the focus of our many on-campus initiatives, including the Peer Advising Program, where upperclassmen introduce freshmen to undergraduate research at Harvard (160+ advisers and advisees); the Visitas Undergraduate Research Symposium, which showcases Harvard undergraduate research to prefrosh (150 attendees); and new projects such as The Labs Database, a resource for undergraduates looking for research opportunities that catalogues over 100 Harvard labs, and Brevia, a publication for short research articles that presents a nontechnical treatment of cutting-edge research. 

Every January, we host the National Collegiate Research Conference (NCRC) at Harvard as a continuation of our vision to provide the best platform for undergraduates from across the nation to share their research. NCRC features distinguished speakers, panelists, and student presenters. Student participants have the opportunity to present their research through poster and plenary sessions.

Our goal is to enrich the research experience of undergraduates by providing an opportunity to connect these motivated researchers with one another. 

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Our People

Sophia Tang, Co-President


Alyssa Klee, Vice President

Jonathan Garzon, Co-President

Alisha Yi, Chief of Operations

Maria Kaltchenko, Co-Director of Programming

Carolyn Beaumont, Co-Director of Programming

Brian Wee, Co-Director of Programming

Allison Chang, Director of Operations

Tanisha Martheswaran, Co-Director of Publicity, Technology, and Outreach

Katrina Hon, Co-Director of Publicity, Technology, and Outreach

Olivia Yoo, Director of Campus Projects

Jessica Liu, Co-Director of Campus Projects 

Chibuike Uwakwe, Diversity Liaison

Nasser Marrakchi, Social Co-Chair

Keza Levine, Social Co-Chair

Sreekar Mantena, Chief of Finance

Nkazi Nchinda, Editor-in-Chief of Brevia

Trang Truong, Editor-in-Chief of Brevia

Get in touch

Student Organization Center at Hilles

Box #374

59 Shepard Street

Cambridge, MA 02138

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