Officers

Erik Johnsson
Co-President
Erik is a junior in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Statistics. Native to Rochester, New York, he is a devout supporter of all things Bills and Sabres. Until an NBA franchise returns to Upstate NY, however, he considers himself a major fan of the San Antonio Spurs. He is also a member of the Varsity Volleyball Team, and enjoys playing pickup basketball and spikeball whenever he has the chance to. This summer, Erik will be interning for SimpleBet, a New York based startup developing machine learning algorithms to generate pricing for new live betting products. You can follow him on twitter @ejohnsson50.

Contact: ejohnsson@college.harvard.edu

Jack Schroeder
Co-President
Jack is a Sophomore in Pforzheimer House concentrating in Government. He is proud to be from New Jersey with family roots in Cleveland, but understands that being both a Jets and Browns fan is at times a fate worse than death. As a member of the Harvard Curling team, Jack believes there is no sport too small to be analyzed.  

Contact: jackschroeder@college.harvard.edu

Matty Cheng
Editor in Chief
Matty is a sophomore in Dunster House concentrating in Economics from the Washington, DC area. He is a fan of the Washington Wizards and Redskins. He is also a huge fan of the Atlanta Falcons as they are led by Matt Ryan who shares the nickname “Matty.” On campus, he is a member of the Harvard Varsity Lightweight Crew team.

Contact:chengm@college.harvard.edu

Brendan Connolly
Director of External Initiatives
Brendan is a Junior in Dunster House concentrating in Economics. Growing up in Hanover, Massachusetts, Brendan has always been a huge fan of Boston sports. Last summer, Brendan worked with both the consulting team at the Kraft Analytics Group and the Event Operations team at Fenway Park. His first love, baseball, led him to his current position as Student Assistant on the Harvard Varsity Baseball team. You can follow him on Twitter @bdconnolly8

Contact: bdconnolly@college.harvard.edu

Paul Marino
Treasurer
Paul Marino is a junior in Dunster House. He is a Statistics concentrator from Easton, MA and therefore is a huge fan of Boston Sports. He is particularly a fan of the Boston Bruins. He also works for the Harvard Hockey team doing a lot of video and statistics work for them. Paul is a member of the club hockey team as well. You can follow him on Twitter @p_marino26

Contact: pmarino@college.harvard.edu

Danny Blumenthal
Secretary Danny is a Sophomore in Dunster House concentrating in Psychology. He is a big fan of the sports teams in the Boston area, especially the New England Patriots. Originally from Long Island, he is happy to be in friendlier territory now.

Contact: dblumenthal@college.harvard.edu

Andrew Puopolo
Co-President Emeritus
Andrew is a Senior in Quincy House concentrating in Statistics. Despite hailing from New York City, he is a fan of all Boston sports teams and is obsessed with Tottenham Hotspur FC. Andrew worked as a data analyst for the New York Cosmos in 2016 and aided them to an NASL Championship. He is also a member of the Varsity Sailing Team. Like Erik, Andrew will be working for SimpleBet upon graduation from Harvard in May. You can follow him on Twitter @andrew_puopolo.

Contact: andrewpuopolo@college.harvard.edu

Benedict Brady
Co-President Emeritus
Benedict is a Senior in Kirkland House concentrating in Statistics. Having lived in Evanston, Illinois his entire life, he is a loyal to the volatile state of Chicago sports. Through playing a fair amount of pickup basketball, he is anecdotally convinced that his shooting is conclusive evidence of the hot hand theory. You can follow him on twitter @bqbrady.

Contact: benedictbrady@college.harvard.edu

Kevin Rader
Faculty Advisor
Kevin is a Senior Preceptor in the Statistics Department at Harvard. He is a recent recipient of the Derek C. Bok Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching of Undergraduates, for being “an exemplary, influential teacher whose enthusiasm and dedication are apparent every day.”

Mark Glickman
Faculty Advisor
Mark is a Senior Lecturer of Statistics at Harvard. He has put together the New England Symposium on Statistics in Sports (NESSIS) every other year for almost a decade, while producing all sorts of presentations, papers, and even performances.

Dr. Carl Morris
Faculty Advisor Emeritus
Dr. Morris is a Professor in the Statistics Department at Harvard. He has done pioneering work in the theory of statistics as applied to sports and competition, especially in baseball and tennis.  In addition to a plethora of published sports related articles, Dr. Morris appears in the book Moneyball.

Daniel Adler
Graduate Advisor
Daniel is pursuing a JD/MBA at Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. He is the former Director of Football Research for the Jacksonville Jaguars and has held internships with the New England Patriots, Cleveland Browns, and Major League Baseball. He is a former president of HSAC.

Contributing Writers Chase Aldridge, Class of 2019 Noah Reimers, Class of 2019
Robert Feinberg, Class of 2019
Mitchell Pleasure, Class of 2019
Alex Meade, Class of 2019
Carrington Walsh, Class of 2020
Ethan McCollister, Class of 2020
Anirudh Suresh, Class of 2020
Jackson Weaver, Class of 2021
Tate Huffman, Class of 2021

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