Officers

Buddy Scott
Co-President
Buddy is a junior in Dunster House studying Economics and Government. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, he is a 6’6″ setter on the Harvard Varsity Volleyball team. He is an avid NBA fan and salary cap nerd and his favorite player is Nikola Jokic. This spring he will be working at the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) on Basketball Related Income and Revenue Sharing matters. You can follow him on Twitter @buddyscottnba

Contact: jamesscott@college.harvard.edu

Chris Cheng
Co-President
Chris is a sophomore in Currier House studying Computer Science and Economics. From the Washington D.C. area, he is a fan of all the Washington D.C. sports teams, and he also roots for the New Orleans Pelicans. His favorite sport is basketball and enjoys dunking in his free time.

Contact: christophercheng@college.harvard.edu

Andrew Kelser
Editor in Chief
Andrew is a sophomore in Adams House studying economics and computer science.  Although he is from New Jersey, Andrew is a big fan of the Braves and the other Atlanta sports teams.  He also enjoys long distance running, baking, and playing poker.

Contact: andrewkelser@college.harvard.edu

David Arkow
Director of External Initiatives
David is a freshman studying Economics from Los Angeles. He is a member of the Harvard Men’s Varsity Tennis team. His favorite teams are the New York Mets, Knicks, Jets, Islanders, and Rangers and he has never witnessed any of his teams win a championship in his lifetime.

Contact: darkow@college.harvard.edu

Ben Meron
Treasurer
Ben is a Sophomore in Adams House studying Economics and is from Potomac, Maryland.  With most of his family from New York, he is a massive New York Yankees fan, and he feels no shame expressing his loyalty in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His other interests include playing guitar and percussion.

Contact: benjaminmeron@college.harvard.edu

Julia Blank
Secretary
Julia is a freshman from Greenwich, Connecticut concentrating in Government on the Data Science Track. Outside of HSAC, she competes for the Harvard Crimson Dance Team and is the Producer of the First Year Musical. Her favorite major league teams are the Steelers, Knicks, Rangers, and Yankees. She is also an avid fan of Olympic sports especially figure skating, gymnastics, boxing, and diving. 

Contact: juliablank@college.harvard.edu

Diego Martinez
Advisor
Diego is a Junior in Mather House concentrating in Statistics from Houston, Texas. His love for baseball has led him to his current position as Student Manager on the Harvard Varsity Baseball Team. Diego’s role with the team has become centered around collecting and analyzing data using technologies such as Rapsodo. Last summer, Diego worked with Research & Development for the Philadelphia Phillies.

Contact: dmartinez1@college.harvard.edu

Ella Papanek
Co-President Emeritus
Ella is a senior in Adams House concentrating in Statistics. She loves football and is a huge New York Giants fan.  Her research focuses on draft strategy, handicapping, and betting algorithms. She is also captain of the Harvard Chess Team and is interested in examining chess through a statistical lens. Currently, she is working with the Cleveland Browns analytics department.  You can follow her on Twitter @chexmatrix

Contact: ellapapanek@college.harvard.edu

Danny Blumenthal 
Co-President Emeritus
Danny is a Senior in Dunster House studying Psychology and Economics. He is a big fan of Boston sports teams, especially the New England Patriots. Originally from Long Island, he is happy to be in friendlier territory now.

Contact: dblumenthal@college.harvard.edu

Erik Johnsson
Co-President Emeritus
Erik is a senior 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. Following his graduation, Erik will be working 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 Emeritus
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

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
Matty Cheng, Class of 2021
Charles Hua, Class of 2022
Frank Zhu, Class of 2022
Lev Cohen, Class of 2022
Reid Piercy, Class of 2022
Shuvom Sadhuka, Class of 2022

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