Neuroscience and Physics concentrator Shikoh Misu Hirabayashi has been elected to the position of program marshal on the 2024 Senior Class Committee. Class marshals are students from the graduating class who organize celebrations that culminate with commencement on May 23, as well as alumni events, and coordinate the class gift, a fundraising effort that supports student needs including financial aid, house life, and libraries.
“Since our freshman year was during Covid and we were unable to socialize as we had hoped, I want to create ample opportunities to get to know others and come together as a class in our final year,” Hirabayashi says. “Additionally, Harvard has provided me with so many wonderful experiences, and I wish to give back by planning fun and memorable events. I am also looking forward to staying involved with the Harvard alumni community.”
He continues,“I am honored and grateful to have been elected. I am looking forward to planning senior week events and finding creative ways to make them more financially accessible.”
Hirabayashi is also co-president of the Harvard Undergraduate Association, and the organization has allocated over $5000 to help fund Senior Week events. He adds that he and the other program marshals are looking for more ways to bring the cost of attending Senior Week down.
Hirabayashi expressed gratitude to the Harvard Neuroscience community, including Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience Laura Magnotti, Professor Adam Cohen of CCB and Physics, other faculty, and fellow students for their encouragement and support.
Congratulations to Shikoh Hirabayashi!