Spring has sprung and newness is in the air, including on the TSA board! Five fabulous Trumans have joined the board, so please help us welcome them! Read below to learn a little more about our newest leadership. PLUS, save the date for the 2021 virtual Truman Reunion. More details below!
WELCOME NEW TSA BOARD MEMBERS!
Swati Agrawal, MI '91
Swati Agrawal (she/her/hers) is a ’91 Truman Scholar and happily counts many of the Trumans she met during TSLW and the Truman Scholars Summer Institute among her closest friends. Swati currently serves as CEO of Firmseek, a national digital media company, helping organizations improve their competitive positioning and grow market share. She also serves on Executive Committee and Awards Committee of the Yale Law School Alumni Association. She is a Board Member of Woolly Mammoth Theatre in DC, which is being looked at as a model for EDI initiatives among the arts community. Swati received a J.D. from Yale Law School and a B.A. with high distinction and high honors in Economics from the University of Michigan. Swati resides in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband Tony Saldana and her two boys. She’s excited to give back to the Truman alumni community through her service on the TSA board!
Nazir Harb Michel, WA '07
Nazir Harb Michel is 2007 Truman Scholar from Washington State. Nazir has a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a second Masters in Arab Studies from Georgetown University. He is a Princeton University Public Policy Fellow, a Liechtenstein Institute Politics, Religion, and Diplomacy Fellow, and holds a Ph.D from Georgetown University’s Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies. He completed a Postdoctoral Senior Research Fellowship at Georgetown University's Bridge Initiative on the study of Islamophobia and went out on to become a senior associate Middle East and North Africa domain expert at Dataminr. Nazir is now a senior researcher at Remitly, a fin tech company that builds financial tools for immigrant communities. Nazir is married and has three little girls and lives in Sammamish, Washington.
Louis Lainé, NJ ’15
Louis Lainé is originally from Port-au-Prince, Haïti and currently resides in New Jersey. He graduated from Swarthmore College in 2016. He currently serves as the Managing Director at The Vox Institute, an education consulting organization that advises schools and educators on how to foster educational communities committed to developing student voices. Louis is also a World History teacher, and a co-founder of a student-led public policy group called Race To Action. Louis enjoys running, writing poetry and producing music.
Sarah Sieloff, WA '05
Jessica Swan, TN '04
TSA REUNION: SAVE THE DATE
The 2021 Truman Scholars National Conference will take place virtually July 19th-22nd, 2021.
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TRUMAN QUOTE FOR THE MOMENT
"I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell."
The Truman Scholars Association