Miriam Psychas is interested in reconciliation processes and the development of cultures of peace. She earned BA degrees in sociology, history, and Latin American literature from Harvard College. After graduation she directed Harvard’s study abroad program in Havana. She later advocated for improved US-Cuba relations while working at the Center for Democracy in the Americas, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC. She also has lived and worked in Bogotá, Colombia, where she held several positions related to teacher engagement and education, human-centered design, and monitoring and evaluation for development projects. Miriam hopes her eclectic interests and international background will enable her to serve as a bridge between cultures and people. As a student, she was the recipient of a Kroc Institute Fellowship.