David Corbie (Co-Editor-in-Chief) is a candidate of the Master of Public Administration (MPA) ’23 program at Harvard Kennedy School. He graduated from Boston College with a degree in Sociology with a minor in Faith, Peace, and Justice. Following graduation, David addressed the environmental/public health crisis affecting residents of Saugus and Revere called the Clearing the Air Initiative, advocating for the closure of a waste-to-energy plant that was polluting the air and water. David was a Community Organizer in Boston’s Black community; working on issues of health disparity, civic engagement, economic inequity, and racial equity. He managed a program that worked to develop the next generation of civic leaders within the Black community. As the Greenovate Boston Outreach Manager, David managed the Leaders program geared towards training Bostonians on how to be climate stewards for their communities by engaging in climate action.
Ian Daniel (Co-Editor-in-Chief) is a MC/MPA ’23 and Ash Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. He is a filmmaker, producer, and journalist. He recently co-directed There’s Something in the Water a documentary film that explores the topic of environmental racism in Indigenous and Black communities in Canada. Daniel is the former Co-host and Executive Producer of the Emmy-nominated VICE TV show GAYCATION, an exploration of LGBTQIA+ culture around the world, along with actor Elliot Page. He reported on LGBTQIA+ issues for VICE and began his journalism career as an Associate Producer and intern at TODAY on NBC in NY and LA. His social activism has earned him “OUT Magazine’s 100 Most Influential LGBTQ People” and “Winq Magazine (Attitude UK) Man of the Year” honors. Daniel is also the former Director of Artistic Programs at The Civilians, a theater company in NY that derives work from intensive investigations into current social and political issues and uses storytelling to create social change.
Courtney Howard (Co-Editor-in-Chief) is a Mid-Career MPA ’23 candidate at Harvard Kennedy School. She is a member of the Presidential Initiative on Harvard & the Legacy of Slavery project team at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. Courtney has a background in international development and education and served as the Director of Principal Gifts Engagement at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Courtney earned a Master of Science of Management degree and a Human Resource Management graduate certificate from Emmanuel College, a graduate certificate in International Relations from Harvard University, and a Public Leadership Credential from Harvard Kennedy School. Courtney is a Bostonian, a world traveler, and has lived in NYC and San Diego.