2016 Yenching Scholars
Ivel Posada Martínez

Ivel Posada Martínez

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Ivel Posada Martínez is a Cuban national and 2014 graduate of Harvard College, where he received his BA, Magna Cum Laude, in Social Studies and Philosophy. At Harvard, Ivel was the recipient of four competitive research and public service fellowships, including the Radcliffe Institute's Pforzheimer Fellowship, the Nicholson Award and Harvard's Presidential Public Service Fellowship. He has previously served as a member of HAUSCR's Young Leaders in China program, where he taught a seminar on the institution of judicial review at Renmin University High School in Beijing. His broad academic interests have touched on issues ranging from constitutional law, to the normativity of ethical precepts, to LGBT rights. As a Teach for America corps member, Ivel served as the science department chair for the Henderson Upper School, the United States' first public K-12 inclusion school. As a Yenching Scholar, he is concentrating in economics and management and hopes to partner with the World Bank to research and quantify the economic costs of homophobia in China.