2012 – 2013 Executive Board
Skawenniio (or Ska), originally from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, is currently a third-year joint-degree candidate at Harvard Law School and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, pursuing degrees in law and public policy. At Harvard, she serves as an Assistant Submissions Editor for the Harvard Business Law Review and as a Research Associate for the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. She is also an extern at the EEOC in Boston. While in graduate school, Ska has spent her summers at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and Davis Polk & Wardwell. She graduated from Yale University in 2010 with a B.A. in Political Science and International Studies.
Outside of her professional pursuits, Skawenniio has dedicated her time to supporting indigenous education. She has served on the Board of Directors for the National Indian Education Association, the Native American Cultural Center at Yale, and the Skawenniio Tsi Iewennahnotahkhwa Kahnawake Library. She currently serves as a director on the Board of Indspire (formerly the National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation), a Canadian charity known for its many programs that help Indigenous youth succeed.
Ska spends her free time cultivating her inner foodie, going to farmers’ markets, and travelling.
Johannes hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he did his undergrad at U of M, graduating in 2009 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Music. Before coming to law school, he did prisoner advocacy work and was a part-time waiter. Now in his second year at Harvard Law School, he spent last summer as an intern at Michigan Indian Legal Services, and is currently doing an externship at the EPA for the environmental clinic. He is also a member of the Black Law Student’s Association, and helps to organize the annual HLS Freedom Seder.
Outside of school, Johannes is trying to learn how to write soul/blues music for the piano, and is also trying to figure out where the good salsa places are in Boston.