The Steering Committee, or SteerCom, are the student leaders of the Catholic Student Association. We work with the Chaplains to organize all programming and events for the CSA each year. We invite you to reach out to us with any questions you might have!
Justin Sanchez, Class of 2017, President
Justin is a senior in Eliot House concentrating in Neurobiology with a secondary in Government. Originally from Albuquerque, Justin found his faith freshman year at the Harvard Catholic Center and has dedicated much of his time since then to helping other people have a similar (re)discovery in and around this community. Outside of the CSA, Justin performs with the Hasty Pudding Theatricals and aims to see God in everything and everyone he encounters.
Katherine Culbertson, Class of 2018, Vice President of Community Development
Katherine is a junior in Winthrop House concentrating in Environmental Science and Public Policy, with a secondary in Government. She hails from Manhattan, Kansas - also known as The Little Apple. Katherine joined the CSA her freshman year when she decided to learn a bit more about her Catholic faith. She was unexpectedly swept away by the incredible CSA community (Catholic people can be cool!?!), and she hasn't looked back!! She is especially interested in the intersection of social justice, climate change, and religion. When she's not planning Super Tuesday study breaks or CSA hiking trips, she enjoys running, dog walking, camping, and talking a bit too much about climate change and politics.
Peyton Fine, Class of 2017, Vice President of Finance and Communications
Peyton is a senior in Leverett House, originally hailing from the birthplace of jazz and the home of all fried foods, New Orleans. He was blessed with a wonderful faith foundation from his parents and grandparents and found a natural extension of his faith in the Catholic Student Association. Outside of the CSA, you can find Peyton working with the basketball team, pretending to be a lawyer with the mock trial team, or spending hours at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He cannot wait to continue to work with Catholic community for another successful year of faith and growing our second family.
Ben Kelly, Class of 2017, Vice President of Spirituality
Ben is entering his senior year at Harvard. He hails from the Empire State, but very far from the Empire State Building, in the little town of Geneseo, New York. Ben lives in Lowell House, but nowhere does feel more at home than among the Catholic community at Harvard. Though Glee Club, intramurals, tutoring programs, musicals, and school have all been large parts of his Harvard experience, the most important lesson he's learned is that Jesus Christ should be at the very center of his life.
Eliza Decubellis, Class of 2017, Vice President of Service
Eliza is a senior in Kirkland House concentrating in Government with language citations in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Originally, from the small state of Rhode Island, Eliza loves the ocean, autumn in New England, and iced coffee any time of the year. Her involvement with the CSA over the past years has been a huge factor in the growth of her faith during college, and she loves sharing the Harvard Catholic community with other people on campus. Outside of CSA, Eliza enjoys serving at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, playing on the Women's Club Lacrosse team, and generally just striving to bring the joy of Christ to all she meets. A favorite Bible verse of hers: "Whatever gains I had, these I have come to consider a loss because of Christ...For his sake I have accepted the loss of all things and I consider them so much rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him" (Philippians 3:7-9).
Maggie Hartman, Class of 2017, Vice President of Intellectual Development Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maggie is a senior in Leverett House originally from Woodstock, GA. She studies Comparative Religion with focuses in Christianity and Religion and Science. On campus, Maggie is involved in Alzheimer’s Buddies and volunteers at Mass General Hospital. At Harvard, Maggie has been challenged to grow in prayer and knowledge of her faith, and she found a home in the CSA her junior year. Maggie is excited to share the beauty of the Church through her position as Intellectual Development this semester!