Steering Committee

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! 

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Katherine Culbertson, Class of 2018, President

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" (or the "Middle of Nowhere", according to Snapchat). Katherine joined the CSA her freshman year when she decided to learn more about her Catholic faith, and was swept away by the incredible CSA community!  When she's not lurking around the Catholic Student Center, she's likely working to save the world with the Harvard College Conservation Society, training for a race, serving coffee in Lamont Cafe, or working on her thesis project. Katherine is especially interested in the intersection of social justice, climate change, and religion. In her "free time", she enjoys dog-walking, hiking, and hammocking. Katherine is excited to continue serving the Harvard Catholic community on SteerCom this year, and wants to ensure the CSA is working to serve all of the Catholic undergraduate community, so if you have any suggestions, questions, or would like to chat about anything related to the CSA (or not) please feel free to reach out!


Connor Richardson, Class of 2019, Vice President of Finance and Communications

Connor is a sophomore from outside Columbus, Ohio in Lowell concentrating in Integrative Biology with a secondary in Economics. If he's not at St. Paul's or Lowell, you can generally find him on the intramural field fighting for the Fists and Arrows or joyfully singing with the Harvard Glee Club.  Some of his hobbies include Sunday brunch and rooting for sports teams that Ben doesn't like.  


Ben Kelly, Class of 2017, Vice President of Spirituality

Ben is a senior 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.


Nick Colon, Class of 2019, Vice President of Service

Nick is a sophomore in Lowell House concentrating in Religion and Social Anthropology. Originally from Brockton, Massachusetts, Nick found a home in the CSA his freshman year through the wonderful example of upperclassmen. Since then he has strived to be that same example to others and to ultimately show love to everyone he meets. Outside of CSA, he's a coordinator for Mission Hill After School Program and Events Chair for Lowell House Committee. His other hobbies include going to concerts and finding really good coffee shops-- let him know if you'd like to join him!




Jack Clark, Class of 2017, Vice President of Intellectual Development                         Email:

Jack Clark is the Vice-President of Intellectual Development. He is a sophomore in Lowell House studying Classics. He is involved in the student sports radio, as well as Harvard Right to Life. The CSA has helped Jack grow in his faith, and he is excited to expand the range of intellectual opportunities for Catholics on Harvard's campus. 



McKenna Roberts, Class of 2019, Co-Vice President of Community Development Email:

McKenna is a sophomore in Quincy House studying biomedical engineering.  She loves a lot about college, but one of her favorite parts is the CSA!  She was first introduced to the CSA when she went to a Super Tuesday with her parents while visiting Harvard as a prospective student.  After meeting awesome people like Katherine and Ben, she knew Harvard was the place for her!  This year, she is excited to give back to the fantastic CSA community as a member of SteerComm. When she is not prepping Super Tuesdays and Spaghetti Suppers with Meredith, she enjoys hiking, running, reading the news.  Her other extracurriculars include Engineers Without Borders, Harvard Model United Nations, researching at the medical school, and tutoring for EVKids.  


Meredith Jones, Class of 2019, Co-Vice President of Community Development Email:

Meredith is a sophomore in Mather House who hails from Atlanta, Georgia.  She is a Classics concentrator, pursuing a secondary in English.  Meredith is a huge fan of dogs, soccer, and arts and crafts.  When she isn’t teaming up with McKenna to provide the CSA with food and the joy of community, Meredith serves as the president of Harvard Right to Life, debates political philosophy with The John Adams Society, and authors and illustrates with Harvard College Children’s Stories.  Meredith is indebted to the CSA and its community for encouraging her in her relationship with Christ, and she is excited to give back and share the Faith with others!