2018 Student Leadership

President: Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where she studies international law, conflict resolution, and governance. She is interested in the role of religious literacy in U.S. diplomacy. Prior to Fletcher, Sarah worked at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations on issues of strategic planning and organizational management. Currently, she is serving as an intern with the U.S. Mission to the UN in Geneva working on humanitarian and refugee issues.


Speaker Co-Chair: Caroline Hedberg


Caroline Hedberg is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School where she studies Development Economics and International Education. She is particularly interested in the intersections of education, national identity formation, religion, and conflict resolution. Previously, she worked in training evaluation at the U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute, as well as in South Korea as a literature teacher. She is a Rappaport Fellow currently working at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.




Content Co-Chair: Liya Rechtman

Liya Rechtman is a current concurrent degree candidate for a Masters of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School and Masters of Theological Studies concentrating in Religion, Politics, and Ethics at Harvard Divinity School. She is Wexner Fellow/Davidson Scholar, John F. Kennedy Fellow, and an Amherst College Graduate Fellow ’17-’18. Previously, she served as co-chair of the Washington Interreligious Staff Council’s Energy and Environment Working Group and as manager of the Coalition on the Environment and Jewish Life in Washington, D.C.


Logistics Co-Chair: Madeleine Herr

Madeleine Herr is a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy candidate at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy studying international security and comparative democratization. She is interested in religion and violence and the role of religious literacy in post-conflict peacebuilding. Prior to Fletcher, Madeleine worked as a research assistant examining the development of vigilante groups in Mexico. Currently, she is an intern with the Defense Technology Security Administration Policy Directorate.