MEET THE DIRECTORS
Harvard College, Economics AB
Oxford University, DPhil candidate & MPhil International Development
Hi Everyone! My name is Dhruva, and I’m a director with Lumiere, a current DPhil Candidate and Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University. Before coming to Oxford, I studied at Harvard College with Stephen, where I concentrated in Economics.
My first introduction to research came through debate. I grew up in Chennai, India, and attended a local CBSE school where I studied commerce. My first exposure to research and studying abroad was by debating internationally for India. That led me to apply to Harvard and, after starting, led me to reach out to dozens of professors to help with their research. I work on Lumiere to make these world-class research opportunities available to kids like myself growing up.
Harvard College, Statistics AB
Harvard Business School, PhD student (dropped out to focus full-time on Lumiere)
Hello Lumiere Family! I’m Stephen, a director with Lumiere. Before starting a PhD at HBS, I worked for a few years at McKinsey & Company and with a new university in Vietnam called Fulbright University Vietnam. Before then, I studied with Dhruva at Harvard College.
Research has been an important part of my life since I was a kid. My dad was a professor of psychology, so my dinner table discussions would be about why people act the way they do – and why we can study them. At Harvard, I was blessed with mentors at HBS, who made research fun, accessible, and exciting. I work on Lumiere to help share the opportunities I received with others.
How did we come together to create Lumiere?