HKS San Francisco Alumni Network

  • Learn. Lead. Serve.

    The HKS Alumni Network of San Francisco ("HKSSF") is dedicated to supporting alumni in the greater San Francisco Bay Area in furtherance of the mission of Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government: to improve public policy and public leadership so that people can live in societies that are safer, freer, more just, and more sustainably prosperous.

    Join Us!

    You'll be added to the local membership list and will be informed of upcoming events!

  • Events

    June 11 in Menlo Park and SF:

    The Media and the 2024 U.S. Elections

    Record-low levels of trust in U.S. institutions, including the media, is just one factor affecting the 2024 U.S. elections. How can journalists respThgeond? What has been learned from past cycles, and what should be done differently?


    Join Professor Nancy Gibbs, director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and former editor-in-chief of TIME, as she discusses these issues and more in two events in the SF Bay Area. The event in San Francisco will include attendance by incoming HKS Dean Jeremy Weinstein.


    Registration information was sent to local alumni via email. Contact us at info@hkssf.org if you didn't receive this email.

    April 11 in San Francisco

    Joseph Kalt and Megan Minoka Hill discussed the HKS Project on Indigenous Governance and Development, whose mission is to arm Indigenous Nations with the tools needed to govern effectively and to strengthen their economic, social, and cultural fabrics.

    March 25: GenAI + Spring Networking

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    GenAI and Spring Networking

    Photo credit: Ruma Samdani

    Photo credit: Jeanine LeFlore

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    Photo credit: Ruma Samdani

    Photo credit: Ruma Samdani

    Holiday Mixer @ Equinox Van Mission

    Photo from Holiday Mixer at Equinox Van Mission

    Photo credit: John Butler

    Photo from Holiday Mixer at Equinox Van Mission

    Photo credit: John Butler

  • HKS Resources

    Stay connected with the Harvard Kennedy School and explore resources for alumni


    HKS maintains a list of virtual and in-person events for alumni worldwide.


    Access JACK and other resources from the Office of Career Advancement.


    Browse the diverse range of Harvard Kennedy School Shared Interest Groups.

  • Connect with HKSSF

    Network with alumni and stay informed on local activities!

  • Executive Board

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    Leonard Adler, MPP '91

    Chair, Communications


    Leonard is a social entrepreneur that has worked in sectors including law, sustainability, and health & wellness. He is CEO of Green Jobs Network and founder of SF Runs. He previously served on the Executive Board from 2018-2020.

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    Tasce Bongiovanni, MD, MPP '10



    Tasce serves as a trauma surgeon at Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG) and an acute care surgeon and surgical critical care intensivist at UCSF. She lives in San Francisco with her husband (MPP '06) and three children. She is excited to be able to serve the HKS SF chapter and the HKS Alumni Board in Cambridge to foster community among HKS alum.

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    Andrea Shorter, HKSEE '09

    Co-Chair, Events


    Andrea is an organizational development and strategic planning consultant for social impact organizations concerning racial, gender, and LGBTQ+ justice, equity, and inclusion. A former long time Commissioner on the Status of Women in San Francisco, she is a 2009 David Bohnett Fellow for LGBTQ+ Leaders in HKS Senior Executive Education.

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    Natasha Sunderji, MPP '12



    Natasha is a Managing Director at Accenture and serves as the Global Health Lead for their social impact practice. She works to address global development challenges in collaboration with the world’s leading companies, donors, and nonprofits. She is excited to foster a meaningful community for our Bay Area alumni.

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    Samira Khan, MPP '05


    Photo and bio coming soon!

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    Jon Elam, MC/MPA '81

    Board Member At Large


    Jon is a retired local and regional public administrator with a focus on the areas of climate management, public works, and community development. He lives in Brentwood in the East Bay, where he is an active community volunteer, and he serves on the Board of Directors of La Clinica de La Raza community health center in Oakland. He has enjoyed meeting many HKS graduates and looks forward to welcoming others to HKS SF events.

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    Asset Abdualiyev, MPA '18


    Photo and bio coming soon!

  • HKS San Francisco Alumni Network