Local Korean American To Head Harvard Student Body
From Chosun Ilbo
By Kim Jae-ho
Lee Sujean, a Korean-American and a junior majoring in biology, was elected president of the Undergraduate Council at Harvard University on December 12. It is the first time that an Asian-American will be a student government leader at the world's most prestigious school.
On the day following the election, The Harvard Crimson, the university newspaper, reported that Lee defeated the two other candidates by a "wide margin."
Her victory is especially noteworthy since Lee and her running mate Anne M. Ferdandez, a Cuban American, are the first female pair to lead Harvard's undergraduate student body since the student council instituted popular election seven years ago.
A native of New York, Lee graduated from Stuyvesant High School, a renowned public school in Manhattan, and served as vice president of the student council last year.