Nathan J. Heller ’06 and Amelia E. Lester ’05 have been named Harvard Magazine’s Berta Greenwald Ledecky Undergraduate Fellows for the 2004-05 academic year. The students will join the magazine’s staff for the academic year and write a regular column, “The Undergraduate,” as well as news stories and alumni features. They also provide general editorial assistance, and become involved in all phases of the magazine’s production.
Heller, of San Francisco, is a member of the Harvard Crimson staff. A history and literature concentrator, Heller has most recently reported on Cambridge and on the effects of post-9/11 legislation on the University. Heller has written three articles for Harvard Magazine this year. This summer, he expects to be an intern at a magazine in Boston or New York.
Lester, of Sydney, Australia, is the magazine’s first international fellow. A Crimson columnist and past editor of that paper’s magazine, Lester is concentrating in English and American language and literature. In keeping with her transcontinental status, she will serve as the “Let’s Go” resident correspondent in Paris during the summer; last summer, she was editor of the Australia volume.
Heller and Lester succeed this year’s fellows, Lee Hudson Teslik ’05 and Rebecca Davis O’Brien ’06.
Support for the fellowship is provided by Jonathan J. Ledecky ’79, M.B.A. ’83. At Commencement this year, Ledecky will be chief marshal of his College class, which is celebrating its 25th reunion.