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George and Chris
Chris (left) and George (right) met in the Harvard Residence Halls in 2010. Together, they enjoy pick-up soccer, watching EPL and Champions League games, drinking coffee, and cherishing obscure 80s music.


George Somi is a leadership consultant for the Onima Group. George holds a Bachelor’s in history from Boston College and a Master’s in Middle Eastern studies from Harvard, where he graduated with Commencement Marshal Honors for his service in the community. He founded and presided over the Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GSAS) Arab Student Association, was the GSAS Chair in organizing the 5th Annual Harvard Arab Weekend, and participated in an attempted U.S. Department of State-backed mediation effort between Bahrain’s royal family and the opposition. Fluent in English and Arabic, George has spent a lot of time in Beirut, Lebanon, where he studied Arabic at the American University of Beirut. Follow George on Twitter @GJSomi.


Christopher Miller is a Harvard doctoral student in Earth and Planetary Sciences, working in the Harvard Atmospheric Chemical Modeling Group and the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Chris works on both the modeling and measurement of atmospheric trace gases. More specifically, he is developing a retrieval algorithm for glyoxal (CHOCHO) for the NASA Ozone Monitoring Instrument, as well as a glyoxal simulation for the GEOS-Chem chemical transport model for interpreting the satellite observations. Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Mathematics and Chemistry from the University of Wollongong, where he was awarded the RACI Student Prize for the top average mark in all chemistry subjects.