announced that Soledad O’Brien ’88-’00 will be a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the school for the 2013-2014 academic year.
“It is an honor to join the esteemed scholars of the Harvard Graduate School of Education community next year,” O’Brien said in a press release.
Soledad attended Harvard but took time off during her senior year in 1988 to work in broadcasting. She returned to complete her bachelor's degree in 2000.
Administrators at the Ed School said that O’Brien will bring valuable experience and perspective from her efforts to expand educational opportunities. Along with her husband, the Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation encourages young women to work toward a college education through mentoring, financial support, and advising.
O’Brien also serves as the chair of the board of directors of The After-School Corporation, a non-profit which seeks to expand educational opportunities for urban students.
While the specific ways Soledad will be involved at the Ed School are still unclear, O’Brien is excited to interact with undergraduate as well as graduate students at the School of Education.