Meet the Community

Chloe Lemmel-Hay

“In our unjust world, I’m here to create just and equitable systems and help others do the same.”

As a research associate, Chloe assists Professor Julie Battilana with her work on organizational hybridity and her investigations into how organizations interact with and shape systems of power, both internal and external.

Chloe joined Julie’s research team following five years with the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School, first as an intern with the Communications and Events team and then as a faculty assistant working with Prof. Cornell William Brooks and the William Monroe Trotter Collaborative for Social Justice. Chloe graduated from Harvard College in May 2021, where she completed a joint degree in Social Studies and African American Studies. Her senior thesis examined the imperialist roots of American immigration policies toward Haitian asylum-seekers in the late twentieth century—policies which laid the legal groundwork for today’s immigration detention regime. Prior to her work at Harvard Kennedy School and SICI, Chloe interned with a variety of nonprofit and advocacy groups, including 350Vermont, IMPACT Strategies, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and WGBH.