2018-2019 Members


Leilani Doktor (3L) – President


Leilani was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawai’i and earned her Bachelors of Arts in International Comparative Studies at Duke University. Following graduation, Leilani worked on Senator Brian Schatz’s campaign, practiced non-profit grant writing in Bangalore, India and was an environmental consultant in Hawai’i. In addition to serving as the Student Government President, Leilani was Co-President of the Native American Law Students Association and an editor for the Harvard Environmental Law Review. She loves to surf, experiment with pickling, and hanging out with her other Student Government representatives.

Jonathan Herzog (2L) – President



Jonathan grew up in New York City and graduated from Harvard College. He then completed his MBA at NYU Stern School of Business. At HLS, Jonathan serves as a representative on the Technology Committee. He’s delighted to represent Student Government.

Kate Wiener (3L) – Chief of Staff 

Kate graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 2015. Prior to law school, she worked as a trial preparation assistant in the Rackets Bureau of the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, and at various arts and education nonprofits. In addition to serving as Chief of Staff, Kate founded ArtMAG, the law school’s Museum Appreciation Group, and co-chairs the Women’s Law Association’s mentorship program.

Princess Daisy Akita – Director of Student Orgs and Journals

Princess Daisy is from Accra, Ghana, and holds an A.B. in applied mathematics from Harvard College. Prior to law school, she worked as an Associate with The Boston Consulting Group in New York, and then as a Corporate Strategist with Microsoft in DC. At HLS, she is involved with JOLT and BLSA, and serves as a Non-Resident Tutor in two undergraduate houses. She loves running, playing tennis, and curling up with a book and a cup of hot chocolate by her fireplace.

Committee Chairs

Daniel Egel-Weiss – HLS TALKS Chair

 Daniel is from Chicago, Illinois. As an undergraduate, he attended the George Washington University where he studied political science with a focus on public policy. After graduation from GWU, he worked as Legislative Director and then Chief of Staff for the Assistant Majority Leader of the Illinois House of Representatives. Daniel joined Student Government as a 1L representing Section 1.

Adam Smith – HLS TALKS Chair

Adam grew up in Park Ridge, Illinois, and graduated, in 2016, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a B.A. in political science and communication. Before law school, he worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid, helped to run a judicial campaign in Cook County, and–perhaps most importantly–tended bar at a tavern in downtown Chicago. He hopes to enter public service or to work on criminal justice reform after graduation.