Drew Mammel

Drew MammelDrew Mammel studied History at Harvard with a secondary field in East Asian Studies. Hailing originally from Montana, Drew has studied places far from home and in his own backyard. He has researched everything from the politics of the 2011 Fukushima Disaster in Japan to a project for ecological renewal at Montana’s Pictograph Cave. Drew’s senior thesis, for which he won a grant from Harvard’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, examines how Native American nations sought water sovereignty during federal dam construction in the American West. Drew spent three years working at the Harvard Archives, served as the executive director of the Harvard College Japan Initiative, and worked as an intern for Montana Senator Jon Tester, for whom he offered policy recommendations regarding energy and the environment. All of his advocacy for environmental justice and Indigenous sovereignty is underpinned by the practical knowledge Drew gained working on his family’s farm in Wyoming, where he spent his days building fences and irrigating fields. At Cambridge, Drew is pursuing an MPhil in American History as the John Eliot Scholar at Jesus College.