Born in California, Eric Cervini was raised in Texas and is fluent in Spanish and proficient in French. His interest in politics and public policy started early; before he came to Harvard he had worked on the election campaigns of two Texas state representatives, in the office of a US senator from Texas, and at Texas headquarters during the first Obama presidential campaign. He spent college summers as an intern at the Clinton Foundation and the Democratic Governors Association. In addition to leading a seminar for local high school students in Shanghai with the Harvard Association for US-China Relations and acting as an editor-in-chief of the Harvard Undergraduate Law Review, Eric joined the Harvard Model Congress as a freshman and in his senior year was HMC's co-president and CEO. He helped to organize HMC conferences in Boston, Singapore, Brussels, Madrid, San Francisco and Hong Kong, and he founded and led HMC Dubai, the first government simulation in the Middle East. At Harvard, Eric was a concentrator in History and he lived in Lowell House. He is attended Emmanuel College as the Harvard Scholar and pursued an MPhil in Historical Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies.