Staff

Editor-in-Chief
Demarquin Johnson 

Demarquin Johnson is currently a joint degree student at Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government, where he focuses his academic studies on the intersection of race, democracy, and law. He serves in leadership roles across the campus, including as Co-President of the Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance and Co-President of the Harvard Law School Reparatory Justice Initiative. Before matriculating at Harvard, Demarquin was a Democracy Fellow at FairVote. He advocated for structural electoral reforms to ensure a more inclusive and efficient democracy at the local, state, and national level. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Howard University.
Demarquin has previously served as Managing Editor for HJAAP.

Editor Emeritus
Aaron Francis 

Aaron Francis is a joint JD/MPP ‘18 graduate of Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School of Government. At the law school, Aaron was involved in the Black Law Student Association and served as a student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau for low-income clients in the Greater Boston area, dealing primarily with family law issues. At the Kennedy School, Aaron was a resident Sheila C. Johnson Fellow and served as the editor-in-chief of the school’s Journal of African American Policy. Aaron works as an attorney at the law firm of Cleary Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.