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Milken Scholar 2018
Scholar Profile

Isabel Musselman



Isabel is a Junior at Harvard where she studies Psychology with a minor in Economics. Isabel spent last summer working for Alpine Investors as an Investing Analyst in San Francisco. She tremendously enjoyed the work environment as well as the constant thinking of the work itself. Isabel was back on campus in fall 2021, where she was very happy to reconnect with classmates and attend classes in person (for the first time in a year and a half!). This spring, Isabel is studying abroad in Perugia, Italy, where she is participating in a Food Studies program and improving her now-elementary Italian. Having worked previously for the restaurant recommendation app Beli, this program has fed her personal interests in all things food.

Back at Harvard, Isabel is particularly interested in understanding the how and why of individual motivation. She is particularly interested in understanding how technology has affected our sense of altruism and if it has created a broad sense of obligatory reciprocity. Aside from her academic work, Isabel is a leader for the First-Year Outdoor Program, spearheading backpacking trips for incoming First-Year students, and she is on the Women’s Frisbee team, Quasar.

High school:  Culver City High School


College Year Degree
Harvard College
Cambridge, MA
2022 A.B. Psychology