Dakota "Cody" McCoy
Fellowships (Co-Lead), STEM
Hello! I hail from Pittsburgh (greatest city in America!) and am delighted this year to be returning to Adams House (greatest house at Harvard!) as a third-year resident tutor. I am a PhD student in Biology; before Harvard, I completed a masters in Environmental Policy at Oxford. Before THAT (gosh, I am as old as the hills!), I was an undergrad at Yale, where I spent my free time running track, experimenting with bookbinding, and singing a cappella. Now at Harvard, I run, experiment with bookbinding, and sing a cappella. Much has changed. My academic interests are in environmental policy and in biological systems. During my masters, I researched environmental economics, corporate environmental management, and ecosystem responses to climate change. Now, I focus on biology: I am researching natural micromaterials (such as “super black” feathers), evolutionary conflict, and sociality. Outside of my academic work, I advocate for social and environmental justice. I have encountered all sorts of strange and wonderful critters on field expeditions—talk to me about nature and animals *anytime*. I’m looking forward to getting to know all of you better—come by and say hi sometime!