Isaiah Applbaum is a student in the Harvard - New England Conservatory of Music joint degree program studying Social Studies and cello performance. Isaiah thesis research looks at the experiences of LGBTQ migrants who have been detained while seeking asylum in the U.S. Isaiah was a director of Y2Y Harvard Square, a youth homeless shelter, coordinating partnerships among youth and housing programs in Greater Boston and serving on the Board of Directors. Isaiah currently codirects Contact Peer Counseling at Harvard. As a cellist, Isaiah aims to create interdisciplinary art that inspires and questions. Sophie loves libraries, new music, and all 16 Beethoven string quartets.