People

Sonia Alves

Sonia Alves

I have been affiliated with the Harvard community for the past five years. In 2013 I enrolled in the doctoral program at the Graduate School of Education with a concentration in Human Development and Education. I was born and raised in Boston and I earned a BA in psychology and education from Smith College. This will be my fourth year as a proctor and I am super excited to be working with you all!

Laura Amrein

Laura Amrein

Welcome, Class of 2021! Originally from Simsbury, Connecticut, I attended school just across the river at Boston College. I graduated with a degree in Hispanic Studies and completed my Ed.M. in Higher Education here at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where I now work in the Admissions Office. Outside of work, you can usually find me curled up with a book, biking around Cambridge, or on the hunt for the best ramen in town. I'm also always up to try a new gym class here at Harvard! This will be my third year as a proctor and I can’t wait to meet you all and make Straus home!

Sarah Anoke

Sarah Anoke

Welcome to Harvard Yard! I moved from Tulsa, Oklahoma to Cambridge in 2005, and have lived in and around the area ever since. Although my social class is '09 (!!), I graduated in 2011 (Mather House) with a concentration in Chemistry. Since then, I have held various jobs and research assistanceships, earned my master's in Biostatistics in 2014, and my PhD in Biostatistics in 2017. Currently, I am a post-doctoral fellow in Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Outside of statistics, I spend time running, drinking tea, attending live concerts, and eating desserts. I look forward to welcoming the new freshman class in person!

Meaghan Borys

Meaghan Borys

Welcome Class of 2021! I graduated from Harvard in 2011, via Eliot House, the Government and WGS departments, PBHA, and various theater productions. I then moved to California to soak up the sun and earn myself a law degree. I couldn't be more excited to be back in Cambridge proctoring with my partner Sho (see below), in my old freshman dorm. Outside my life in the yard, I'm a judicial law clerk for the MA Superior Court and the oldest of five crazy siblings. You're most likely to overhear me trying to convince Sho to finally adopt a puppy. This could be the year!

Robert Bowden

Robert Bowden

Born and raised in North Jersey, I graduated from Harvard College in 2013 (Kirkland House!) with a degree in computer science and secondary in mathematical sciences. Between college and grad school, I acted as Preceptor in Computer Science, assisting with a handful of CS courses, including CS50, CS51, and CS61. This year, I’m excited to begin my fourth year of the PhD program in Computer Science here at Harvard, and I'm also excited for my fourth year as a freshman proctor in Thayer! I look forward to meeting you all! My door is always open.

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown

Hi everyone! I am a San Diego native who has been "just visiting" the East Coast ever since I stepped onto Harvard's campus as a member of the Class of 2012. I graduated from the Graduate School of Education this past year, and I currently work as an Assistant Director in the Harvard Varsity Club. In my spare time, I like participating in recreational sports and running along the Charles River, creating art for my Etsy store, and hosting friends for dinners and parties. I live with my partner, Jon Rossi, and together we enjoy traveling to warm places, watching cooking shows, and exploring Boston. We look forward to welcoming you to Harvard!

Krystal Cantos

Krystal Cantos

Welcome class of 2021! I’m originally from Long Island, New York and graduated from Harvard in 2011. After college, I worked at the New York State Department of Health’s AIDS Institute. I came back a year later to work on a pediatric HIV study at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and I’m sticking around to pursue my PhD in Infectious Disease Epidemiology. In my spare time, I enjoy playing soccer, eating the delicious food my partner Frank cooks up, and playing with our pup Ryker. We look forward to meeting many of you in the upcoming year!

Flora Chan

Flora Chan

Greetings Class of 2021! Welcome to Harvard! I am a Massachusetts native from “20 minutes outside of Boston.” In 2011, I graduated from Bates College (Lewiston, ME) where I studied economics and met my wonderful partner, Jocelyn. Since college, I earned my master’s degree in Higher Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and served as the Associate Director of Diversity and Community at Amherst College. Currently, I work in the Admissions and Financial Aid Office. My partner, Jocelyn, is pursuing her Ph.D. in English Literature at Boston College. We enjoy cooking, reading, and traveling. My partner and I are both from New England and love exploring the region’s hidden gems. We can’t wait to meet you!

Alison Chapman

Alison Chapman

Welcome to Lionel B! My name is Alison Chapman, and I am a PhD candidate in the English Department here are Harvard! I live with my partner James (a PhD candidate in the Government department) and our large and friendly dog Stella (whose concentration is still “undeclared”). I’m originally from Toronto, Canada. Most of my time is devoted to proctoring, teaching, and working on my dissertation, but I also love baking and going on long walks with my dog. I can’t wait to meet you, and introduce you to the best dorm in Harvard Yard!

Shomesh Chaudhuri

Shomesh Chaudhuri

Originally from Canada, I graduated from Harvard College as a member of the Class of 2011. I concentrated in Biomedical/Electrical Engineering, minored in Economics, and was a member of the men’s varsity soccer team. I’m currently a member of the Jenks Vestibular Physiology Laboratory where we develop vestibular neuroprosthetics and conduct research in vestibular sensory signal processing.

Christie Chiu

Christie Chiu

Hello! I grew up in the small town of Bedford, MA and completed my undergrad at MIT, so needless to say, I love the Cambridge and Boston area! Currently, I am a graduate student in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences working on my PhD in atomic physics. Apart from physics and physics outreach, I love ice skating (especially on Boston Common!), playing volleyball, sailing on the Charles river, ballroom dance, and shopping. Arts and crafts are also a hobby of mine, especially those on the quirkier side such as watermelon carving or mathematical sculptures. I'm absolutely thrilled to be a freshmen proctor and cannot wait to meet you!