Hello! I'm Chance. I'm a PhD candidate here at Harvard in the Committee on the Study of Religion, with a particular focus on early Christian and Jewish history. I live here with my partner Anca, who studies religion and history in colonial America at Harvard as well. Prior to moving to the Boston area, I was born in Iowa, grew up in southern Minnesota, and spent a couple years in Connecticut. I've worked a range of jobs over the years, from serving ice cream at Dairy Queen and scraping gum off of elementary school desks to archeologically excavating an ancient Jewish synagogue and cataloguing some of Benjamin Franklin's letters. Outside of working on the PhD and as a Proctor, I enjoy (choral) singing, hiking, and visiting museums and galleries. We're looking forward to meeting you all!
Welcome Class of 2023! This will be my fifth year as a proctor in the Yard and my twelfth year enjoying HUDS meals. I graduated from the College in 2011, via Canaday, 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. You are most likely to see me out and about, playing with our adorable and enthusiastic black lab puppy and Thayer mascot, Lucky. We’re looking forward to meeting you all!
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 fifth year of the PhD program in computer science here at Harvard, and I'm also excited for my fifth year as a freshman proctor in Thayer! I look forward to meeting you all! My door is always open.
After 18 years in Florida, I traded flip-flops for parkas and moved to Massachusetts where I attended Amherst College to study Anthropology and Asian Studies. Years later, I still miss the palm trees but am so happy to call Cambridge home, together with my partner Eddie (also a proctor) and our dog Kimber. By day, I work as an Admissions Officer here at the College; but I moonlight as a sourdough bread baker and pizza fanatic, and I hope to share some baked goods with you all! Welcome to campus!
Welcome to Harvard, Class of 2023! I'm thrilled to introduce you to life on campus. I was born in Quinter, Kansas (a small town in the west of the state), and I grew up moving across the world in a military family. I studied history, politics, and economics at the University of Kansas, and I’m now a third-year student at the Law School. Some interests of mine: political theory and history, elections, Star Wars. I hope you’ll use your time here to explore — to try new things, take risks, and face formative challenges. I’ll be here to help along the way!
Hello, I’m Anna! I am currently a Master of Divinity student at Harvard Divinity School, where I’m studying women’s roles in religion, society, and politics through a social justice and community organizing lens. I grew up surrounded by lots of farms and cornfields in central Pennsylvania before graduating from Villanova University (outside Philly) in 2014. In the years after college, I worked as an organizer for various political campaigns and non-profit organizations in Portland, OR, Asheville, NC, and Washington, DC before finally settling here in Cambridge for graduate school. I have [too] many interests and enjoy talking with pretty much anyone about pretty much anything, but my true passions include: cooking, farmers’ markets, public theology, British period pieces, bike rides, really great cups of coffee, books, plants, and Villanova basketball.
Welcome to Harvard! My name is Caysie, I am originally from Los Angeles but have been in Boston since my own college days. I fell in love with New England and never left! I have a BA in French language and political science from Boston College, a Master of Education from Boston College, a Master of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and I am currently an EdD student at Boston University. I serve as the University Associate Title IX Officer here at Harvard. In my free time, I can be found reading a good thriller, playing with my Goldendoodle pup named Bruv and exploring New England with my partner, Kevin. Come by and say, hello! We’re so excited to meet you.
Greetings Class of 2023! 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 PhD 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!
Welcome to Grays! My name is Alison Chapman, and I am a preceptor in Harvard's Writing Program, where I teach classes on art and literature. I also serve as the Writing Director for "Hum 10," Harvard's flagship introductory humanities class for first-year students. Originally from Toronto, Canada, I came to Harvard in the fall of 2009 to begin my PhD in English, which I finished a couple of years ago. I live with my husband James (a PhD candidate in political theory and an editor at Harvard University Press) and our large and friendly dog, Stella (whose concentration is still "undeclared.") I've been a proctor since the Fall of 2012, and I have used this time to develop the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe for study breaks. I can't wait to meet you and introduce you to all that Harvard has to offer!
I studied computer science and bioinformatics at Brigham Young University. After my graduation in 2009 I spent a year in Berlin, Germany studying and doing research. While in Germany, I went on an epic road trip from Berlin to Venice on which I set a new personal land speed record on the Autobahn. It was good that I got that out of my system, because my driving speeds have been somewhat restricted ever since coming to Boston nine years ago to study medical engineering in the Health Sciences and Technology PhD program at MIT and Harvard. I graduated last summer and am currently a postdoc at the medical school studying genome editing. This will be my eighth year as a proctor, and my family and I are excited to welcome you to the best entryway in the yard: Grays Middle.
Welcome to the Harvard family! I was born in sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and have spent most of my adult life in Atlanta, Georgia. I love all things sports! I ran track as an undergraduate at the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!!), coached high school basketball and track and field, and currently dabble in CrossFit. However, when you see me around campus, I’m always the first to take the elevator. I am currently working on my PhD from UGA and hope to complete my degree by December 2018. I moved to Boston just a few years ago from Atlanta and current work at the graduate school as the Assistant Director of the EdLD Program. During the 2017-2018 academic year I served on the Board of First-Year Advisers and this year will be my first year proctoring. I look forward to introducing you to Harvard!
I am a JD/MBA candidate, and an ’07 graduate of the College. As an undergrad, I was student president of the Institute of Politics and a staff writer for Satire V magazine. Prior to returning to school, I worked in management consulting, start-up strategy, and predictive analytics. I served as Deputy Director of NYC’s Office of Analytics under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. I like to bike, cook, and I'm a history nerd, focused on 18th – 20th century U.S. and European history. I am joined by my friendly and faithful hound, Fritz, who likes peanut butter, naps in the grass, and sniffing.
Congratulations and welcome to Harvard! I transitioned to Cambridge from Jamaica, New York, and my family hails from Jamaica, West Indies so Jamaica both ways. I am a recent graduate of the college where I studied mathematics and cultivated interests at the intersection of education, law, and equity. I consider it a great blessing to now serve in the Math Department, teaching and providing support to students in introductory calculus courses. I look forward to meeting and growing with you! :-)
Hello and congratulations on your acceptance to Harvard! I am so excited to join you on this journey. My name is Anna Del Castillo and I am from the warm state of Mississippi. I’m currently pursuing a Master of Divinity focused on racial justice and healing at Harvard Divinity School. I graduated from Tufts University where I studied International Relations and Colonialism Studies. I am passionate about community organizing and I hope to use my work and educational experiences to support movements centered around justice and collective liberation. I love hip hop music, fitness classes, going to concerts, laughing at my own jokes, and eating my way through new places (ya’ll get ready for some awesome food spots in Cambridge). See you on the Yard!
Welcome first-years!! I was born and raised in Cambridge, MA and later went on to attend boarding school and undergrad (Amherst College) all in MA; I'm pretty much a Massachusetts girl through and through. As a result, I'm a fan of all things New England, namely the beach, the Museum of Fine Arts, apple picking and the Boston Ballet. However, my one true passion is eating and I love trying the many restaurants that Boston, Cambridge and Somerville have to offer. When not I’m enjoying the wonders of New England or relishing in a culinary adventure I serve as the Director of Financial Planning and Budgeting at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. I live in Hurlbut basement with my husband, Donald, our 2 year old son, Aiken, and our adorable dog, Sasha. This is my sixth year as a proctor and I am certain that it will be the best because of all of you!