People

Kendell Clement

Kendell Clement

I studied Computer Science and Bioinformatics at Brigham Young University, and after my graduation in 2009, spent a year in Berlin, Germany studying and doing research. While in Germany, I went on an epic roadtrip 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 three years ago to study medical engineering in the Health Sciences and Technology PhD program at MIT and Harvard. I currently study epigenetics, specifically in development and tumorigenesis.

Kendall Clites

Kendall Clites

A true Texan at heart, I left Austin in 2010 to attend Wellesley College where I studied Music with an emphasis on choral conducting. Now, I orchestrate administrative work as a project manager at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard over in my favorite Cambridge spot, Kendall Square. Outside of work, I spend most of my time outdoors with my husband and our dog, leading the women’s organization at our church, singing with the Metropolitan Chorale and the Boston Pops, and checking out the local options for dairy-free sweet treats. I love sunshine, country music and all things choir, so I’m an easy ticket sell for any of you who will be singing in groups on campus!

Tyler Clites

Tyler Clites

Welcome to Harvard! I was born and raised in New Hampshire, and studied engineering at Harvard as an undergraduate. As a PhD student in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program, I currently have the world’s best day job. I get paid to build robotic legs and design neural controllers for both animal and human patients! If you get a chance, ask me about my goats. After my freshman year of college, I spent two years in Brazil, and am now fluent in Portuguese. My wife Kendall and I were married in 2013. Kendall studied music at Wellesley, focusing in choral conducting, and is an avid pianist. Together we enjoy discovering new restaurants, sailing, hiking, and playing board games. We share our home with a two-year-old Samoyed puppy named Daisy, who is extremely excited to meet you!

Joanna Cornell

Joanna Cornell

Welcome, Class of 2021! Hailing from Maryland, I graduated from Yale in 2012 with a B.A. in Economics and East Asian Studies. After college, I moved to New York City, where I worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and volunteered with Apex for Youth and New York Cares. I'm currently in my third year of the JD/MBA program at Harvard and love traveling, going on adventures, being active, curling up with a good book, and watching trashy TV. I'm so excited for my third year as a Thayer proctor and look forward to meeting you all!

Gabriel Cunningham

Gabriel Cunningham

Hello all, and welcome to Harvard! I graduated as a member of Harvard College's Class of 2013.5 with a concentration in Social Studies. After graduation I moved to Detroit to work in venture capital and entrepreneurship as a Venture for America Fellow. Now I'm back at Harvard as a student at Harvard Business School. I am originally from Takoma Park, Maryland, played rugby on the Harvard Rugby team, and met my wife Amanda in Stoughton as a freshman. I will be living in Straus with Amanda and our sweet, sweet dog Lucy. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Jeita Deng

Jeita Deng

Welcome freshmen!! 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 1 year old son, Aiken, and our adorable dog, Sasha. This is my fifth year as a proctor and I am certain that it will be the best because of all of you!

Ziyun Deng

Ziyun Deng

Welcome, Class of 2021! I am a Ed.D Candidate at the Graduate School of Education, studying Human Development and Psychology. My research is about how children learn their mother tongues and how to help adults learn second/foreign languages efficiently. Outside of academics, the three things I love most are traveling, traveling, and traveling, especially exploring the history, culture, and people's lives of a foreign country. I also enjoy movies, musicals, and almost all kinds of performing arts. Looking forward to meeting all of you!

Maxwell Dikkers

Maxwell Dikkers

Welcome, Class of 2021! I am excited to get to know you this year. I found my way to Harvard from London, England in 2009 and haven’t been able to leave since. As a student here, I was a proud resident of Thayer Hall and then Adams House. A Government concentrator, I spent much of my time outside the classroom involved in Model UN and Intramurals. Since graduating in 2013, I have worked as an Admissions Officer for the College, reading both domestic and international applications. Watching sports, talking politics, trivia nights, and exploring local restaurants all keep me very happy. I look forward to introducing you all to Harvard!

Jaime Drucker

Jaime Drucker

Welcome to the Harvard Family! Though I have called New Jersey, North Carolina and Colorado my home, these Boston winters prove that I am a Florida girl at heart. As am a student at the Divinity School I am deeply immersed in questions of religion, meaning, identity, and justice with a particular interest in how to grapple with these questions in non-religious educational settings. On a more personal note, I confess that I am a pun enthusiast, salsa dancer, green mint chocolate chip ice cream lover, world traveler, and quality hug giver. I am excited to join the incoming freshman class on their new adventure.

Coralie Eggeling

Coralie Eggeling

An undercover Brit from Oxford, England, I graduated from the University of Bath in 2011 with a concentration in psychology. I spent my junior year of college working in a cognitive neuroscience lab in Harvard’s Psychology Department, and immediately fell in love with the place. After graduating, I returned to Harvard, and have been here ever since. I now work in the Alumni Relations and Resource Development office at the Harvard Kennedy School. In my free time, I enjoy doing yoga, and all things outdoors: rock climbing, camping, hiking, running and biking. I am excited to meet you all and help you make the most of your first year. Welcome, Class of 2021!

Keith Esposito

Keith Esposito

Hello and welcome to Harvard! I’m a born and bred New Englander, having grown up in southeastern Connecticut and completed my bachelors in Religion and International Relations at Boston University. After graduating, I spent two years teaching secondary English in Eastern Ukraine with the Peace Corps. I returned to Boston, worked briefly in the startup scene, and am now a Master of Divinity candidate at Harvard Divinity School studying religion and education. In my free time I love riding my bike around Boston, chatting about Soviet history, traveling to places near and far, and playing overly complicated board games. I share my room with my girlfriend and proud Michigander Robin Baird, who works in philanthropy at the Boston Foundation.

Nadia Farjood

Nadia Farjood

Specialty Proctor for Public Service

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Nadia Farjood is a 3L at Harvard Law School and student attorney at the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, where she is Communications Director. She graduated from Harvard College with a Government major and a Neurobiology minor. Most recently she worked at a law firm, splitting her summer in LA and D.C. Previously, Nadia was a Senior Manager at Political Parity, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing women’s political representation. In college, Nadia co-directed Athena, a gender empowerment and mentoring program for low-income high school students in Boston, and was active in the Phillips Brooks House Association. Passionate about politics, Nadia wrote her senior thesis on women Senators, served at the White House, and worked on Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate campaign. She loves first-year students!