Specialty Proctors

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In addition to their regular duties in the entryways, specialty proctors are responsible for providing class-wide programming in a variety of areas including race relations, LGBTQ life, public service, and CAARE (consent, assault awareness, and relationship education).

Joanna Cornell

Joanna Cornell

Specialty Proctor for Race Relations

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Welcome, Class of 2020! 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 second 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 second year as a Thayer proctor and look forward to meeting you all!

Nadia Farjood

Nadia Farjood

Specialty Proctor for Public Service

Nadia Farjood, a 2L at Harvard Law School, graduated from Harvard College with a major in Government and a minor in Neurobiology. Most recently she worked at Political Parity, a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization advancing women’s public service leadership. As an undergraduate, she co-directed Athena, a gender empowerment and mentoring program for low-income high school students in Boston, run through the Phillips Brooks House Association. Passionate about politics, Nadia wrote her senior thesis on women Senators’ paths to office, served at the White House, and worked on Elizabeth Warren’s U.S. Senate campaign. Nadia serves on the American Planning Board of Humanity in Action and on the Advisory Councils of Running Start, Beantown Society, and Legal Momentum. She loves first-year students, Shonda Rhimes, and social justice.

Bryce Gilfillian

Bryce Gilfillian

Specialty Proctor for CAARE

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Welcome to Harvard, Class of 2020! Though I'm originally from a farm in small-town southeast Texas, I haven't been able to leave Harvard after graduating in the class of 2012. While I was a student at the College, I lived in Pforzheimer House, studied History and Classics, and spent far too much time in various kitchens and theaters throughout campus. Now I work as an Admissions Officer for the College, so forgive me if I already know an uncomfortable amount of information about you. I'm not a stalker - just doing my job! In my free time, I watch a lot of movies and television, and cook far more than I should. I'm looking forward to sharing both baked goods and Yard life with y'all!

Nefyn Meissner

Nefyn Meissner

Specialty Proctor for BGLTQ

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Welcome to the community, y’all! I was born and raised in the rural South and earned my B.A. at the University of Virginia. After college, I moved to Jamaica Plain for an educational fellowship and then came to Cambridge to earn my Ed.M. in Human Development and Psychology here at Harvard. I am currently an Assistant Director of Admissions at Harvard Law School, volunteer for a few youth organizations in the area, and have also worked as a Teaching Fellow for the Government Department. Although I miss the warmth, good (read: spicy, greasy, fried) food, and pace of life down South, Cambridge is an awesome place to be. Looking forward to having y’all join the community here!

Amanda Morejon

Amanda Morejon

Specialty Proctor for CAARE

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My name is Amanda and I am a law clerk in the Massachusetts Appeals Court. I graduated from Harvard Law School in 2016 and Harvard College in 2013. In law school, I represented victims of domestic violence in domestic disputes with the Harvard Legal Aid Bureau, advocated for Boston residents in public housing hearings through the Tenant Advocacy Project, served as a line editor for the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and interned at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office.

Before law school, I interned at the American Civil Liberties Union and Teach For America. In college, I worked as a rape crisis counselor with Response Peer Counseling, mentored with the Athena Program, and played soccer. Because of Response and the Athena Program, I teach workshops on domestic violence, relationship abuse, and healthy relationships. I live in Straus B with my fiancé and puppy, and love playing soccer and cooking. Harvard has become my home and I am excited to share it with you all!

Lispeth Tibbits-Nutt

Lispeth Tibbits-Nutt

Specialty Proctor for BGLTQ

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Hi! Welcome to the best entryway in the Yard! I'm a doctoral student (A.B.D.) in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, where I study medieval Arabic-language intellectual history. Beyond my time in academia, I've worked at a quantitative hedge fund, run a community art gallery, changed oil and rotated tires, and joyfully tortured students as a high school math teacher. I also have a degree in visual arts, and like to build moderately useful things out of wood. My wife Monica serves as a proctor alongside me, and we are very much looking forward to getting to know all of you! Also, we have two dogs (P.Nutt the Old English Bulldog and JoJo the Crazed Husky mix), and they are happy to provide free pet therapy in exchange for being allowed to lick your face.

Monica Tibbits-Nutt

Monica Tibbits-Nutt

Specialty Proctor for Race Relations

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I grew up in a small farm town in northern Indiana. I received my BS in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Southern Indiana and my Master's in City & Regional Planning from the Ohio State University. After grad school, I initially moved to Boston to work for the MBTA, and I am now the Executive Director of a transportation & urban design company, as well as sitting on the Boards of both MassDOT and the MBTA. My wife Lispeth is also a proctor, and along with our two dogs, we call Holworthy West (HoWe) home. I spend most of my free time designing & collecting toys, making maps, and binge watching shows about game wardens.

Joe Vitti

Joe Vitti

Specialty Proctor for BGLTQ

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Welcome class of 2020! I'm a Boston native who completed his undergrad in philosophy here in 2010. After a brief stint on the West coast I came back to pursue a degree in OEB. My research looks at patterns of genetic data to infer natural selection in human populations. I'm always up for chatting about biology, philosophy, religion, science policy, and beyond, so say hello! I'm also one of the BGLTQ specialty proctors and am here to talk about gender and sexuality on campus. I look forward to meeting you!