Meet Our Instructors

The Academies by Harvard Student Agencies proudly employs Harvard undergraduate students to instruct our programs. We carefully select instructors who have relevant and valuable experience in their field of teaching in order to create the best learning experience for our students. Below is a gallery of just some of our incredible instructors and a little bit of background about them. 

Lydia R.

PRE-MED LEVEL I & CODING LEVEL I INSTRUCTOR

Hey guys! My name is Lydia, and I’m a rising junior at Harvard concentrating in Neurobiology! As a premed student, I dip my hands into a lot of extracurriculars: I conduct research in an Alzheimer’s disease lab, provide hands-on patient care as a nursing assistant at a transitional care unit, network with women in STEM as the student affairs chair of Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliffe (WISHR), and help put on the annual Black Health Matters conference as an external outreach member of Harvard University Black Health Advocates (HUBHA)!

EBONY S.

PRE-LAW & POLITICS INSTRUCTOR


Hi! My name is Ebony. I am a rising sophomore at Harvard College planning to concentrate in Government with a language citation in Spanish. On campus, I serve as the first-year representative for Harvard UNA-USA. I am a Crimson Editorial writer for The Crimson. I am also a member of the Black Student Association, Greener Scott Scholars, and the Generational African American Student Association. Currently, I am interning at the Holland & Knight law firm to prepare for law school. For fun, I enjoy writing, reading, playing volleyball, and interior decorating!

Catherine D.

CODING LEVEL I & LEVEL II INSTRUCTOR


Hey guys! I'm a rising sophomore at Harvard College majoring in Computer Science. I am also enrolled at the New England Conservatory through the Harvard/NEC Dual Degree Program, where I am pursuing a Master's in music performance. On campus, I can be found DJ-ing for the Harvard radio station, WHRB, participating in the Women in Computer Science club, and taking as many CS and math classes as I can fit in her schedule. For fun, I enjoy biking, watching movies, and playing with my two cats, Milton and Vancouver!

ANAMARIA P.

CODING LEVEL I INSTRUCTOR

Hi! My name is AnaMaria Perez and I'm a rising sophomore at Harvard looking to study math with a possible focus in either economics or CS. You can pretty much always find me doing something art related whether making earrings, crafting greeting cards, or designing stickers. I also love applying it to making beautiful looking websites through coding!

ETHAN M.

BUSINESS LEVEL I & LEVEL II INSTRUCTOR

Hi! My name is Ethan Myers, I am a rising sophomore currently living on campus at Harvard. I will be concentrating in Economics and minoring in East Asian Studies. I am a member of Harvard's Financial Analyst Club and a Communications Associate with Harvard's Personal Finance and Consulting Group. I'm super excited to teach you all!

Daniel M.

BUSINESS LEVEL I & LEVEL II INSTRUCTOR

Hello! My name is Daniel, and I'm a rising senior studying Applied Math and Economics with a language citation in Chinese. I am originally from Connecticut, USA, and enjoy running and playing the piano in my spare time. My extracurriculars at Harvard have included the Harvard College Consulting Group, where I led multiple case teams to consult for companies in different industries, and served as Managing Director of Campus Insights — a Gen Z and Millennial user and market research firm.

Molly M.

PRE-LAW, POLITICS, & BUSINESS LEVEL II INSTRUCTOR

Hey y'all! My name is Molly M., and I am a rising senior in Adams House. Originally from Dallas, Texas; I am pursuing a joint concentration in History & Literature and Government. On campus, I serve as Vice-President of the Crimson Key Society and the Director of Membership for the Institute of Politics. As a first-generation college student, I am always so happy to talk to anyone about my experiences/advice! I look forward to working with you!

Kara X.

BUSINESS LEVEL II INSTRUCTOR


Hi everyone! My name is Kara X., and I am a rising senior studying psychology and economics. On campus, I am involved in Humans of Harvard College, Consulting on Business and the Environment, and being a Peer Advising Fellow. This summer, I am working at a healthcare consultancy. Looking forward to teach about business consulting!

MARY W.

PRE-MED LEVEL I & LEVEL II INSTRUCTOR


Hi everyone! My name is Mary and I am a rising junior studying Neuroscience on the Mind, Brain, Behavior (and pre-med) tracks. I am a research intern in the Nelson Lab at Boston Children's Hospital where I assist with research visits, pre-process and analyze EEG data, and work with kids! I am also the Co-President of Project Sunshine, a club that volunteers at pediatric hospitals in the Boston area. Outside of pre-med related activities, I love painting and baking. I am super excited to be working at the Academies this summer!

Katie C.

PRE-LAW, POLITICS, & PRE-MED LEVEL I INSTRUCTOR

Hi, my name is Katie C. I am a rising sophomore intending to concentrate in Government with a secondary in Education. At Harvard, I enjoy being involved in Harvard Model Congress, Small Claims Advisory Service, in which we give legal information to those seeking litigation in Small Claims Court, and in CIVICS, where we teach 5th graders about government.

MATTHEW C.

PRE-MED LEVEL I & LEVEL II INSTRUCTOR


My name is Matthew Cole, I'm a rising sophomore at Harvard, and I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing program! My two main areas of interest are biomedical sciences and the arts, so although I will probably concentrate in English, I am still very involved with the science community on campus. In high school I conducted research at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, and I was able to submit my work to the regional and state science fairs, where I won multiple awards. I was also the captain of my high school's speech and debate team. At Harvard, in addition to the sciences, I've found a place in the performing arts communities on campus, including doing stand-up comedy and musical theater. Looking forward to meeting you all!

Katerina N.

PRE-MED LEVEL I INSTRUCTOR


Hi everyone, my name is Katerina! I just completed my freshman year at the College. I am concentrating in Neuroscience with a secondary in Global Health and Health Policy. I am also on the pre-med track hoping to go into neurosurgery in the future. I am really excited to be teaching the Pre-Med 1 academy and sharing my love for science and medicine with other students. As a life science concentrator on the pre-med track at Harvard, I hope I can use all knowledge I have gained to foster excitement and enthusiasm for the subject.

Shannon J.

PRE-MED & CODING INSTRUCTOR (ALL LEVELS)

Hi! My name is Shannon Jordan and I have recently graduated from Harvard with a BA in Biomedical Engineering! In the fall I will be beginning medical school with a focus on bioinformatics, a cool combination of medicine, technology, and coding!

Logan K.

PRE-LAW INSTRUCTOR

Hey guys! My name is Logan Kelly and I'm a sophomore currently on track to concentrate in Social Studies with a secondary in Economics. When I'm not hanging out with friends, I spend some of my time helping Massachusetts residents with their legal troubles through the Small Claims Advisory Service, mentoring high schoolers on public speaking and bill writing through Harvard Model Congress, and reading whatever piece of literature or history I can get my hands on. Can't wait to meet you all!

Alex Z.

CODING LEVEL I INSTRUCTOR

Hi! My name is Alex Zhou, and I am a rising junior at Harvard concentrating in Statistics with a secondary in Economics. I love learning about computer science and data science, and I'm excited to teach this summer!