I am a Harvard graduate. I concentrated in History and Literature + Government, specializing in American Studies. My Honors Thesis discussed American social movements and identity politics in the 1960s. During my time at Harvard, I served on student government, was involved in various political and journalistic pursuits, including as an editor for the Harvard Political Review and as an author in the Harvard Undergraduate Law Review, and more recently have been very involved in education and youth development programs. For over 2 years, I directed youth term-time and summer programs in Boston related to academic and social enrichment for students aged 6 to 17, and have worked as a tutor specializing in debate and ELA/social studies. I am passionate about language and the power young people have when they learn to yield their voices for good, and I am especially excited about the focus I plan to bring on the young person in the room’s hopes, visions for the future, and holistic plan in fitting their tutoring assessments and test prep into the broader hopes they have for their education and their life!
Education: Harvard University
Undergrad Major: History & Literature + Government
Class Rank: 1
Awards & Honors: National Speech and Debate Association Academic All-American, State Medalist, UIL Speech and Debate - 2nd in Cross-Examination Debate 2019, 3rd in Informative Speaking 2019, United States Department of Education Presidential Scholar, Texas, 2019
Interests & Activities: Speech and Debate (Captain), 2017-2019, Theatre company (acting and drama, lead in multiple productions), 2017-2019, Science Team (District Champion and Regional Finalist, 2019), History UIL Competitive Team (District and Regional Champion 2x), National Honor Society, founder and presiding officer of non-profit Union for Student Collegiate Success (USCS), National Speech and Debate Association Degree of Superior Distinction
ACT Scores: ACT: 32 Composite, Writing: 12/12
AP Exams: 4 Biology, 5 United States Government and Politics, 5 United States History, 5 World History, 5 Comparative Government and Politics, 5 English Literature, 5 Human Geography
SAT Subject Tests: 750 Literature, 720 Biology - M, 770 U.S. History
Other Awards: Institute of Politics Summer of Service Fellow, 2021, Priscilla Chan Stride Service Scholar Award and Fellowship, 2022, High Honors, Distinction in History & Literature Junior Essay, 2022, Labor Committee Honors Lecturer - YDSA Winter Conference, 2022, Youth Leadership Conference - MA Delegate, 2022
Other Interests & Activities: I have been involved in the following positions: 1) as an elected Representative from Adams House in Harvard's student government, the Undergraduate Council, from 2020-2021. 2) been elected and served as the Chair of Harvard's premier leftist organization. 3) served as a policy researcher, later Associate Editor, and finally the Membership Director of the Institute of Politics' Policy Program. 3) written on issues of American culture and politics in the Harvard Political Review, where I was selected to be a column writer for the publication's 'Culture' section in Summer 2021. 4) been selected to various positions within Harvard's public service organization, the Phillips Brooks House Association, and notably the Keylatch community programs.