Meet the Guides

MEET THE GUIDES

Meet The Guides

Melissa Balding
Melissa Balding

Class Year at Harvard: 2017
Concentration (Major): Environmental Science and Public Policy
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard College Faith and Action, Varsity Water Polo, Harvard Outing Club Leader, Harvard First Year Outdoor Program Leader, Kirkland House Committee
Favorite Place at Harvard: Kirkland House, of course
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love being able to share about the wide range of interests Harvard students have beyond the classroom, as shown by the range of uses for the different parts of campus.


Filip Bujaroski
Filip Bujaroski

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Computer Science with a secondary in Economics
Hometown: Skopje, Macedonia
Harvard Extracurriculars: In Teaching Fellow for CS50
Favorite Place at Harvard: Weeks Bridge
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Sharing the story of Harvard with people eager to learn.


Bryan Calvo-Herrera
Bryan Calvo-Herrera

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Government
Hometown: Miami, FL
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Model Congress and Candela Dance Troupe
Favorite Place at Harvard: Memorial Hall
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: No two tours are the same and being able to meet people from all over the world


Francesca Childs
Francesca Childs

Class Year at Harvard: 2017
Concentration (Major): Astrophysics
Hometown: Dummerston, VT
Harvard Extracurriculars: Kirkland House HoCo
Favorite Place at Harvard: Kirkland Dining Hall
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Hearing where all of the guests are from!


Anna Clink
Anna Clink

Class Year at Harvard: 2017
Concentration (Major): Statistics
Hometown: Anchorage, AK
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, various other orchestras for musicals/operas
Favorite Place at Harvard: My room in Lowell House, because that’s where all the snacks are!
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: No doubt the puns. A close second is sharing my experiences here with the tourists, though!


Cormac Conners
Cormac Conners

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: Milton, MA
Favorite Place at Harvard: Mather House
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from all over the world


Boris Davidov
Boris Davidov

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Social Studies
Hometown: New York City
Harvard Extracurriculars: Army ROTC, Harvard International Review, Hyperion Shakespearer Company
Favorite Place at Harvard: “That little grey shack over there”
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Introducing my Russian name, saying that I speak Russian, then assuring the guests that I will not be “Russian-g” them through the tour!


Peyton Fine
Peyton Fine

Class Year at Harvard: 2017
Concentration (Major): Electrical Engineering
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Mock Trial, Harvard Model Congress, Basketball
Favorite Place at Harvard: The New Yard at night
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: The opportunity to meet people from around the world


Erik Fliegauf
Erik Fliegauf

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Sociology
Hometown: Hopkinton, MA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Theater, Institute of Politics, Glee Club
Favorite Place at Harvard:Roof of the Graduate School of Design
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Watching Freshman interact with each other in Harvard Yard


Allie Freiwald
Allie Freiwald

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): English with a secondary in Psychology
Hometown: Wynnewood, PA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Student Agencies, Women in Business, PBHA, IOP Women’s Initiative in Leadership Committee, Harvard College Undergraduate Research Association, Visiting Undergraduate Student Ambassador, Harvard Hillel House Life Fellowship, Harvard College Conservation Society, Delta Gamma
Favorite Place at Harvard: Randolph Courtyard in Adams
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: meeting people from around the world!


Kristen Hong
Kristen Hong

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Social Anthropology with a secondary Economics
Hometown: Orinda, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Varsity Water Polo, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Crimson newspaper staff member
Favorite Place at Harvard: Down by the river houses next to the Charles River
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Being able to share my personal experiences from Harvard while enriching tourists with the rich history that Harvard has to offer.


Max Liebeskind
Max Liebeskind

Class Year at Harvard: 2017
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: New York City
Harvard Extracurriculars: Institute of Politics, Fed Challenge team, economics research, Harvard Model Congress
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Yard on a sunny day!
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from all over the world and getting to practice my French and Spanish!


Vanessa Lopez
Vanessa Lopez

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Human Development & Regenerative Biology
Hometown: Brownsville, TX
Harvard Extracurriculars: Her Campus Harvard, Latinas Unidas, Science Club for Girls
Favorite Place at Harvard: Adams House Library
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Getting to tell the stories of this magical university I get to call home away from home


Sufia Mehmood
Sufia Mehmood

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Chemistry with a secondary in History of Science
Hometown: California
Harvard Extracurriculars: FGSU (First Generation Student Union) KDSAP (Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program), SADC (South Asian Dance Company), and the pre-med society. I work as a manager at Lamont Cafe, tutor students as an HSA and BSC Tutor, and love giving tours of Harvard’s campus.
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Charles River because I feel so at peace when staring out at the water.
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: All of the new people we get to meet from all over the place. 🙂


Haley Mullins
Haley Mullins

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Psychology
Hometown: East Greenwich, RI
Harvard Extracurriculars: Women’s Ice Hockey Team
Favorite Place at Harvard: The John Weeks Bridge. It is a great place to watch the sunset/sunrise, and you can see both sides of campus: academic side and athletic side.
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: meeting the people on the tours. Everyone comes from different areas and has really interesting personal and travel-related stories


Elizabeth Quinonez
Elizabeth Quinonez

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Psychology
Hometown: Brookline, MA
Harvard Extracurriculars: ALpha and Omega Club, Harvard College Stories for Orphans, Fuerza Latina
Favorite Place at Harvard: Mather House Library
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: The PUNS!


Justin Sanchez
Justin Sanchez

Class Year at Harvard: 2017
Concentration (Major): Undeclared
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Harvard Extracurriculars: Catholic Student Association, Hasty Pudding Theatricals
Favorite Place at Harvard: St. Paul Parish
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from around the world!


Zaria Smalls
Zaria Smalls

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Electrical Engineering (for now)
Hometown: New York City
Harvard Extracurriculars: Expressions Dance Company, Passus Step Team, First- Year Urban Program Leader, Smart Women Securities, Eleganza Model and Dancer
Favorite Place at Harvard: A tie between the business school library, the yard at Dunster House and Weeks Bridge.
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Getting to welcome visitors to Harvard, a place that I truly think of as home. Tour guiding gives me a daily reminder of how amazing Harvard is.


Derek Speedy
Derek Speedy

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Theatre, Dance and Media with a secondary in Psychology
Hometown: Chester, NJ
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard College Musical Theatre, Satire V
Favorite Place at Harvard: A sunset walk along the Charles
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from all over the world. Each tour for me is like a mini-performance.


Patrick Tan
Patrick Tan

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Statistics/Sociology
Hometown: Carmel, IN
Harvard Extracurriculars: Bari/Beatboxer for the Harvard Opportunes, Counselor for the Chinatown Afterschool Program, Member of the Asian-American Dance Troupe
Favorite Place at Harvard: Leverett Library Theater
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Making people smile and laugh


Liz Terry-Kantor
Liz Terry-Kantor

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Molecular and Cellular Biology
Hometown: West Nyack, NY
Harvard Extracurriculars: composer/orchestrator/music director with the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, dancer/choreographer with the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, Music Director of CityStep, Co-President of the Harvard College Medical Humanities Forum, research
Favorite Place at Harvard: The lobby of the Fogg Art Museum
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Using my theatricality to entertain people in a different and engaging way


Andie Turner
Andie Turner

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Undeclared
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Harvard Extracurriculars: Institute of Politics Education Policy Program, The Crimson, Harvard College Democrats, Undergraduate Council
Favorite Place at Harvard: Annenberg of course! (freshman dining hall)
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Getting to break Harvard stereotypes and seeing the excitement on people’s faces as they tour campus!


Kyle Whelihan
Kyle Whelihan

Class Year at Harvard: 2017
Concentration (Major): Psychology
Hometown: South Hadley, MA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Hasty Pudding Theatricals, Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum (mixed Harvard chorus), Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Harvard Pops Orchestra guest actor
Favorite Place at Harvard: Any of its many stages, particularly Farkas Hall, home of the Hasty Pudding show.
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Making people laughing, and getting to sing, of course!


Vicky Xu
Vicky Xu

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Undeclared
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Harvard Extracurriculars: Bridge, Ultimate, IOP
Favorite Place at Harvard: Holworthy!!
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: The people!!


Tiffany Yu
Tiffany Yu

Class Year at Harvard: 2017
Concentration (Major): Human Evolutionary Biology
Hometown: Honolulu, HI
Harvard Extracurriculars: Expressions Dance Company, STRIVE (mentor for children with sickle-cell disease)
Favorite Place at Harvard: Weeks Bridge
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from around the world!


Catherine Hua
Catherine Hua

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Organismic Evolutionary Biology/Physics
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Harvard Extracurriculars: Microbiome Research, TEDxHarvard College, Running Club, HVIET, Ballroom Dance Team
Favorite Place at Harvard: Widener Library or Hemenway Gym
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: No, I’m not the “stereotypical” Harvard student.. if there even is a stereotypical Harvard student. I love tours because it gives me a chance to clear up misconceptions that people have about Harvard students!


Samuel Huang
Samuel Huang

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard College Consulting Group, Hip-hop dance, JFK Jr. Forum
Favorite Place at Harvard: HBS Class of 1959 Chapel (check out the koi!!)
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Making Titanic puns about Widener


Kaitlyn Greta
Kaitlyn Greta

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Undecided
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: First-Year Social Committee, Yard Athletic Council Representative
Favorite Place at Harvard: Annenberg
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting new people who come from all over the country and world, and watching their reactions as I tell them the history of unique places at Harvard.


Noah Reimers
Noah Reimers

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: Leesburg, VA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Varsity Football Program, Harvard College Consulting Group, Harvard Sports Analysis Collective
Favorite Place at Harvard: Harvard Stadium
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Trying to break the typical Harvard stereotypes and explaining the interesting backstory behind the University.


Jen Walker
Jen Walker

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: Gaithersburg, MD
Harvard Extracurriculars: Club Lacrosse Team Co-Captain, Women in Business, Economics Question Center Tutor
Favorite Place at Harvard: Kirkland Courtyard
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: It reminds me of what a special place Harvard is and how lucky I am to go to school here!


Maggie Beazer
Maggie Beazer

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): History & Science
Hometown: Tooele, UT
Harvard Extracurriculars: Radcliffe Choral Society, College Democrats, Harvard Premedical Society
Favorite Place at Harvard: Sever Courtyard
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: The big Primal Scream reveal at the end!


Cleo Harrison
Cleo Harrison

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): English with a secondary in Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality
Hometown: Costa Mesa, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Captain of the Varsity Water Polo team, writer for Fifteen Minutes
Favorite Place at Harvard: Widener Library
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Getting to work outside, interact with my super awesome and enthusiastic visitors, and experience campus


Tim Haehl
Tim Haehl

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
Concentration (Major): History, secondary field in Government
Hometown: Seattle, WA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Varsity Football, Student Astronomers at Harvard-Radcliffe, Veritas Financial Group
Favorite Place at Harvard: Top of the Science Center, the Loomis-Michael Observatory
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from all over the world and all walks of life, and getting to share a short time with them of my life at Harvard. Always fun meeting new people!


Missy Dreier
Missy Dreier

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Concentration (Major): Psychology
Hometown: Glen Ridge, NJ
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard STAGE, SHARC Peer Advising Fellow, Delta Gamma
Favorite Place at Harvard: The view from the top floors of William James Hall
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from around the world and being reminded of how lucky I am to be at Harvard