Meet the Guides

MEET THE GUIDES

 


Ashley Bryant
Ashley Bryant


Class Year at Harvard: 2022
Concentration (Major): History
Hometown: Kensington, CT
Harvard Extracurriculars: I am a Design Arts Executive at the Harvard Crimson and I volunteer through PBHA
Favorite Place at Harvard: The bench outside of Mower (my freshman dorm!)
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love meeting new people from all over the world on every tour


Franklin Civantos
Franklin Civantos


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: Miami, FL
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Investment Association, CIVICS (teaching Boston public elementary school students about US government)
Favorite Place at Harvard: Science Center Observatory
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from all over the world


Meagan Dembicky
Meagan Dembicky


Graduate School at Harvard: School of Education
Concentration (Major): Language and Literacy, Reading Specialist
Hometown: Cincinnati, Oh
Harvard Extracurriculars: HGSE Intramural Soccer Team, Graduate Commons Program, HGSE Christian Fellowship, Lab Assistant at Jeanne Chall Reading Lab
Favorite Place at Harvard: Widener Library
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love meeting new people from all over our country and the world, and then finding common ground with an interest in the unique, rich history of Harvard and New England.


Sophie DiCara
Sophie DiCara


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): History
Hometown: Boston, MA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Womens Club Soccer, Case Team Leader at Harvard Undergraduate Consulting on Business and the Environment, on the Harvard Student Agencies Finance Board.
Favorite Place at Harvard: Charles River when the sun is setting
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Getting to chat with and get to know people I wouldn’t otherwise meet; sharing with people my passion for Boston and Boston sports teams.


James Fitz-Henley
James Fitz-Henley


Class Year at Harvard: 2022
Concentration (Major): Undeclared
Hometown: Durham, NC
Harvard Extracurriculars: Mock Trial, at-risk youth mentoring and tutoring, and providing free small claims legal information to Massachusetts residents
Favorite Place at Harvard: 10th floor of the Smith Campus Center
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting new people and sharing the history of this unique school!


Aidan Fitzsimons
Aidan Fitzsimons


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Social Studies
Hometown: Swansea, MA
Harvard Extracurriculars: A lot of writing around campus
Favorite Place at Harvard: Either Memorial Hall or the shore of the river!
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I adore being a tour guide because I love getting to talk to all sorts of new people and show them the super interesting history of my favorite place in the world!


Julie Harrison
Julie Harrison


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Varsity Water Polo, Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, Project Sunshine, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Beren Rooftop Common Room in Winthrop House
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Getting to spend time outdoors walking around campus and chatting with new people from all around the world!


Kelsey Hoskin
Kelsey Hoskin


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology & Astrophysics
Hometown: Lilburn, Georgia
Harvard Extracurriculars: Club Volleyball
Favorite Place at Harvard: Brattle Street Flowers
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Seeing where everyone is coming from! (since of course the Hahvahd tour attracts people from all over the world)


Sharleen Loh
Sharleen Loh


Class Year at Harvard: 2022
Concentration (Major): History of Science
Hometown: Orange County, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Global Education Movement, PBHA ExperiMentors, Harvard Undergraduate Science Olympiad, Asian American Dance Troupe
Favorite Place at Harvard: Old Yard, on the colorful lawn chairs
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting new people and sharing my enthusiasm for this incredible place!


Max Magnum
Max Magnum


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: Austin, TX
Harvard Extracurriculars: Football
Favorite Place at Harvard: El Jefe’s
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I enjoy being a tour guide because I get to share my favorite parts about my school as well as meet new people every day.


Alexis Mealey
Alexis Mealey


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Joint Concentration in Philosophy and Government
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard College Open Campus Initiative, Harvard Model United Nations, Network of Enlightened Women, Harvard Republican Club, and the Harvard College Centrist Society
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Weld Solarium
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love meeting people from across the country and around the world! I love sharing my Harvard experiences with them, especially young people who are considering Harvard, because I was first introduced to the university on a Hahvahd tour!


Hillary Mclauchlin
Hillary Mclauchlin


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Social Studies & East Asian Studies
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Harvard Extracurriculars: The Crimson, Harvard College China Forum, Peer Advising Fellow, Harvard Chinatown ESL
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Quad–I’m all about Quad house pride!
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I really enjoy meeting people from all over the world and sharing with them the many reasons why I LOVE Harvard!


Matthew Miller
Matthew Miller


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Undeclared
Hometown: Deerfield, Il
Harvard Extracurriculars: Model United Nations, Harvard Political Union, Economics Association, Intramural sports
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Old Yard
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Showing people from around the world the amazing place that is Harvard.


Aaryan Morrison
Aaryan Morrison


Class Year at Harvard: 2022
Concentration (Major): Social Studies or History and Literature
Hometown: Kokomo, IN
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Radcliffe Modern Dance Company, Mentor with Strong Women Strong Girls, Harvard Model United Nations & Harvard National Model United Nations
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love being able to take ownership of Harvard as my home; sharing the history and culture, along with my personal experiences, in front of a group of visitors grounds me and reminds me to never take this incredibly reality for granted.


Annabel O'Hagan
Annabel O'Hagan


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Psychology
Hometown: Richmond, VA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Actor and Producer with the Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Publicity Coordinator for the Harvard College Musical Theatre Association, Varsity Lightweight Rowing Team, Writer for Harvard College Children’s Stories
Favorite Place at Harvard: The European Studies building is absolutely breathtaking! It’s a hidden gem, and not many people think to go inside. Sometimes they hold beautiful organ concerts inside!
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting new people and getting to wear a cool hat.


Emily Pardy
Emily Pardy


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology track)
Hometown: Boston, MA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Club Lacrosse Co-Captain, Strong Women Strong Girls mentor, The Harvard Shop
Favorite Place at Harvard: Mather Dining Hall during Brain Break
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Seeing the look on everyone’s face when they learn something really cool about Harvard (and when they hear our corny jokes)


Hannah Printz
Hannah Printz


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: Boca Raton, FL
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Collegium Musicum, Harvard IOP
Favorite Place at Harvard: My room
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love being able to meet people from all around the world!


Elizabeth Quinonez
Elizabeth Quinonez


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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!


Julia Riew
Julia Riew


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Theater, Dance, Media and Music
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Harvard Extracurriculars: Asian Student Arts Project (ASAP), Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club (HRDC), Club Squash
Favorite Place at Harvard: John W. Weeks Bridge
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Hearing laughter shared by people from all over the world!


Mike Shirek
Mike Shirek


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Psychology (secondary/minor in Swedish language and literature)
Hometown: Hettinger, ND
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Radcliffe Drama Club, Harvard College Musical Theater, Harvard Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Barker Center! It’s super cozy and holds my favorite Swedish classes and my favorite cafe.
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love meeting people who are genuinely excited to be on campus. The excited looks people get as we enter Harvard Yard never gets old!


Julianna Sullivan
Julianna Sullivan


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Biomedical Engineering
Hometown: Westchester, NY
Harvard Extracurriculars: Director of Community Relations for Women in Business;  Expressions Dance Company & competition group, EXP; Chief Financial Officer of my RSO, The TA; and being a member of MEDLIFE.
Favorite Place at Harvard:  The LISE cafe, right by the engineering buildings.
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Learning about the history of landmarks and buildings on campus that I walk by or take classes in every day and getting to share this history with others.


Samantha Tham
Samantha Tham


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Harvard Extracurriculars: Chinese Students Association, Mission Hill After School, Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Organization of Asian American Sisters in Service
Favorite Place at Harvard: Barker Center Cafe
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Being able to introduce a new side of Harvard to people from all around the world who are interested in Harvard! Also, interacting with the visitors is always a highlight of my tours!


Luke Williams
Luke Williams


Class Year at Harvard: 2022
Concentration (Major): Physics & Philosophy
Hometown: Oklahoma, OK
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, The Crimson News Board, Volunteering with PBHA, Harvard Interfaith Forum, Let’s Go Travel Guide Researcher-Writer
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Barker Center Café
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Demystifying the Harvard mystery


Milan Williams
Milan Williams


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Computer Science & Physics
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Women in Computer Science Advocacy Council
Favorite Place at Harvard: Lamont Café
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from around the world!


Wendy Yu
Wendy Yu


Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Concentration (Major): Pre=Architecture with a CS Secondary
Hometown: New Rochelle, NY
Harvard Extracurriculars: Chinese Students Association, Harvard Chinatown Citizenship, Women in Business, Organization of Asian American Sisters in Service
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Eliot Woodshop (yep, our upperclassmen houses have woodshops!)
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from quite literally all over – each tour is its own microcosm of the world at large


Louis Zekowski
Louis Zekowski


Class Year at Harvard: 2023
Concentration (Major): Molecular and Cellular Biology
Hometown: Burbank, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, Club Volleyball
Favorite Place at Harvard: Cabot Basement
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Travelling around the world through all the people I meet!


Michelle Zhao
Michelle Zhao


Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Concentration (Major): Economics
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Humanities10 Mentor
Favorite Place at Harvard: Harvard Art Museums
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: People’s faces when I tell them women and men didn’t receive the same diplomas until 1999