Meet the tutors!

Sorcha Ashe '22(she/her/hers)


Concentration: Integrative Biology; English secondary

Harvard House: Kirkland

Hometown: St. Paul, MN


Sorcha loves music-making, singing in the Radcliffe Choral Society, and volunteering with Harvard MIHNUET. She also plays violin and relishes playing chamber music with friends. In addition to music, she enjoys hiking and running outdoors in her free time.

Talia Blatt '23 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Integrative Biology; citation in Chinese

Harvard House: Currier

Hometown: Lexington, MA


Talia loves embroidery, bird watching, and political volunteering! Her favorite quarantine read so far is Sally Rooney's Conversations With Friends.


Ashley Chou '23 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: History of Science

Harvard House: Quincy

Hometown: Boston, MA


Ashley really loves Greek mythology, and she studied it for six years in middle/high school!

Sam Cohen '23 (he/him/his)


Concentration: Undeclared, but considering Economics, English, and Social Studies

Harvard House: Eliot

Hometown: Long Island, New York


Sam is currently trying to take advantage of the online format of school to spend time with friends and see new parts of the country (from Maine to California), but home for him is New York. His favorite hobbies include listening to podcasts (especially on runs or bike rides), playing tennis, doing Yoga, practicing mindfulness, and playing violin and piano.

Alexander Davies '23 (he/him/his) 


Concentration: Computer Science, History secondary

Harvard House: Pfoho

Hometown: Washington, DC


Alexander likes going to concerts (pre-Covid of course) and playing chess. He's currently doing research on AI and computer vision, and he loves Widener library so much that his computer background is a first-person view from a Widener desk.

Sonia Kangaju '23 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Applied Mathematics

Harvard House: Cabot

Hometown: Cherry Hill, NJ


Sonia is an artist who loves creative writing and music composition. She sings, too, and currently serves as the assistant music director for Harvard's Under Construction, a Christian a cappella group.

Jacob Hersh '23 (he/him/his)


Concentration: Applied Math/Economics

Harvard House: Leverett

Hometown: Highland Park, IL


Jacob also works at Harvard's collegiate Model UN conference and his favorite spot/activity at Harvard is walking along the Charles River during the fall.


Amy Jia '21 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology; secondary in Psychology

Harvard House: Leverett House

Hometown: Plano, Texas


Amy loves to travel and has visited 23 national parks across the United State­­s!

Marissa Joseph '23 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: History and Literature

Harvard House: Kirkland

Hometown: Acworth, GA


Marissa is currently a staff writer on the Harvard Crimson editorial board, and is involved in a number of Black affinity organizations on campus.


Nicole Kagan '22 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Economics

Harvard House: Mather

Hometown: Sydney, Australia


Nicole is a junior from Sydney, Australia, who spends a lot of time at Blackbird Donuts. She also enjoys learning languages. She is   currently working on achieving citations in Russian & German, and she has been studying Chinese on the side.

She has also been known to do some stand-up comedy.


Swathi Kella '23 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Social Studies

Harvard House: Pfoho

Hometown: Ridgewood, NJ


On campus, Swathi also writes and edits for the Harvard Political Review and organizes programming for South Asian Americans in Public Service. In a free moment, you might catch her listening to Radiolab, making a mess with paint, or trying to find a way to ship Zinneken's to New Jersey.



Joanna Lau '23 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Neuroscience, secondary in English

Harvard House: Winthrop

Hometown: NY


Joanna is an avid flutist and people-watcher. She can be found playing in Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra & BPYO, writing creatively, and teaching flute. She also admits she's a sucker for musical theatre.



Will Lohier '23 (he/him/his)


Concentration: African American Studies, English

Harvard House: Dunster

Hometown: Brooklyn, NY


William is a self-described perpetually sleep-deprived Brooklyn native, a Taurus, and an artist-at-heart who loves reading and midday naps.



Daphnee Piou '22 (she/her/hers) 


Concentration: Human Evolutionary Biology

Harvard House: Eliot House

Hometown: Wayland, MA


Daphnee's favorite Harvard location is either the Barker Center Café or Eliot Library. Some of her extracurricular activities include being a Coordinator for the Mission Hill AfterSchool Program and the Social Media Chair for Eliot HoCo. Her favorite book at the moment (though it's hard for her to choose!) is Hunger by Roxanne Gay.



Raquel Rivera '23 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: (potentially) Social Studies with a secondary in Ethnicity, Migration, Rights or Spanish

Harvard House: Dunster

Hometown: San Diego, California


On campus, Raquel also works as a Diversity Peer Educator and is involved with the Harvard Ethnic Studies Coalition, RAZA, and Latinas Unidas. Outside of class, you can find her drawing, reading, knitting, dancing, or spending time with her family and her cat, Sunkist.

Eva Rosenfeld '21 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Art, Film, and Visual Studies & Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (joint concentration)

Harvard House: formerly Dudley Co-op

Hometown: Ann Arbor, Michigan



Vanessa Roser '21 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Neuroscience (Studio Art Secondary)

Harvard House: Kirkland

Hometown: Philadelphia


Vanessa loves sci-fi novels, spicy food, and pretending that she can do the 15-minute walk to the Biolabs in 10 minutes whenever she's late.

Rebecca Saul '22 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Mathematics w/ a CS Secondary

Harvard House: Leverett

Hometown: San Diego, California


In addition to being a writing tutor, Rebecca also plays on the Women's Club Soccer Team.


Lavanya Singh '22 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Computer Science and Philosophy

Harvard House: Dunster

Hometown: Fremont, California


Lavanya is interested in the intersection of tech, ethics, and governance. Her favorite spot on campus is the tunnel system under Adams, and her favorite HUDS dessert is the Mississippi Mud Pie.



Owen Torrey '21  (he/him/his)


Concentration: History & Literature, Sociology

Harvard House: Mather

Hometown: Toronto, Canada


Owen is currently working on his senior thesis project that looks at the Mettray Penal Colony — a nineteenth-century institution that relocated young offenders to a rural landscape under its project of moral rehabilitation — to think about how nature was bound up in the emergence of the modern carceral process.



Roanna Zou '23 (she/her/hers)


Concentration: Anthropology with a secondary in Mathematics

Harvard House: Quincy

Hometown: Beijing, China


In addition to being the proud big sister to two younger brothers, Roanna's also a proud Hufflepuff who has recently been way too addicted to the game Among Us.




Eli Zuzovsky '21 (he/him/his)


Concentration: English and Art, Film, & Visual Studies with a secondary field in Theater, Dance & Media

Harvard House: Dudley

Hometown: Tel Aviv, Israel


Eli makes films and plays, writes literary fiction and non-fiction, and currently works as the features editor of the Harvard Advocate. This year, he's writing a creative thesis reflecting on the differences between cinema and literature as artistic mediums.