Harvard Guides

Anthony Camargo

Concentration (Major): Evolutionary Biology

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Hometown: Covina, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Varsity Football
Favorite Place at Harvard: Dunster Courtyard
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: meeting people from around the country and world. Sharing laughs, memories and stories throughout Harvard Yard always make my day.


Christopher Chen

Concentration (Major): Neurobiology

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Hometown: Sammamish, WA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard University Band, Club tennis/archery, Harvard Veritutor, Experimentors, Late-Night CVS Runs
Favorite Place at Harvard: CVS
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting people from all over the world + most tours start near CVS which is very convenient


Boris Davidov

Concentration (Major):Social Studies

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Hometown: New York City
Harvard Extracurriculars: Army ROTC, Harvard International Review, Hyperion Shakespeare 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!


Sophie DiCara”

Concentration (Major):History

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.


Aidan Fitzsimons

Concentration (Major):Social Studies

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!


Emma Hansen

Concentration (Major):Neurobiology

Class Year at Harvard: 2021

Hometown: Poway, CA

Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard University Band, Harvard Wind Ensemble, HealthPALs, Harvard Undergraduate Beekeepers

Favorite Place at Harvard: The Office of Fine Arts

Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Making people laugh and cringe at the same time with my amazing puns


Julie Harrison

Concentration (Major):Biomedical Engineering

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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!


Julie Harrison

Concentration (Major):Biomedical Engineering

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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!


Alissa Hiener

Concentration (Major):Psychology and Government

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Varsity softball team
Favorite Place at Harvard: JP Licks
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love being able to connect with people on my tours, whether it be through a common experience, having been to the same place, similar heritage, etc!


Kelsey Hoskin

Concentration (Major):Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology & Astrophysics

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
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)


Max Magnum

Concentration (Major):Economics

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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

Concentration (Major):Philosophy and Government

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
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

Concentration (Major):Social Studies & East Asian Studies

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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!


Sufia Mehmood

Concentration (Major):Chemistry, secondary in History of Science

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
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. 🙂


Matthew Miller

Concentration (Major):Undeclared

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
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


Robert Miranda

Concentration (Major):Government

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Hometown: Monterey Park, CA
Harvard Extracurriculars: The Harvard Crimson Editorial Board, Harvard College Stories for Orphans, Mission Hill Afterschool, Small Claims Advisory Service
Favorite Place at Harvard: Andover Hall Courtyard (in HDS)
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Meeting the incredibly diverse and interesting people on our tours that come to visit Harvard throughout the year


Elizabeth Quinonez

Concentration (Major):Psychology

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
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!


Mike Shirek

Concentration (Major):Psychology (secondary/minor in Swedish language and literature)

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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!


Zaria Smalls

Concentration (Major):Electrical Engineering

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
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.


Liz Terry-Kantor

Concentration (Major):Molecular and Cellular Biology

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
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


Samantha Tham

Concentration (Major):Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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!


Carla Troconis

Concentration (Major):Government with a French Citation

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
Hometown: Chapel Hill
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club (currently Treasurer and I act, direct, and do design work), write for the Harvard Political Review
Favorite Place at Harvard: Harvard Art Museums
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Getting to share the quirks and my joy of Harvard with others 🙂


Andie Turner

Concentration (Major):Undeclared

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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!


Jen Walker

Concentration (Major):Economics

Class Year at Harvard: 2018
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!


Yuki Zbytovsky

Concentration (Major):Environmental Science and Public Policy

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Hometown: Kohala, Hawaii
Harvard Extracurriculars: Resource Efficiency Program, Harvard College Hawaii Club, Harvard Running Club
Favorite Place at Harvard: John W. Weeks Bridge during sunset (but not in the middle of winter).
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Breaking the “Typical Harvard Student” stereotype and welcoming people to my home


Brittany J.

This tour was super great!! Rita was amazing! Energetic & full of information about the history & funny stories! I would definitely recommend a tour! Worth it!!

Brittany J.

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