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


Franklin Civantos

Concentration (Major): Economics

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
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


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!


Meagan Dembicky

Concentration (Major): Language and Literacy, Reading Specialist

Graduate School:Graduate School of Education
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

Concentration (Major): History

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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.


Johnny Fang

Concentration (Major): Social Anthropology

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Hometown: Boston, MA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Radcliffe Asian-American Christian Fellowship, Director for Harvard’s Chinatown Teen Mentoring, and Mentor for Harvard’s Crimson Summer Academy
Favorite Place at Harvard: Inside the Memorial Church with my imaginary wife …
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Being weird. Also, getting to see Harvard again for the first time through the eyes of my tourists and fans.


James Fitz-Henley

Concentration (Major): Undeclared

Class Year at Harvard: 2022
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

Concentration (Major): Social Studies

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
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!


Nate Grenko

Concentration (Major): Software Engineering

Class Year at Harvard: 2020
Hometown: Hershey, PA
Harvard Extracurriculars: Harvard Global Case Competition; Anything going on at the Innovation Lab; Kennedy School Institute of Politics; Harvard Extension Student Association; College Democrats
Favorite Place at Harvard: The chairs in the Old Yard during hot & sunny weather
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: I love tailoring my tours to unique groups. The more bespoke I can make the tour, the more I love giving it!


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!


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)


Sharleen Loh

Concentration (Major): History of Science

Class Year at Harvard: 2022
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

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


Aaryan Morrison

Concentration (Major):Social Studies or History and Literature

Class Year at Harvard: 2022
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

Concentration (Major): Psychology

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
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

Concentration (Major): Psychology (Cognitive Neuroscience and Evolutionary Psychology track)

Class Year at Harvard: 2019
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)


Von Pitts

Concentration (Major): Theater, Dance, and Media & History and Literature

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
Hometown: Cincinnati, Oh
Harvard Extracurriculars: I mostly participate in theater and film outside of class.
Favorite Place at Harvard: The Carpenter Center, the home of the Harvard Film Archive. They play movies made by well-known directors on the weekends and sometimes I go to watch them, because they’re free for Harvard students.
Favorite Part of Being a Tour Guide: Being able to interact with so many different people on a day to day basis.


Hannah Printz

Concentration (Major): Economics

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
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

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!


Milan Williams

Concentration (Major): Computer Science & Physics

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
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

Concentration (Major): Pre-Architecture with CS secondary

Class Year at Harvard: 2021
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


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


Marianna G.

Really enjoyed our tour with Mary Sue (sp?). She’s a graduate student concentrating in education and was full of interesting facts and stories that really enhanced the experience.

Marianna G.

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