Nicholas he earned bachelors’ degrees in both Computational Physics and Mechanical Engineering at Rice University. He is now pursuing his Master’s in Medical Physics at Columbia University, with which he hopes to pursue radiation therapy for treatment of cancer patients.
Max holds a PhD in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies from Columbia, an MA in Near Eastern Studies from NYU, and a BA in Philosophy from Vassar. An experienced classroom teacher, he currently teaches World History at Poly Prep Country Day School.
Molly received her BA from Harvard, graduating with Highest Honors in English and Theater, Dance & Media. During her time as an undergrad, she was named a Le Baron Russell Briggs Traveling Fellow, an Artist Development Fellow, and a John Harvard Scholar, and spent a summer studying Shakespeare at the University of Cambridge in England.
Fernando is a PhD Candidate in Biophysics at Harvard University. Previously, he completed a BS in Applied Mathematics and Biomedical Engineering from John Hopkins University, as well as conducted research in cancer immunotherapy and single-cell microfluidics, earning multiple research awards.
Maya graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Religious Studies and Political Science and minors in French and Conflict Studies from DePauw University. As a Fulbright grantee, Maya taught English to over 200 students in Morocco. She's currently an MPP Candidate at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Allison is currently a psychiatry resident at Tufts Medical Center. She is passionate about medical education reform and LGBTQ+ mental health. She holds an MD/MPH from Tufts and a BA in Biology and Anthropology fro Washington University in St Louis.
Yael earned a BA in Math and the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard College (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa). In her senior year of college, she began the Harvard Teacher Fellows Program, through which she earned a Masters of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Matthew is pursuing an MD at Harvard Medical School. Previously, he graduated from Roanoke College as the Class Valedictorian, as well as summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.
James currently works as an engineer for Nuvera, a hydrogen fuel cell company in Massachusetts. Previously, he graduated from Syracuse University with an MS in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and a BS in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude).
Shira has over 15 years of teaching experience, both as a classroom educator and private tutor. She holds an MS.Ed in Early Childhood Special and General Education.
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