Fellowships Tutors

Juanita Becerra

Juanita Becerra

Resident Tutor
K-21
Tutor In: Fellowships, Outings, Spanish Table

Hola Kirkland ! I am thrilled to join the Kirkland community this year. I am an international student from Colombia starting my third year as a PhD candidate in the History of Science. Before comming to Harvard, I completed my bachelors degree in Physics and Science, Technology and Society at MIT. Outside of academic work, you can find me running-- this year I'll be training for the Disney Marathon--, swimming, cycling, or playing tennis. I am a huge movie fan and love listening (and dancing) to all sorts of Latin music and hiphop. I look forward to work with all of you as a Fellowships tutor and Outings tutor. I will also be supporting Kirkland's IMs teams and will be hosting a weekly Spanish Table: todos estan bienvenidos! I am excited to have amazing conversations with all of you and to work together in creating an environment where we are all welcome and all of our experiences are valued. Read more about Juanita Becerra

Eric Bersin

Eric Bersin

Resident Tutor
L-12
Tutor in: Engineering, Boat Club, Fellowships

Hey KHaus! I'm super excited to return to Kirkland this year along with my girlfriend, Kori. Originally from Chicago, I graduated from Kirkland in 2014, accidentally completing a joint concentration in {Biomedical Engineering} and {Chemistry and Physics}. During my time at Harvard I had the privilege of singing with the Glee Club, the Krokodiloes, and playing viola with the Bach Society Orchestra. After graduating, I spent a year in Munich, Germany on a Fulbright fellowship, where I worked at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics. Accordingly, I'll be serving as a tutor in Engineering, Fellowships, and Music. I'm currently working on my PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, where I'm supported by a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship. My research largely entails shooting lasers at diamonds in order to build quantum computers - or at least, that's what I tell our funding agencies. Outside of work, I love spending time outdoors, volunteering at the Boston Museum of Science, and singing with the Jameson Singers Choir. Come say hello at my office hours or stop by our room in L-12, and let's chat about the superiority of the German Beer Purity Law, interpretations of quantum mechanics, the proper way to tie a bow tie, and the continued relevance of polyphonic Renaissance music in a world fraught with harmonic monotony. Read more about Eric Bersin

Kevin Carney

Kevin Carney

Resident Tutor
N-41
Tutor in: Econ, BGLTQ, Fellowships, Late Open Houses

I am a Ph.D. student in public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and a tutor in N-entryway along with my partner, Spencer Smith. Before Harvard, I completed a master's degree in economics at the Paris School of Economics and worked at the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Santiago, Chile. I also spent a year managing an experiment about remittances in the migrant communities outside of Washington, D.C. In my spare time, I enjoy travel, classical music, and running. I look forward to getting to know you this year! Read more about Kevin Carney

Marcus Comiter

Marcus Comiter

Resident Tutor
E-31
Tutor in: Fellowships, CS, Math

Hi Kirkland!  I'm very excited to return to the house community as the E-entryway Tutor. I'm a PhD candidate in Computer Science here at Harvard, where my research focuses on machine learning, wireless networks, computer vision, as well as public policy relating to technology issues. I graduated from Harvard (Class of 2014) with a joint concentration in Computer Science and Statistics. I'm a native of South Florida, growing up among the alligators a little north of Miami. Outside of work, I enjoy movies, music, following environmental issues (especially in Florida), and politics. I'm also an avid aquarist (I have a saltwater aquarium with a clownfish named Crusty at home in Florida) and can never get enough of the beach. I'm looking forward to another great year in the Kirkland community!

Adora Mora

Adora Mora

Resident Tutor
G-23
Tutor in: Pre-Career, Race Relations, International Experience

Hi there Kirklanders! I grew up in Columbus, Ohio and graduated from Harvard in 2010. Afterward, I spent five years in NYC in investment banking at Barclays Capital and then at an education nonprofit called the Harlem Children's Zone where my focus was on operational strategy and program innovation. I am currently a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School in the MPP/MBA program entering my 3rd and final year. I have one year under my belt as a Kirkland tutor focused on career paths, race relations and study abroad experiences. My first love is dance - I've tried countless forms - and also love to chat about food, share funny stories about my seven other siblings, discuss how to we can improve equality of opportunity for all young people, and learn more about cool and interesting people - like you! Read more about Adora Mora

Spencer Smith

Spencer Smith

Resident Tutor
N-41
Tutor in: Pre-Law, Econ, BGLTQ, Fellowships, Late Open Houses

Hello, Kirkland! I'm a second-year law student and a tutor in N-entryway together with my partner, Kevin Carney. Before I arrived at Harvard, I studied economics at the University of Oxford on a Marshall Scholarship. Prior to that, I worked for the President's Council of Economic Advisers and the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. If you want to talk about economics or politics, come find me! I grew up near the sandy beaches and beautiful waters of Lake Michigan, and I graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011. I'm a Midwesterner through and through, but I love to travel. See you in the dining hall!

Channing Spencer

Channing Spencer

Resident Tutor
M-12
Tutor In: Pre-Career, Race Relations, Fellowships
Hi Kirkland! I’m super excited to be the M-entry tutor, as well as one of your Pre-Careers, Fellowships, and Race Relations tutors. A native of South Florida, I’m currently a PhD student in Organizational Behavior, a joint program between HBS and the Department of Sociology. My research interests include entrepreneurship, organizational change/transformation, and diversity & inclusion. Before starting my PhD, I graduated from Harvard College (Social Studies), and worked at Microsoft in product marketing and Pearson PLC in product strategy for ed tech. Come say “hey!” if you spot me around or sit with me in the D-hall any time! I’d be happy to chat about life at Harvard and beyond, including careers (especially “non-conventional” paths), fellowships, guilty-pleasure shows you’re binging, de-stressing, or anything else you think I’d be able to help with!
Gil Weintraub

Gil Weintraub

Resident Tutor
J-31
Tutor In: Pre-Med, Fellowships

Dearest Kirkland, it is good to be back.  I walked these hallowed grounds as Harvard undergrad with the class of 2010. I concentrated in Human Evolutionary Biology, was a four year member of the Harvard Men's Volleyball team, and almost successfully completed the chickwich challenge my sophomore year.  I attended UCLA for medical school and I returned to Boston as a resident in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program. I am excited to be serving as one of your a Pre-med and fellowships tutors. I am a big fan of sports, hiking, venturing into Boston and of course eating. Looking forward to meeting you!