Pre-Med Tutors

Yoseph Boku

Yoseph Boku

He/Him/His
Resident Tutor for G Entryway
Advisor for Pre-Med, FGLI, Race Relations, and the Faculty Dean Retreat
Yoseph Boku was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, but... Read more about Yoseph Boku
Dawn Comstock

Dawn Comstock

She/Her/Hers
Resident Tutor in 20 Prescott
Advisor for Pre-Med, Outings, Beer Seminar

Hi Kirkland House! Looking forward to my 6th year as a Tutor in Kirkland! I'm originally from Minnesota, and graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College where I majored in Biology and Scandinavian Studies. I'm starting my 9th year as an MD/PhD student at Harvard. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, eating brunch, and traveling. I'm excited to play IM sports, hang out in the Kirkland Dining Hall, and have lots of conversations over coffee or tea!
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Julia Pian

Julia Pian

Resident Tutor
20 DeWolfe 48
Tutor In: Pre-Med, Fellowships

Hi Kirkland! My name is Julia and I'm from sunny San Diego, but now call Kirkland home. I graduated from Kirkland in 2015, concentrating in Chemical and Physical Biology, with a secondary field in English. In 2020, I completed the combined Harvard MD/MBA program and am now a physician resident in the Combined Boston Residency Program in Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital. I'm happy to chat about science, medicine, business, and joint degree programs. In my spare time, I am a theater aficionado (always game for a musical sing-along or a discussion of Shakespeare), martial artist and pasta/udon lover.... Read more about Julia Pian

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Rachel Tandias

Resident Tutor
D-11
Tutor In: Intramural Sports, Outings, Pre-Med

Hi Kirkland! I'm excited to be returning for my 6th year as a tutor. I recently earned my M.D. from Harvard Med School and am now a resident physician in the Harvard Ophthalmology (eye surgery) program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear. I've been living in Kirkland since I was an undergrad and graduated from Harvard College with a concentration in Chemistry in 2016. In the House, I'm the proud leader of K-Force Intramurals (the reigning Straus Cup Champions), a pre-med advisor, and a member of the Kirkland Outings team. I enjoy running the steps at Harvard Stadium, trying new restaurants, and watching reality TV. I can't wait to share the K-House love with all of you!

Gupta and Vatsa

Raj Vatsa

Resident Tutor
D-11
Tutor in: Pre-Med, Faculty Engagement, Arts Outings

Hello Kirkland! I'm thrilled to be returning to this amazing community alongside my partner Anika as D Best Entryway Resident Tutors. This year, I'll be a 4th-year student in the MD-PhD Program at Harvard, pursuing my PhD in Health Policy with a focus on maternal health and health disparities. I'm originally from the great state of Michigan (Go Blue!) but came to Harvard for college (Class of '18), where I studied applied mathematics and global health & health policy. Outside of school, I love playing sports, solving puzzles, jamming out to South Asian music, and exploring the outdoors. In Kirkland, I'm excited to continue serving on the Pre-Med Tutor team and to working with Anika on Fridays with Faculty, Senior Common Room events, and arts outings. I can't wait to meet all of you wonderful Kirklanders. Please don't hesitate to reach out at any point!