Pre-Med Tutors

Alyssa Botelho

Alyssa Botelho

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

Hi Kirkland! James and I are thrilled to join Kirkland House this year. I’m starting my third year as a MD-PhD student at Harvard, and will be pursuing graduate work in the History of Science department. Before starting medical school, I graduated from Harvard College and spent one year working as a reporter in Boston. I’m originally from Davidson, North Carolina and hail from a family of classical musicians. James and I are always happy to chat about graduate school, professional school, and the great outdoors (we love hiking/camping). We look forward to meeting you all! Read more about Alyssa Botelho

Mai Anh Huynh

Mai Anh Huynh

Resident Tutor
F-31
Tutor In: Pre-Med

I was born and raised in Evansville, IN--a year to the day my family left Vietnam as part of a wave of "boat people." A Hoosier at heart, I nevertheless like Harvard enough to stay on at HMS for my MD-PhD after graduating from Kirkland in 2004. I spent my undergrad summers doing my thesis research in structural biology in Cambridge, UK. I did my PhD in Neurobiology, my intern year at Mass General Hospital, and am currently in my fourth year of residency in the Harvard Radiation Oncology Program. Throughout all of these phases of training, my role as a Kirkland House tutor has been a welcome constant in my life, and I continue to enjoy being of help however I can. Please feel free to come chat with me about anything and everything, whether it's medicine, research, celebrity gossip, or whatever else is on your mind.

Sarvagna Patel

Sarvagna Patel

Resident Tutor
M-12
Tutor In: Pre-Med, Chemistry

Hey there Kirkland House! I’m the M-entry resident tutor as well as one of the pre-med tutors. Originally from India and New Jersey, I am MD student in the joint HST program between HMS and MIT. I am currently taking a research year between by 3rd and 4th years of med school.  I graduated from Harvard (and Kirkland!) in 2013 and concentrated in MCB with a GHHP secondary. During my undergraduate years, I spent most of my time on Dharma, the Hindu Students’ Association, teaching/tutoring various chem courses, and Alzheimer’s disease research at Brigham and Women’s. I also got to spend a summer in Chile! During med school, I've done some translational research related to the treatment of neuroblastoma at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and served on a medical education curriculum committee. I have interests in science education, and sports (especially the Red Sox!). I'm also a huge TV and movie watcher.  Please do say hello if you spot me or sit with me in the D-Hall any time! I’m looking forward to meeting everyone in Kirkland, a true home away from home. Read more about Sarvagna Patel