Resident Affiliates

Alyssa Botelho

Alyssa Botelho

Resident Affiliate
Tutor in: Arts Outings

Hi Kirkland! James and I are thrilled to return to Kirkland House this year. I’m in my fifth year as an MD/PhD student at Harvard, and am pursuing my 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, rock climbing, and the great outdoors (we love hiking/camping). We look forward to seeing you all!... Read more about Alyssa Botelho

Kevin Holden


I'm very happy to continue this year as Kirkland's Writer-in-Residence. I graduated from Harvard College in 2005, after which I attended Cambridge (MPhil), the Iowa Writers Workshop (MFA), and Yale (PhD). I am now a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows, where I am writing about poetry and philosophy. I have published six books and chapbooks of poetry, as well as translations from French, German, and Russian. Here in Kirkland I organize poetry readings and events, and bring writers to the House for dinners and conversations. I help out with the Writing, Fellowships, and BGLTQ Tutor teams. I also host a writing table, where we read texts of our own or by writers we enjoy — everyone is welcome! ... Read more about Kevin Holden


Ahmed Ragab

Resident Scholar

I’m very delighted to live in Kirkland house with my wife, Soha Bayoumi, the Resident Dean, and our daughter, Carmen. By day, I’m the Richard T. Watson associate professor of science and religion at Harvard Divinity School and affiliate associate professor at the History of Science Department, the Standing Committee on Women, Gender and Sexuality and the Committee on the Study of Religion. I’m the director of the Science, Religion and Culture program. I grew up in Cairo, Egypt and received my MD at Cairo University and then received my PhD in history of science at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes in Paris, France. By night (during the baseball season), I’m watching the Red Sox, reading sabermetrics and scouting reports. And on any given Sunday, it’s Patriots time! I’m a diehard Star Wars fan and there is always a new Sci Fi novel open on my kindle. Looking forward to meeting and knowing all of you.

Dina Wang

Dina Wang

Resident Affiliate
Tutor In: Pre-Career, Art

Hi, Kirkland! My husband Rory Lindsay and I are excited to be returning for our fifth year as I-entryway tutors with our golden retriever, Arista. I am the Pre-Career coordinator which means I lead a team of great tutors who are here to help you think about internships and the transition into full-time jobs after college. I am also an Art tutor focused on art-making and art outings. In my life outside Kirkland, I am a Principal at ghSMART, a leadership advisory firm that works at the intersection of strategy and human capital. Prior to ghSMART, I was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company where I worked primarily with healthcare companies. I graduated from Harvard (Chemistry, 2006) and from Harvard Business School (MBA, 2012) where I also completed a one-year fellowship studying disruptive innovation. I love travelling, reading contemporary fiction and bingeing on Netflix. Rory and I are both from Toronto though we met here in Cambridge. I look forward to seeing you all this year!... Read more about Dina Wang