Resident Affiliates

Christine Gant

Christine Gant

Resident Affiliate
L-12

Hi Kirkland! I’m a happy recent graduate of University of St. Andrews in Scotland and a summer newlywed excited to join ‘K’-force with my wonderful husband Philip Gant. At St. Andrews, I read International Relations and Film Studies as part of a joint M.A programme. I’m interested in media and law, so in recent years, I’ve worked at South Korea’s national broadcasting system KBS, a small media and culture content startup, as well as USC’s Media Diversity and Social Change Initiative (MDSCI). This year, I will be continuing to work as a research fellow at Centre for Global Constitutionalism in St. Andrews. In Kirkland, I’ll be helping out with International Experience, Korean and Japanese language tables, and Late Open Houses. Please drop by L-Entryway for a friendly chat, to de-stress or to share in my love of food, fashion, and horseback riding. I can’t wait to get to know you all!… Read more about Christine Gant

Kevin Holden

Kevin Holden

Poet-in-Residence
I-27

I'm very happy to continue this year as Kirkland's Poet-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 in 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 I plan to bring writers to the House for dinners and conversations. 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

Marie Keil

Marie Keil

Resident Affiliate
20 DeWolfe 38

Hey Kirkland! I'm the Resident Affiliate in DeWolfe where I live with my roommate and HoCo great-grandmother Kelly Bodwin. By day, I serve as the Fellow for First-Year programs in the Freshman Dean's Office, where I work on social and residential programming to support students in their first year at Harvard. By night, I'm a Kirkland Intramural Crew fanatic (we're always recruiting!), Beer Seminar TF, and Bob's biggest fan. I graduated from Harvard (and Kirkland) in 2014 with a degree in Chemistry and Archaeology, then went abroad for a Master's degree at Oxford. In my spare time, I love to eat, row, bake, powerlift, knit, and eat. You can find me in the dining hall most nights, where I'm happy to talk about study abroad, graduate school, chemistry, intramurals, or Kate Walzcewski's latest antics.… Read more about Marie Keil

Ahmed Ragab

Ahmed Ragab

Resident Scholar
D-21

I’m very delighted to be joining Kirkland house community 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 also direct 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. At Kirkland, I’m excited to start and run the new Hicks Club. Inspired by, largely located in, and named after the Hicks House Library, the Club, which is starting this year, is a place to read, watch and chat about science fiction, history and horror and also to explore the Hicks’ vinyl collection. If you are interested in joining the Club or have new ideas, do let me know. I also hope to be a resource for those of you interested in the history of science, medicine and religion.

Dina Wang

Dina Wang

Resident Affiliate
I-41
Tutor In: Pre-Career, Art

Hi, Kirkland! My husband Rory Lindsay and I are excited to be returning as I-entryway tutors with our golden retriever, Arista. I'm also one of your pre-career coordinators (with Lumumba Seegars) and excited to help many of you successfully nail summer internships and transition into your first full-time jobs post-college. I am also an art tutor—if you need more painting or drawing in your life come find me! In my life outside Kirkland, I am a Principal at ghSMART, a leadership advisory firm that works with leaders of public and privately owned organizations on issues at the intersection of strategy and human capital. Prior to ghSMART, I was an Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company where my focus was in healthcare. I graduated from Harvard in 2006 (Chemistry) and got my MBA at Harvard Business School in 2012, followed by a fellowship at HBS in disruptive innovation. I'm always up to talk dogs, books, and current events. I'm looking forward to meeting you all this year!… Read more about Dina Wang