Resident Tutors

Tyler Alabanza-Behard

Tyler Alabanza-Behard

He/Him/His
Resident Tutor for K Entryway
Advisor for Pre-Law, First-Gen

Tyler Alabanza-Behard (TAB) is a 3L at Harvard Law School, where he is a member of the Black Law Students Association, First Class (an organization for first-gen/working class students), and the Harvard Law Review. TAB was born and raised in Bristol, England. TAB's BA (English Language and Literature) is from Oxford and his MA (Education Policy) is from Columbia. Before law school, TAB taught high school English in Houston, Texas, through Teach for America and worked in strategy and operations at an industrial supply company. Outside of his studies, TAB enjoys playing football ("soccer"), watching sports, and going to the gym.

Eric Bersin

Eric Bersin

He/Him/His
Resident Tutor for B Entryway
Advisor for Fellowships, Engineering/Physics, Brew Club, Boat Club

Originally from Chicago, Eric graduated from Kirkland in 2014, joint concentrating in {Biomedical Engineering} and {Chemistry & Physics}. At Harvard...

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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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Kellen Dugan

Kellen Dugan

He/him/his
Resident Tutor for 20 Prescott
Advisor for Pre-Law, IMs, Kirkland Drama Society, Brew Club
Kellen Dugan is currently a second-year student at... Read more about Kellen Dugan
Christopher Egi

Christopher Egi

He/Him/His
Resident Tutor in E Entryway
Advisor for IMs, Pre-Career, Student Athletes
Chris Egi is the Resident Tutor in E Entryway, and a JD/MBA Candidate at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School. Chris is orginally from the Greater Toronto Area, where he played for the Canadian Junior National Team before going to Harvard for undergrad, where he lived in Kirkland and played on the basketball team. After graduating in 2018, Chris spent three years working in finance and investing in technology startups, with a focus on backing underrepresented founders. In addition to his program at Harvard, Chris is the co-founder of a technology startup. In his free time, he enjoys playing basketball, writing music (hip hop and R&B), and watching movies.
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Anika Gupta

She/Her/Hers
Resident Tutor for 20 Prescott
Advisor for STEM, faculty engagement
Anika is a third year Tutor with the Kirkland family alongside her partner Raj. She's excited to advise in STEM and continue running Fridays with Faculty and Senior Common Room events. Originally from California, Anika is currently nearing the end of her PhD at Harvard and the Broad Institute using single-cell genomics to better understand the genetics underpinning diseases. She studied computer science and biology at MIT for her undergrad ('18), where she fell in love with data science, biotech, and Boston. Outside of lab, she enjoys nature, creating, and spending time with friends and family. She's thrilled to get to know you all!

Kevin Holden

Kevin Holden

Resident Tutor for J Entryway
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
Advisor for Literature, Creative Writing, Philosophy, Arts

Kevin is a poet, a translator, and a scholar of...

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Daniel Kapec

Daniel Kapec

He/Him/His
Resident Tutor for I Entryway
Advisor for STEM, Physics, Mathematics
Daniel Kapec is a postdoctoral scholar at the Harvard Center of Mathematical Sciences and Applications (CMSA). He graduated from Yale College in 2012 with degrees in Physics and Mathematics, and received his PhD in Theoretical Physics from Harvard University in 2018. From 2018-2021, Dan was a member of the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ. Around the house, Dan serves as a STEM Tutor, an Outings Tutor, and as a co-coordinator of the Conversations with Kirkland speaker series.
Katilau Mbindyo

Katilau Mbindyo

Resident Tutor
M-12
Tutor in: Writing, Drama Society

Hi Kirkland!
My name is Katilau (kah-tee-lah-oo).  I am a third year PhD student in the department of African and African American studies researching African indigenous wisdom and environmental humanities. Prior to living in Cambridge, I lived in New York City,  Poughkeepsie, NY, Houston, TX, Huntington Beach, CA, and Nairobi, Kenya. My pandemic hobbies include: long early morning walks, astrology, pop culture (currently in BTS rabbit hole), crocheting, in-home karaoke, and finding and taking care of houseplant friends. 
Super excited to spend this year in community with you all! 

Kadeem Noray and Savannah Noray

Savannah Noray

Resident Tutor
Tutor in: Comedy, Spirituality, Social Sciences/Econ, CARE

Hi Kirkland! My name is Savannah, and I am a fourth year Public Policy PhD student with fields in labor economics and international trade. My research focuses on labor market issues related to immigration and how women navigate having a career and a family. I grew up in a military family, so I have lived in California, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania, and Japan. Looking forward to another wonderful year at Kirkland!