Resident Tutors

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

Wilson Qin

Wilson Qin

Resident Tutor
Tutor in: Kirkland Drama Society, Fellowships, Outings, STEM Table, website, community kitchen

Hi K-House! I'm excited to serve as your resident tutor of I-entryway along with my friend Stefan. I'm a Computer Science PhD candidate in the Data Systems Lab (DASlab) @ Harvard SEAS (on leave). This year I am spending my time working on a new venture. I first came through Kirkland House with Class of 2015, concentrating in Computer Science. Before the PhD, I was incredibly lucky to have had a broad set of opportunities, including working as a data analytics staffer for a presidential campaign, growing quantitative hedge funds, and engaging with the venture & startup community. I'm happy to chat about STEM research & academia, quantitative finance, tech startups and venture capital, political campaigns, and your creative pursuits in general. I hope to meet all of you throughout this year!... Read more about Wilson Qin

Stefan Rajkovic

Stefan Rajkovic

Resident Tutor
Tutor in: Pre-Career, IMs, Brew Club, Beer Seminar

Hi Kirkland! I'm excited to return to Kirkland this year for my third year as a resident tutor, living in I Entryway with Wilson. I'm currently a software engineer at a local startup , where I arrived after spending two and half years at Microsoft post graduation in 2017. As an undergraduate, I was involved in house committee, intramurals, teaching (CS51 and CS61), and advising (as a PAF for 3 years), and now as a tutor I focus on the Pre-Career team, IMs, and brew club/beer seminar. Outside of that, I like to bike, hammock, and enjoy all that Boston has to offer. Can't wait to meet all of you and welcome you into the Kirkland community!

Amber Rock

Amber Rock

Resident Tutor
Tutor in: STEM Table, CARE, Arts, Music
Howdy! My name is Amber and I'm delighted to be joining Kirkland as a resident tutor! I am a third year PhD student in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. I grew up in Long Beach, CA and completed my undergraduate at Bowdoin College before coming to Harvard. Outside of the lab, I enjoy printmaking, camping, and am a proud member of Bachelor Nation™. At Kirkland, I am a STEM, CARE, and arts and music tutor. I'm looking forward to getting to know you all!!!
Channing Spencer

Channing Spencer

Resident Tutor
Tutor in: Fellowships, Public Service

Hi Kirkland! My name is Channing (she/her/hers) and I'm a PhD candidate in Organizational Behavior, a joint program between Harvard Business School and the Department of Sociology. My research focuses on inequality--particularly gender and race--within organizations and labor markets. I'm an alum of the College and previously worked in the tech and ed tech industries. At Kirkland, I advise on Fellowships and Public Service. I'm also happy to chat current events, bingeworthy shows, yummy eats, good reads, and podcasts.

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Rachel Tandias

Resident Tutor
20 DeWolfe 38
Tutor In: IMs, Outings, Pre-Med
Hi Kirkland! I'm excited to be returning for my 5th year as a tutor along with my best friend Edie. I'm a 4th year medical student at Harvard and part of the Kirkland Pre-Med team. I'm originally from Wisconsin and was in Kirkland as an undergrad, graduating in 2016 with a concentration in chemistry. I'm a die-hard K-Force Intramurals enthusiast and enjoy leading fun Kirkland outings, running the steps at Harvard Stadium, designing Kirkland merch, 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!

Eric Bersin

Kori Zorin Bersin

Resident Tutor
B-23
Tutor in: Wellness, Education, HoCo Advisor, Boat Club

 

Hi Kirkland! Eric and I are very excited to be returning to Kirkland as B-entryway tutors. I grew up near Chicago and completed my undergraduate years at UIUC where I studied Speech and Hearing Science with a minor in Spanish. After that, I received my MS in Speech-Language Pathology from Boston University and now I provide therapy to students with communication disorders in the Watertown Public Schools. When I'm not on the hunt for new therapy materials, I enjoy drawing, reading, and wandering around Boston. I look forward to getting to know you and am always ready to talk about education, health sciences, languages, art, or the relative merits of Chicago vs New York pizza. Ask me why Kirkland's Boat Club features fresh-baked cookies and is not actually about boats.