Non-Resident Tutors

Amy Alemu

Amy Alemu

Non-Resident Tutor
Humanities/Art
Hey Eliot! Class of '14 graduate here, history concentrator and Darwin's aficionada. Harvard snowpocalypses didn't phase me, so I spent last year in Cambridge working for the Cooper Gallery, an art gallery on campus affiliated with the Hutchins Center for African and African American research. There, I worked on multimedia projects with our exhibitions. Now, I'm beginning as a PhD grad student in African and African American Studies (primary field in history), still with an unwavering love for HUDS Level-4 coffee. Let's talk about careers in the arts and humanities, web design, Living Room, HMC, study abroad, or how to build IKEA furniture!
Patrick Behrer

Patrick Behrer

Non-Resident Tutor
Fellowships

Hi Eliot! I’m thrilled to be joining Eliot again as a non-resident tutor. My girlfriend Katie and I graduated from Eliot in 2010 and 2009, respectively, and are so excited to be back in Cambridge. I’m originally from Pittsburgh, PA. I concentrated in economics as an undergrad and I’m back to do a PhD in public policy. Between then and now I’ve travelled throughout South America and the Caribbean, lived in New Zealand for a year as a Fulbright, worked as a research assistant, and spent two years in Colorado completing my master’s degree. My passion is the environment and my work focuses on how economics can shape better conservation policy. 

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John Du

John Du

Non-Resident Tutor
Economics, Business

I am thrilled to be rejoining the Eliot community as a non-res tutor! I graduated from our dear Domus in 2012 and have been living near Davis Square working as a product manager for the life sciences division of Corning Incorporated (some of you might be familiar with my company's best known product: Gorilla Glass, which is the cover glass that protects your iPhones, iPads, Android devices, etc.) 

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Daniel Green

Daniel Green

Non-Resident Tutor
Biology

Domus! I’m a graduate student in the department of Human Evolutionary Biology. I do fieldwork in the Turkana Basin, northern Kenya, and use fossils and isotope geochemistry to study the ecology of our ancestors. When not in Kenya, I’m working in the Peabody Museum on campus here, or hanging out at Eliot! Besides studying human origins, I also love being outdoors, reading and talking about poetry or good books, keeping up with the news, and cooking.

Nicole LeBlanc

Nicole LeBlanc

Non-Resident Tutor
Psychology

Hi everyone! I’m Nicole – a Ph.D. student in clinical psychology here at Harvard and a new non-resident tutor at Eliot House. I was born and raised in Massachusetts and attended college just down the road at Tufts University. I started graduate school at Harvard in 2012 and am now in my third year. My research focuses on psychological disorders that sometimes arise following stressful life events (e.g. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you are considering a future career in psychology or another mental health profession and have questions! 

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Leah Reis-Dennis

Leah Reis-Dennis

Non-Resident Tutor
Music and Arts

Hi Domus! I'm thrilled to come back to Eliot after a few years away. I graduated in 2013 with a degree in History and Literature, and have since been working on Poetry in America, a multimedia initiative aimed at making American poetry more accessible and engaging to the general public--- first with HarvardX, and most recently with the Harvard Graduate School of Education and WGBH Television. In my undergrad years, I sang with The Opportunes, VoxJazz, and The Nostalgics, a Soul and Motown band. I also love to swim, talk about feminism, and compete in triathlons.

Michael Tworek

Michael Tworek

Non-Resident Tutor
History

Hi Eliot! I’m thrilled to be joining Eliot House as the non-resident tutor in History. I recently finished my PhD in Early Modern European history at Harvard. I have moved a little way “up” the road to a new position as a lecturer in History and Literature. Raised in Poland and Texas, I have lived the last seven years in the Cambridge/Somerville area. History has always played a major role in every part of my life—from where I have lived to what I have studied. My own research on the history of study abroad (Yes, it has a history!) in the sixteenth-century Europe has led me to archives, libraries, and cafes across the continent. My passion for the study and teaching of history comes largely from my belief that studying history at Harvard prepares a person for life, not just for one’s first job, through the writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills it teaches. In addition to history, my other interests include piano, literature, comic books, cooking, travel, film, and fitness. I look forward to meeting and chatting with you about these subjects and many more.