People

Rekha Auguste-Nelson

Rekha Auguste-Nelson

Senior Resident Tutor
D-11
Senior Resident Tutor, Arts and Design, Bow & Arrow Press

Hey Adams, I'm Rekha!  I received my master’s degree in architecture from the Graduate School of Design in May. I concentrated in history and graduated from Harvard College in 2013.  A proud New Yorker despite 13 years in Mass., I dream of one day setting up shop in Los Angeles, building funhouses.  
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Matthew Burke

Matthew Burke

House Administrator

Hi Adams!  As your House Administrator, I will be working to manage house finances, room lottery and placements, and any other house-related (non-academic) tasks that arise.  Before joining the Adams House team, I worked as a Resident Director at Boston College, where I also completed my master's degree in higher education administration.... Read more about Matthew Burke

26 Plympton Street, C-17
p: (617) 495-2259
Office Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
William Burke

William Burke

Resident Tutor
D-11
STEM (Lead), Careers, Tutor Community, Wellness

Hi Adams!  I live in D-11 with Rekha (my wife) and Beam (my dog).  I’m a graduate student in Professor Katia Bertoldi’s lab in the Engineering School where I study material nonlinearities.  I grew up in Sudbury, Massachusetts before coming to Harvard/Adams House.  Since graduating in 2013, I've been a management consultant, a software engineer, and now a graduate student/tutor.  You can find me in the dining hall or at the weekly Adams House yoga classes.  

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Marina Connelly

Marina Connelly

Resident Tutor
C-16
AMAD-eus (Arts, Music, and Drama), Wellness, Writing

Hello, Adams House!  I come from Melbourne, Australia—I came to Harvard College in 2008.  During my undergraduate years I lived in Mass Hall and Lowell House and sang with the UChoir Choral Fellows.  I’m a G6 in the Department of Comparative Literature now, and study poetry and psychoanalytic theory—my research is in subjectivity in poetics, and the idea of catharsis or clinical benefit in poetry and psychoanalysis alike.  Alongside my dissertation, I’m also studying to become a Lacanian psychoanalyst.  I have experience working in community mental health organizations, in both leadership and support roles.  

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Eleanor Craig

Eleanor Craig

Resident Tutor
L-404
Writing (Lead), BGLTQ, Race Relations

Hello, fellow Adamsians!  I am a graduate of Harvard Divinity School and now Administrative and Program Director and Lecturer in the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights.  My academic interests include critical theories of religion, decolonial thought, queer and gender studies, and converging issues of race/ethnicity/indigeneity/immigration.  I also consult at the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, working with undergraduate fellows and teaching seminars on power and privilege in the classroom.  Outside of Harvard I am a political education trainer with the Asian American Resource Workshop.... Read more about Eleanor Craig

Sheila Enamandram

Sheila Enamandram

Resident Tutor
A-13
Medicine (Co-Lead), Careers, Tutor Social Chair

Hi Adams House!  My name is Sheila Enamandram, and I'm an MD/MBA candidate at HMS/HBS.  I am so thrilled to be returning as a pre-medical and pre-business tutor.  Originally from West Windsor, NJ, I graduated from Yale in 2013 (boola boola!) with a double major in Molecular Biology and Political Science.  I have previously worked across the healthcare sector spanning efforts in public health advocacy, basic science and clinical research, global health-level and hospital institution-level strategy, mobile health apps, international quality improvement collaboratives, and health technology VC.... Read more about Sheila Enamandram

Medha Gargeya

Medha Gargeya

Resident Tutor
G-12
Public Service (Lead), Law

Hiya Adams!  I am delighted to return after graduating in Government from the house in 2014.  Hailing from the proud state of North Carolina, I traded my overalls (just kidding, I still own a pair) for a down jacket and fell in love with the cobblestone streets, abundance of museums and ice cream establishments, and face-numbing chill (I'm serious!) of Cambridge.  After spending a year at Google in San Francisco, I returned to Boston to work for a research firm and study opera at the New England Conservatory.  Now I'm back at Harvard as a third-year at the law school, where I am broadly interested in civil litigation, constitutional law, and law and the arts.... Read more about Medha Gargeya

Sheila Gholkar

Sheila Gholkar

Resident Tutor
J-204
Law (Lead), Wellness (Lead)

Hello!  I’m Sheila Gholkar, a west coaster at heart, and a pre-law and wellness tutor at Adams.  I’m originally from Arizona, where I went to both college and law school.  Interested in public service and economic development work, I majored in economics and Spanish in college.  I worked with a nonprofit and traveled the year after graduation, and soon after, I decided on law school.  After finishing law school, I moved to Boston to join my husband Vinayak.  Since then, I've been working as a public interest law attorney.  I spent two years at a legal aid organization representing low-income Bostonians on issues like access to public housing and food stamps.... Read more about Sheila Gholkar

Naima Green

Naima Green

Resident Tutor
H-11
Race Relations (Lead), Fellowships, International

Hello!  你好!! السلام عليكم ​  I'm Naima (pronounced Nye-ee-ma).  I'm a third-year tutor at Adams, and in addition to serving as the H-Entryway tutor with my boyfriend Christopher, I'm also a fourth-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Government.  Before starting my Ph.D., I served as a U.S. diplomat in Egypt and China.  I spent my weekdays implementing U.S. foreign policy, my weekends exploring exotic beaches and crowded open-air markets, and a few unexpected days dodging very, very large protests.  I'm American-born, but I spent my childhood in Cairo, Egypt.... Read more about Naima Green

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Teresa Grimes

Assistant Manager

Hello Adams House!  I’m Teresa Grimes, I grew up in Boston, MA and now I reside in Nashua, NH.  I’ve been in the food service industry for over 10 years. Prior to coming to Harvard University in August 2017, I was a chef manager with Sodexo.  I currently hold a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. After earning my Bachelor’s degree I switched gears and headed into the food service industry.  This career change has been very rewarding. I’ve always been driven to be involved in food at many levels.... Read more about Teresa Grimes

Samir Junnarkar

Samir Junnarkar

Resident Tutor
A-13
Careers, Fellowships, What Matters Table

Hello Adams!  My name is Samir Junnarkar and I am currently an MBA student at HBS.  I am thrilled to be a Pre-Business Tutor at Adams House.  Originally from San Diego, I traveled up the California coast to Stanford, where I studied economics.  After graduating from The Farm, I was an investment banker at Morgan Stanley, where I focused on tech IPOs.  More recently, I was at LinkedIn, where I focused on business strategy for various groups, including our e-learning business, litigation team, corporate development team, and more.... Read more about Samir Junnarkar

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Amber Kuzmick

Academic Coordinator

Hi Adams House!  As the Academic Coordinator, I help you handle some of the administrative aspects of your academic life.  I remind you of important dates and deadlines, put together your petitions to the Ad Board, process your pass/fail forms, help you make appointments with Adam, maintain your files (including letters of recommendation), and help you reserve rooms in Adams House.... Read more about Amber Kuzmick

26 Plympton Street, C-18
p: (617) 495-2260
Office Hours: M-F 9am-5pm
Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee

Senior Resident Tutor
M-504
Senior Resident Tutor, BGLTQ (Lead), Sophomore Advising Coordinator

Hello Adams!  I graduated from the College in 2007 where I concentrated in History and Science, lived in Currier House (Quad love!), and volunteered a ton with University Health Services and PBHA.  After a stint doing non-profit consulting and evaluation, I went back to school to obtain my master's degree in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health.  Over the past few years, I've mostly been involved in global health education, and some of you may have had me as your TA in any number of global health-themed courses.  Currently, I'm working on a few projects with HarvardX and the Global Health Institute while writing a collection of short stories and hammering out a screenplay.... Read more about Joseph Lee

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Alvin Levarity

Chef / Production Manager

My name is Alvin and I am from the beautiful Island of Grand Bahama, which is located in The Bahamas.  After graduating high school and starting college at the age of 16, I made the decision to make culinary arts my career.  Seeing the effect food can have on people made choosing this profession that much easier. For the past 15 years of my career it has given me great joy and pleasure in seeing the emotions an amazing meal can evoke.... Read more about Alvin Levarity