Wellness Tutors

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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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

Chelsea Messinger

Chelsea Messinger

Resident Tutor
I-21
Fellowships (Co-Lead), STEM, Wellness
Hey Adams!  I am a third-year MD-PhD student at Harvard Medical School currently in my first year as a PhD student in Population Health Sciences – Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Originally from Connecticut, I initially tried to escape the Northeast by attending college in California, but quickly transferred back to the coast we all know and love in order matriculate at Yale College.  While at Yale, I was fortunate to meet some excellent mentors who introduced me to the world of global public health and epidemiological research, and spent my summers studying infectious disease and maternal health in Romania and Bangladesh.  After graduating with a B.A. in History of Science, Medicine, and Public Health, I spent a year in Malaysia studying influenza infection during pregnancy on a Fulbright research fellowship.... Read more about Chelsea Messinger