Resident Tutors

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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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

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

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

Cody McCoy

Dakota "Cody" McCoy

Resident Tutor
A-33
Fellowships (Co-Lead), STEM

Hello!  I hail from Pittsburgh (greatest city in America!) and am delighted this year to be returning to Adams House (greatest house at Harvard!) as a third-year resident tutor.  I am a PhD student in Biology; before Harvard, I completed a masters in Environmental Policy at Oxford.  Before THAT (gosh, I am as old as the hills!), I was an undergrad at Yale, where I spent my free time running track, experimenting with bookbinding, and singing a cappella.  Now at Harvard, I run, experiment with bookbinding, and sing a cappella.  Much has changed.... Read more about Dakota "Cody" McCoy

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
Vinayak Muralidhar

Vinayak Muralidhar

Resident Tutor
J-204
Medicine (Co-Lead)

Hi Adams!  I was born in Pittsburgh but spent most of my childhood in Phoenix, AZ.  I went to MIT ('10) where I majored in math and biology.  I spent one year before med school doing a Master's in social policy at Oxford University on a Marshall Scholarship.  I am now a resident in radiation oncology at the combined MGH/BWH program.  My wife Sheila and I love to play with our puppy, eat, and explore Boston.... Read more about Vinayak Muralidhar

Rumbi Mushavi

Rumbi Mushavi

Resident Tutor
B-31
International, Medicine
Hi Adams!  I was born and raised in Harare, Zimbabwe.  I graduated from Harvard College in 2012 and lived and worked in Mbarara, Uganda for two years before returning to the USA for further studies.  I am a 4th year medical student at Harvard Medical School.  Many of you will recognize me actually; I was a resident tutor in Adams house for 2 years between 2015 and 2017.  I took a year-long leave of absence to complete a research year in Uganda.  It was a wonderful and productive year but I am so glad to be back in Adams with you all.... Read more about Rumbi Mushavi
Sophia Nasti

Sophia Nasti

Resident Tutor
K-304
Fellowships, International
I'm a sixth(ish)-year doctoral student in the South Asian Studies department researching premodern Tamil devotional poetry.  Over the past ten years, I've been back and forth to Tamil Nadu to study these hymns as literary classics and cornerstones of daily religious practice.  I'm an animal lover, camping enthusiast, and avid crafter (my thought when I see something cool: how can I make that??).  My husband and I welcomed our baby girl, Ada Joan, into the world in April and we are excited for her to become a part of the Adams family!... Read more about Sophia Nasti