Meet the GCP Teams

Meet the GCP Teams

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Professor Christopher Winship & Nancy Winship - Faculty Directors

Chris Winship is the Diker-Tishman Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and also a member of the Harvard Kennedy School’s senior faculty.  His research spans a wide variety of fields from the development of statistical models for assessing causality, the application of the philosophical field of pragmatism to sociology, ethnographic work study partnerships in Boston to deal with gang violence between the police and a group of black inner city ministers known as the Ten Point Coalition, to the study of effects of education on mental and test taking ability. He is co-director of the Boston Area Research Initiative, an inter-university effort to provide highquality research to inform local policy decision- making. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Harvard in 1977. Prior to coming back to Harvard in 1994, he was professor of Sociology, Statistics, and Economics at Northwestern University. He is an avid tennis player.  

Nancy K. Winship

Is the senior vice president for Institutional Advancement and a member of the President’s Cabinet at Brandeis University.  During her tenure at Brandeis, Nancy has quadrupled the University’s yearly fundraising total and planned and implemented the first comprehensive campaign in the University’s history.  She received her B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, summa cum laude, and pursued graduate work in Sociology (ABD) at Harvard University. Chris & Nancy support the Garden Area community and reside in beautiful 29 Garden Street. 

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Lisa started her career at Harvard in the Facilities Group at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study before transitioning to Harvard Housing in 2008.  She is currently the Associate Director for Graduate Commons and is responsible for programming in all Graduate Commons properties, overseeing nearly 300 events each year.  Lisa previously spent 5 years as a management consultant at Accenture, working for clients such as NYU, University of Chicago, and The Ohio State University, before returning to graduate school to begin her career in Student Life. She acts as the student service contact for all Harvard graduate schools and provides invaluable Boston/Cambridge info as well.

Lisa has a BA in Political Science and an MA in Education. She loves to explore New England, attends yoga classes when she can, and is a fan of the local live music scene. She also loves to talk about her three nieces and her hometown of Chicago.

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Tara Bartley - Senior Program Manager

Tara works closely with Faculty Directors, Chris & Nancy Winship, the Community Advisors, the Resident Assistants in the Cronkhite Graduate Center, and the Family Programmer's. Tara is excited to work alongside her fellow GCP team members to build community in the Garden Area.

Tara has a BA in Political Science from Merrimack College and an MA in Higher Education with a concentration in Student Affairs from Boston College. Originally from Maine, she enjoys spending time by the ocean with a wicked good book and an ice coffee. She has an affinity for all four legged friends especially golden retrievers. Tara is also an avid traveler and is currently planning her next adventure to East Africa. 

Melissa Mikail- Community Advisor

I am a third year student at Harvard Law School. I am originally from Egypt, but my family currently lives in Redlands, CA. I will be returning to California post-graduation and hope to someday work in Public Interest serving immigrants and underserved communities. I love cooking - especially Middle Eastern dishes, playing basketball, and watching legal thrillers. I am excited to join the GCP team and looking forward to serving the community over the next year.

 

Sydney Montgomery - Community Advisor

Sydney is a second year student at Harvard Law School. Prior to coming to law school, Sydney received an A.B. in English and a certificate in French from Princeton University. Originally from the Montgomery County, MD area, Sydney enjoys dancing, playing the piano, and exploring different cuisines. Sydney is excited to be a part of the GCP Community. 

Emily Mower & Jake Mower - Community Advisors

Hi! We are Emily and Jake Mower (rhymes with power) and this is our third year in Holden Green. We are really excited to be community advisors! Emily is a PhD student in Public Policy and Jake works in Boston at a company that invests in renewable energy and other sustainable projects. We've been in Cambridge for about 5 years now, so we would love to share our favorite spots with you if you're new to the area and looking for good food (try Dave's or Forge) or fun activities (like climbing at BKB)!

Jorge Onieva & Nina Dinjaski- Community Advisors

Jorge is a software engineer and he recently started his PhD in biomedical imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He served as CTO in a startup company in Madrid, Spain before coming to Cambridge. Nina recently started her new position at tech transfer office as licensing associate. Previous to that she held a joint postdoctoral scholar appointment at MIT and at Tufts University. Jorge and Nina met in Madrid, where Nina came from Serbia to do her PhD in molecular microbiology. In 2013 they decided it's time for new adventures and came to Cambridge (despite the opposition of Bubbles the cat, she's not a fan of long flights).

Tara Sowrirajan – Community Advisor

Tara is a PhD student in computer science working on an artificial pancreas for diabetes treatment. She is originally from Colorado and spent the last four years at Caltech enjoying the palm trees! Tara loves singing, dancing, and exploring nature. She loves being with people and is really excited to meet everyone!

Diane Tran- Community Advisor    

I'm originally a Texan and currently a 3L at the law school. I'm an avid baker, so if anyone ever wants some fresh treats, stop on by! I also love barre class and international backpacking.

Francesca Cipriani- Cronkhite Resident Advisor

Hi my name is Francesca, but I am open to nicknames that are any variation of that; Fran, Frankie, Franchie, etc. I am a second year Divinity School student. I am from the Jersey Shore and I love fried food and dancing. I like beer and going to local breweries, but I honestly do not know much about beer; I just enjoy drinking it. When I am at my most interesting I like designing and printing tee-shirts. When I feel lazy, I watch GOT, Studio Ghibli films, Insecure, Orange is the New Black, Steven Universe, and American Gods. If you see me in the kitchen please feel free to say hi :) 

Jeremy James- Cronkhite Resident Advisor

Jeremy joins Harvard from sunny Sydney, Australia where he was a life guard over summers at his local beach, Bondi. He is pursuing a Master of Design (Real Estate Finance) at the Graduate School of Design and participates in two rowing teams. His passions include sport, travel, and the outdoors. In 2012, he completed a 600 mile trek through rural Spain.

Elam Jones- Cronkhite Resident Advisor

Elam is a M.Div. candidate at the Divinity School, hailing from the great city of Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently an officer and candidate for chaplaincy in the US Navy. In addition, Elam enjoys good food and good people; and in his spare time, he likes to travel and play tennis.

Sibella Matthews- Cronkhite Resident Advisor

Sibella is in her second year of a Master in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School and is passionate about child welfare and juvenile justice reform. Originally from Sydney, Australia, Sibella is still struggling with U.S. terminology so please forgive her when she says "lift" instead of "elevator" or "bin" instead of "trashcan"! Prior to her move to Cambridge, Sibella worked as a lawyer and policy advisor to a state Attorney General. In her spare time, Sibella enjoys exploring Boston, real crime podcasts and finding new music. Sibella is the RA for 2nd floor Brattle.

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Kate Lynch & Anh Nguyen - Family Programmers

Kate and Anh met at Harvard long ago, when they both spent a summer teaching English to refugee children for the Phillips Brooks House Association student public service group. Now they’re back at Harvard along with their infant son while Kate pursues her doctorate. Kate is a 4th-year doctoral student in education at Harvard GSE, where she studies education policy and STEM teaching and learning. She is a native Bostonian and has lived in Cambridge/Somerville for over 12 years. Anh is a software engineer with interests in 3D simulation and new technologies. He hails originally from Vietnam by way of Boston/western Massachusetts/southern California. Kate and Anh are excited to be seeing Harvard and Cambridge through new eyes with children Ben and Emma.

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Siri Powell - Family Programmer

Siri  is mom to two energetic boys (5 and 2), wife to one busy law student, and the creator of a happy home. She gets to stay home with her two boys and loves watching their bright little minds at work. In her spare time she is a photographer, but mostly ends up taking thousands of pictures of her own family. She and her husband are originally from Idaho, and grew up climbing the Rocky Mountains, picnicking in Yellowstone National Park, and generally spending a lot of time outdoors. After her husband, Curtis, completed a PhD in Biological Chemistry at the University of Michigan, he decided law school sounded fun, so off to Cambridge they came. They have been married 10 years and look forward to a life after school.

 

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Professor Jim Hogle & Doreen Hogle, J.D - Faculty Directors
 

Professor Hogle is the Edward Harkness Professor of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Harvard Medical School, where his group explores the structure and function of viruses and viral proteins. He is also Chairman of the Biophysics Program, and is an avid fly fisherman.

Doreen Hogle, J.D.
Doreen is a partner at HoustonHogle LLP, a law firm specializing in intellectual property law. Doreen’s practice is focused in the biotechnology area, and she is active in a number of professional intellectual property organizations such as the Boston Patent Law Association (past-president) Association of University Technology Managers and the Licensing Executive Society. Law is a second career for Doreen and prior to entering the legal profession she had extensive experience in biological research in both the academic and industrial areas. Doreen also enjoys gardening and reading.

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Lisa started her career at Harvard in the Facilities Group at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study before transitioning to Harvard Housing in 2008.  She is currently the Associate Director for Graduate Commons and is responsible for programming in all Graduate Commons properties, overseeing nearly 300 events each year.  Lisa previously spent 5 years as a management consultant at Accenture, working for clients such as NYU, University of Chicago, and The Ohio State University, before returning to graduate school to begin her career in Student Life. She acts as the student service contact for all Harvard graduate schools and provides invaluable Boston/Cambridge info as well.

Lisa has a BA in Political Science and an MA in Education. She loves to explore New England, attends yoga classes when she can, and is a fan of the local live music scene. She also loves to talk about her three nieces and her hometown of Chicago.

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Amanda Sharick - Program Manager

Amanda has an MA in English from the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and is on track to receive her Ph.D. in English from the same institution in 2016. Over the last six years, Amanda has taught, tutored, advised, and mentored undergraduate and graduate students at UCR, Newbury College and Harvard Divinity School. In her spare time, Amanda loves to read and write about novels, take Zumba classes, and binge-watch Netflix series. (She’s also a fan of the Oxford comma.)

Originally from Southern California, Amanda became a member of the GCP community (as a resident) in 2012. From 2013-2016, Amanda served as a Community Advisor and then Family Programming Community Advisor before joining the GCP professional staff in March 2016. Given the different roles Amanda has held within GCP, she plans to draw on her experiences to enhance and diversify programming offered by the Graduate Commons moving forward.

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Elissa Badique - Community Advisor

Elissa Badique, (E for short), hails from California and has been a resident of Peabody Terrace for three years. This is their 2nd year as a community advisor. E's interests include games, costumes, food, dance, and fandom (especially for TV shows). Moving here to Harvard is challenging, so E aims to help create a warm, welcoming environment and strong support network for everyone, including fellow LGBTQ+ individuals and partners/spouses of Harvard affiliates

Sonya Bhatia - Community Advisor
Sonya is a fourth year graduate student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program (BBS) under GSAS. She currently studies the export of gene silencing signals in worms. She is also a proud graduate of Smith College. In her free time Sonya loves to travel, cook, and try out new eateries in Boston. One day, she dreams of owning a golden retriever.
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Eric Fredrickson - Community Advisor

Eric is a Ph.D. student in GSAS focusing on the ancient Middle East, in other words, your local resource for questions like: Who wrote the Bible? or Did aliens build the pyramids? When Eric is not busy studying hieroglyphic inscriptions in the deep recesses of Widener library or discussing the implications of probability theory for the humanities over a latte at Cafe Crema, you can find him out for a run by the Charles River or playing a set at the Beren Tennis Courts.

Elika Fredrickson - Community Advisor

Elika is eager to begin her fifth year as a CA at Peabody Terrace. She loves working in the Cambridge community both as a CA and also as a teacher at the Amigos School in Central Square. You can usually find Elika running along the Charles River, especially during sunset. She grew up in Puerto Rico and loves music, dancing, and making new friends!