Expository Writing & the Essay

Writing is one of the primary skills required of high school and college students, yet rarely is it taught well. That’s why our writing tutors are published authors, MFA graduates, and Ph.D candidates in the humanities who have devoted years to learning how to teach their craft.

Our goal is to help our students become confident and independent academic writers. We teach students how to perform systematic research, create outlines, revise effectively, and appropriately cite sources. Moreover, we work hard to teach students why these things are important, and how to enjoy doing them.  We work with students in the context of formal courses, but we are also happy to create bespoke writing tutorials for students who need outside assistance or would like to practice during vacations from school. We also support students preparing to sit for the Writing section of the SAT, GRE, GMAT, TOEFL, or any other standardized exam.

In addition to helping students learn how to structure and communicate their thoughts in writing, our expository writing tutors will help you craft exciting, successful admissions essays, and beat standardized exams that test verbal skills. We have helped countless students shape their application narratives and transform their stories into compelling pieces of writing.

 

Popular Subjects: Introduction to composition, Rhetoric, College applications/personal statements (brainstorming, structuring, drafting, and revising)
Tests: SAT Writing/ SAT Critical Reading, AP English Language, AP English Literature, SAT II Literature, Literature GRE Subject Test

Expository Writing & the Essay Tutors

After many years of exile in colder climes, Aaron finally returned to his home state of California, where he currently teaches social science courses at Deep Springs College. Aaron grew up in Los Angeles but departed for the Midwest, where he earned his BA (philosophy) and MA (social sciences)...

When Adrienne was seven years old, she published her first book, "The Pretty Girl Who Was Smart and the Beautiful Girl Who Was Stupid," and she hasn't stopped writing since.  Adrienne attended Princeton, majoring in English and creative writing; she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa...

Alex started tutoring at age ten, when she made her younger brother recite times tables; she takes full credit that he’s now majoring in math. Continuing in this spirit of teaching and learning, she spent most of her time as an undergraduate at Brown in the newsroom of the Brown Daily Herald,...

Alix is a writer, playwright and performer born and raised in New York. After graduating from Brown University with her BA in the performing arts, she wrote, performed, and produced five solo shows which she toured throughout North America. Then, to everyone’s surprise, she followed love north,...

Born and raised in Baltimore, Allison spent her primary and secondary education studying Japanese until her Japanese teacher, who happened to be enrolled in Arabic classes, inspired her to do the same! She graduated from Williams College cum laude with a BA in Arabic Studies, was awarded a...

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Alyssa is happy to once again call Brooklyn home.  Alyssa attended Saint Ann’s in Brooklyn Heights and then Williams College, where she majored in English and wrote a collection of short stories for her Honors Thesis, one of which won the Wainwright Award for best...

Amanda started down the road of becoming a professional educator in fifth grade when she was selected by her teacher for the school’s Kindergarten Reading Buddy Program. She became instantly enamored with her tiny, hilarious buddy and with the joy that comes from helping others to learn. She...

Born and raised in Hawaii, Amelia was excited to experience the snowy winters of rural Vermont when she started her undergrad degree at Middlebury College. Along with gradually figuring out how to layer, she fell in love with the Italian language. After spending a year abroad at the Università...

Amulya earned a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Chicago, graduating Phi Beta Kappa as a Student Marshal of her class in 2010.  Inspired by the many ethical issues that arose during her bachelor’s thesis research on HIV in India, she pursued a fellowship in the Department...

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Amy first became interested in studying law when she took a constitutional law class in high school.  She attended Brown University, where she graduated with a B.A. with Honors in “Law and Society.”  Amy received a J.D. from NYU School of Law and spent a year clerking for a federal district...

Andrew received his bachelor’s degree in American History and English Literature from the College of William and Mary, holds a master’s degree from the University of Oxford, and is currently finishing up his Ph.D. on the history of non-profit philanthropic foundations at Columbia University in...

Andrew recently earned an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, majoring in Marketing and Operations, and an M.A. in International Studies from the Lauder Institute.  At Wharton, Andrew published an article on Russian grocery chains, served as Lauder Student Advisory Board...

Andrew was born and raised in New York City, where he developed a love for history and English at museums and bookstores across Manhattan. Andrew graduated from Columbia University cum laude with a major in history and an English minor. In support of his history honors thesis on the...

Andy is a Brooklynite by way of Kansas City and Marseille, France. A passionate language teacher, writing coach, and UX designer, he earned his PhD in French literature from NYU while also helping to create a language teaching chatbot for the wildly popular app Duolingo. Andy currently works as...

Angela is an MD-PhD student at Harvard and UPenn, respectively. Angela majored in Modern Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. There, she was involved in research on patient-centered outcomes...

Anna grew up right outside of Boston, where she spent the better part of her childhood obsessed with learning foreign languages. She continued to develop her passion for language while attending Harvard College, and graduated magna cum laude with an BA in linguistics. Anna is currently pursuing...

Anna is a full-time tutor and theater-maker who lives with her husband and adorable kitty in San Diego, CA. She is a recent graduate of Harvard University with a BA cum laude in English with a minor in Linguistics and Language Theory. Her English studies at Harvard focused primarily on fiction,...

Anna is a Harvard-educated linguist and historian and has taught Humanities at Boston College, Brown, Phillips Andover, Harvard, and MIT. She has tutored privately
for many years. While in college, Anna tutored middle-schoolers in remedial English and composition. After entering a graduate...

Annabel’s educational journey began with homeschooling in Southport, Connecticut and taking online courses through Stanford University’s Educated Program for Gifted Youth. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Princeton University, with a BA in English and minors in...

As an undergraduate at Wellesley College, Anne’s love of language and reading led her to double major in Linguistics and French. After a year studying abroad in the south of France, she was determined to spend many more years living à la française after she graduated. She taught English in two...

Ash is a native of Queens, New York and will take every opportunity to remind you of its charms. He spent his teenage years crisscrossing the city, attending Hunter College High School. At Harvard College, he fell in love with the classics of social and political theory, majoring in Social...

Ayana first fell in love with writing in her childhood diary--creating the life stories of imaginary characters, toys, and the strangers of New York City. Following her visions of the future, Ayana left the hustle and bustle of the city to attend Northfield Mount Hermon School, a college prep...

Becca holds a B.A. in philosophy (summa cum laude) from Dartmouth College and an MPhil in the history and philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge. She is currently in the fourth year of her PhD in philosophy at Harvard, where she has been the recipient of the prestigious Bowdoin...


Ben is a doctoral student in Economics at the University of California at Berkeley. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ben graduated Magna cum Laude with Highest Honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard with an AB in Applied Mathematics in 2014. Ben’s senior thesis was awarded the...

Benjamin graduated summa cum laude with a 3.95 GPA from NYU, where his senior thesis earned him the Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Academic Achievement Award. Benjamin was also student editor of Mercer Street, a collection of NYU’s best undergraduate writing, and a writing tutor at NYU...

Betty grew up in Minnesota but found her way to New England, where she’s lived for most of her adult life.  She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, earning the Thomas Temple Hoopes Prize for her senior thesis in the History of Science.  After two years teaching high school...

Blythe is a member of the Yurok Tribe; she is originally from McKinleyville, CA, and currently lives in Los Angeles. Blythe graduated from Dartmouth College in 2012 with a BA in Sociology. At Dartmouth, she was a Mellon Mays Fellow, won the national Beinecke scholarship as a junior and was one...

In 2008, Brent graduated from NYU, double-majoring in Literature and Music. He made the Dean’s List and was awarded the Dean’s Grant for Creative Writing. After graduating, and living briefly in France, he became an English and History tutor, helping students improve their grades and craft...

Brian is a native of Long Island and began tutoring in high school. He worked with high school juniors studying calculus, second and third graders with special needs on their homework, and with a range of students and subjects in between. At Dartmouth, Brian worked as an assistant teacher (“...

Bryan fell in love with literature and writing in high school, when he also felt his calling to help people grow through mentoring relationships. He graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University, where he majored in English and Creative Writing and won three prizes for his...

Bryan grew up in Akron, OH where he cultivated a taste for exploring the wider world and has spent most of his life in Chicago and New York City. Bryan is a Ph.D. candidate in British Atlantic and Early American History at Columbia University. He earned his BA from the City College of New York...

Caroline Dell is a Senior Associate Consultant in Bain & Company’s New York office. She joined Bain full-time in September 2013, after an internship during the summer of 2012.

Caroline graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy. While at Brown, she was...

Casey moved to New York in 2015 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary, and received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2020. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University where she...

Born and raised in South Florida, Cassie moved to Massachusetts to attend Williams College, where she braved the cold weather and received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art History and Spanish Literature. While at Williams, Cassie studied abroad through Colby College at the University of...

Cassie is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Yale for college, and although this is her sixth year living on the east coast, she is still not used to the frigid winters. Cassie earned a double major in history and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Her studies focused on...

Charlotte was born in Utah, grew up in England, and has lived in Mexico, Peru, and Chile. She holds a B.A. with first class honors and distinction in English and Spanish from Oxford University, an M.A. in Hispanic Studies from Brown, and a postgraduate certificate in translation from the...

An East Coast native, Chelsea began her college career in California but quickly transferred back east to attend Yale College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with a BA in History of Science, Medicine and Public Health. Chelsea is passionate about women’s health, and...

Chris graduated from Princeton, in 2009, with an AB in German Literature and a Certificate in Creative Writing (Poetry). His junior papers, on a short story of Robert Musil’s and a novella of Samuel Beckett’s, won the German Department’s Junior Independent Work Prize, and his thesis on Musil won...

Chris grew up in Toms River, New Jersey, where he developed an appreciation for the finer things in life, especially the music of Bruce Springsteen, the invaluable service of gas station attendants, and mozzarella cheese (pronounced “mootz-ah-rell,” or simply “muhtz”), though he has since...

Chris was born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island. He stayed local for college, attending Brown University and graduating with a dual degree in history and mathematics. After an extensive amount of teaching and tutoring, Chris wanted the opportunity to have a bigger impact. To pursue his...

Claire started tutoring when she herself was in high school, and she's been teaching ever since! After graduating as valedictorian, she left Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) for New York City, specifically Barnard College and Columbia University, where she tutored calculus and writing. She majored in...

Claire graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature and honors in nonfiction writing. She now holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in painting from the New York Academy of Art.

Claire has taught English literature at a high school in Athens, Greece, and...

Born and raised in South Texas, Colin was set free to explore the garden that is New Jersey at 18. He wound up at Princeton University, where he graduated with honors in shapes, colors and feelings (Anthropology) and learned a lot of languages (French, Greek, Arabic, and Chinese), many of which...

Colleen is a historian by training and a passionate tutor of exam prep. She holds a BA from the University of Notre Dame, Master's degrees from the University of St Andrews (UK) and Harvard University, and a PhD from Harvard University. She currently is a researcher at Johns Hopkins, having...

Connor is a cofounder of an upcoming cryptography software project and the sole proprietor of a novel-in-progress. He grew up in Wyoming—his true loyalties are with the forests of the Snowy Range and the rock formations of Vedauwoo. He graduated from Duke in 2012 as an Angier B. Duke Memorial...

Courtney attended Carnegie Mellon University, completing a specialized interdisciplinary degree in anthropology and studio art. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa with University, Inter-college, College of Fine Arts, and Dietrich College Honors, and was named as an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar....

Dana grew up in rural Maine, where some say there are more cows than there are people. Luckily for her, it was her rural upbringing that got her first interested in the life sciences. Dana attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she majored in biology, minored in chemistry, and...

Daniel is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and the author of five books of literary nonfiction.  He specializes in coaching students on their personal statements and other application essays, whether the goal is getting into a great college, grad school, or medical...

Daniel was basically born in school—his parents are both English professors—and has never really left! He went to the University of Texas in Austin (his hometown), where he majored in English and French literature and Chinese language, alongside minoring in Neuroscience. After completing three...

David grew up in Acton, MA, former home to Steve Carell and Big Bird (really—look it up!), where he also teaches. He’s a passionate parent, runner, musician, learner, reader, and writer. David has been a freelance writer for 15 years, interviewing people like Sia, Elvis Costello, and “Weird Al”...

Debbie is a PhD candidate in Classical Studies at Columbia University. Having had a passion for learning languages and histories at an early age, Debbie previously studied Classics at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, where she earned a BA in Classics, was inducted to Phi Beta...

Dilyn is originally from a cute mountain town – Golden, Colorado – that still thinks of itself as being “the Wild West.” She left her hometown to attend New York University, where she majored in English, minored in Spanish and studio art, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Dilyn...

Drew grew up in Portland, Maine but moved south to Memphis, Tennessee the year before his beloved Red Sox broke the curse of the Bambino. He began the long road back north by moving to Pennsylvania to study philosophy at the Templeton Honors College at Eastern University, where he graduated...

Elise grew up in a school run by her parents on a small farm in northern Vermont. With that background, it was inevitable that she would go into education herself one day. Elise went to Williams College, majoring in Political Philosophy, graduating Cum Laude. After taking a few years to...

Eliza grew up on an educational farm in Western Massachusetts, The Farm School, and was milking cows before she could read. Then she picked up a book and started reading everything (and everywhere) she could. She majored in English at Bard College, where she won several awards for her academic...

Elizabeth was born in the boonies of Appalachia. She attended the University of North Carolina, double-majoring in dramatic art and English and graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded the Joseph Adler Award in Dramatic Art and the Whitfield Award for her work in...

Elizabeth is originally from southwest Michigan, but has moved around from St. Louis to rural Kentucky before finally ending up in Boston. Hailing from a road tripping family, she enjoys stocking up on podcasts for the long drive (all 14 hours) back to Michigan to visit family.  Elizabeth is a...

Originally from Connecticut, Elizabeth graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and a language citation in German. While at Harvard, she participated extensively in the performing arts scene, earning the David McCord Prize for Unusual...

From a very young age, Elizabeth has been baking cookies, pies, and cakes. This love for baking stimulated her interest in chemistry. Elizabeth attended the University of Virginia and obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. At UVA, Elizabeth conducted...

An ESL-learner, Ellen taught herself how to write in cursive when she was seven years old after asking her teacher to bring her a computer printout of several different cursive fonts. Ever since then, she has been interested in words and the act of writing them down. She majored in English at...

Ellen grew up in sunny Southern California, solely subsisting on a diet of boba milk tea and In-N-Out burgers. An early interest in science drove Ellen to pursue a degree in Chemistry at Caltech, where her passion for science and human engagement led her to consider a career in medicine. She is...

A Midwest transplant, before coming to Cambridge, Emily attended Carleton College where she spent many hours exploring the college’s arboretum and majored in French and Francophone Studies. She graduated Summa Cum Laude and with distinction in her major and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Having...

Emily is a theatre kid from Jersey turned writing coach, educator, and interdisciplinary humanities scholar. She received her PhD from Columbia University in Theatre and Performance, a subcommittee of the English and Comparative Literature department, in Spring 2020. Building off her...

Born and raised in sunny Los Angeles, Emily has spent most of her academic career on the East Coast, earning her B.A. in Slavic Studies from Columbia University in 2013 and her M.A. in Russian Literature from Harvard University in 2019. Emily has received numerous awards for her academic work,...

Emily was a Criminology major at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Subsequently, Emily graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and received the honor of induction to the AOA and Gold Humanism Honors Societies. She is currently...

Emily was born in Louisiana, and raised in Mississippi and Pennsylvania. She attended Tulane University in New Orleans, where she triple-majored in philosophy, psychology, and linguistics, and double-minored in English and French. In her senior year, Emily served as president of her college's...

Emily is a graduate student working on her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Harvard University. Her research focuses on trauma, particularly sexual and domestic violence, but she has experience working with patients with a wide range of serious mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar...

Emily graduated from Yale University, where she majored in English. While at Yale, Emily was a varsity athlete (lacrosse), a freshman outdoor orientation trip leader, and researcher in the Yale Office of Sustainability. She also studied French throughout college, studied abroad in Avignon, and...

Emma grew up in a household of readers, and still remembers when her mother established the rule “No Reading When You’re Walking” after a bad fall (caused by reading while walking down stairs) resulted in a sprained ankle. Emma attended Sarah Lawrence, where she earned a BA in Liberal Arts with...

When Emma was fifteen, she started her own watercolor portrait business. Her favorite clients were the dogs. Always interested in life’s big questions, she spent her undergraduate years at Yale majoring in Religious Studies, contributing to a student-run journal that focused on the subject of...

Emma has been in a classroom her whole life; when she was an infant, her father used to prop her carseat on his desk while he taught, and she fell asleep at night to early drafts of his dissertation.  She graduated from Brown University with a BA in Sociology.  She earned her MFA in fiction from...

Emma graduated from Dartmouth in 2014, Yale Law in 2019, and is currently a PhD candidate in Psychology at Harvard. In addition to the SAT, LSAT and GRE, she has taught and tutored a wide variety of subjects, from high school constitutional law to college level statistics.

She loves the...

Emma hails from rural Minnesota, where she frequented her local library to the point that her parents were forced to threaten returning her literary spoils as a form of disciplinary leverage. After graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2014...

Emmy did not learn how to read until third grade, many long months after her twin sister; and she has been making up for lost time ever since. An avid reader and book-worm (more like the Hungry Caterpillar of books), Emmy studied literature and the visual arts at Yale College, where she...

Eric grew up in Wisconsin, and double majored in history and English literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where occasional rumors that the school had a football team (“Badgers?”) reached him while he was getting hooked on the writing of Joyce, Faulkner, Eliot and Woolf. He...

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Erica also lived in Brussels, Paris, and Massachusetts before coming to New York in 2005. Salutatorian of her high school class, she graduated a year early from Smith College, with high honors and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. During her time at Smith, Erica...

Erin Bartnett received her Masters in Modern & Contemporary Literature from the University of Virginia, and her Bachelors in English Literature with a concentration in Women's Literature from Rutgers University, summa cum laude.  She has taught and supported writing programs for students...

Evan’s enthusiasm for helping others with their writing began in the second grade, when he coached his friend Michael through the writing and illustration of a short book about a society of friendly rodents who lived beneath the stairs of a house. Evan attended The Evergreen State College in...

Evander Price hails from the southwesternmost corner of America—sunny San Diego—from where he has since been transplanted to the northeastern city of Cambridge, MA, learning through slow attrition to brave the bitter New England winters.

At Vassar College, he double-majored in Art...

Farris is originally from Mukilteo, WA – a ferry port town about 45 minutes outside of Seattle – and discovered a passion for advocacy and politics knocking doors in the Pacific Northwest rain as a 13-year-old campaign volunteer. Farris attended Harvard, majoring in Social Studies and Government...

Gabby is originally from a small, yet politically and ethnically diverse town in south-central Indiana. The unique context of her hometown relative to the larger state drove her interest in studying politics as an undergraduate at Indiana University. After graduating, Gabby pursued a Ph.D. in...

Determined to fully appreciate the experience of being a Roman soldier stationed at the edge of the world, Glenn once hiked the length of Hadrian’s Wall during a hurricane. Glenn earned his undergraduate degree in history from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he discovered his love...

Greg is a JD candidate at Yale Law School. He earned a PhD in Philosophy from UCLA, where he was elected to the Collegium of University Teaching Fellows for excellence in teaching and research. He received his BA from Brandeis University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with highest...

Hana Goldstone was born and raised in Southern California. She moved to New York City to attend Columbia University and has lived here ever since. As an undergraduate at Columbia, Hana double majored in sociology and dance. She graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and her...

Hannah attended Barnard College, where she majored in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and minored in German Literature. After graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with departmental honors, she moved to Vienna, Austria on a Fulbright fellowship to research Middle High German poetry...

Hanul is a designer, artist, and storyteller. Writing is the common foundation that unites these different aspects of her life: it furnishes the narratives that ground each project. As both a mindset and practice, writing has been formative in her belief that the mission of design is to...

Heather is a doctoral candidate in Philosophy at NYU. She earned a JD from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, and a BA in Philosophy from UCLA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with College and Department Honors. Prior to law school she worked on Google’s Global Ethics and...

Helena was born in New York City and then raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Raised by parents who are both teachers (at the high school she attended, no less), she has been engaged with reading, writing, and education quite literally since she can remember. She studied at Columbia University...

Teaching has been the love of Ian’s life since being a petulantly precocious toddler explaining the proper mechanics of the Bah-Bah. He now aspires to an at least slightly more well-rounded personality. Ian grew up in a series of Western and Midwestern towns before landing for awhile at...

Originally from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Isaac has jumped up and down the northeast. After finishing high school at Saint Albans in Washington, D.C., Isaac completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, graduating cum laude with a degree in Russian and east European...

Isaia is a fourth year PhD candidate and Teaching Fellow at Columbia University in the City of New York, where he is currently teaching a class on Plato and has already taught Latin classes at various levels. His dissertation focuses on the rhetoric and style of Thucydides and on the...

After living all around the world—Southern China, Texas, Paris, upstate New York, and Morocco—Ivy finds herself at home in Boston. She graduated with a BFA in fine arts and BAs in comparative literature, anthropology, and French from Cornell University (summa cum laude, with distinction). She...

Jack was born and raised in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley and has the accent to prove it.   He took his gnarly upspeak east, where he attended three colleges (family record!): Wesleyan University, Columbia University as a visiting student, and finally Brown University. At Brown, Jack fell in...

Jackie is a first-year medical student at NYU School of Medicine and hails from the sunny state of Florida. There, she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience and English at the University of Miami, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. While in college...

Jacob is the only student ever to have graduated from Columbia University with a double Major in Playwriting and Astrophysics. In high school, Jacob was a science nerd, taking college classes in multivariable calculus and quantum mechanics as well as scoring a 5 on 10 different AP tests. At...

Born and raised in South Boston, Jacob attended Princeton, where he developed long-abiding interests in Franco-Russian literary exchange, and concentrated in Comparative Literature, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in June 2013. After Princeton, Jacob completed an M.Phil in Modern...

Despite her major, Janet did not learn how to speak English until she was 5-years-old when she moved to the United States from Taiwan. Janet graduated from Wellesley College with a dual major in Art History and English. After Wellseley, she went on to complete an MA in art history from the...

Jay

Jay Ben has always had extremely varied interests. At various points in his childhood, he determined that he would become a cartographer, a professional skier, a fantasy novelist, an architect, and an award-winning poet. Ultimately he would become an actor, which allowed him to pretend to be...

Jedd grew up in the college town of Ann Arbor, MI, making theater with his grade school classmates and swimming in the great lakes. He earned his BA in philosophy and education at Swarthmore College, where he was a Lang Scholar for civic engagement. He then went on to his Masters of Education at...

Jenna grew up outside of Philadelphia, spending most of her childhood with her fingers glued to a fantasy novel or a video game controller. She attended Tufts University, where she majored in English and fostered a passion for fantasies written in the middle ages. At Tufts, she graduated summa...

Jimmy is a Lecturer on Law at UCLA Law, a pro bono attorney with Bet Tzedek Legal Services, and a PhD candidate in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard. He completed his JD at Harvard Law School in 2021. Originally from Los Angeles, Jimmy graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in...

Jingyu completed her undergraduate work in mainland China in Chinese language and literature. She holds an MA from Harvard University in Regional Studies of East Asia and an MPhil from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Chinese Studies. She is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University...

Joani began her academic career in the small town of Princeton, NJ. She graduated from Princeton summa cum laude, with an A.B. in English Literature and minors in Humanistic and European Cultural Studies. As an undergraduate, she founded and led Princeton’s interdisciplinary Humanities...

Originally from the midwest, John learned to teach and tutor while earning his doctorate in Comparative Literature at the University of Texas at Austin. In his graduate program, he studied race and the slave trade in the literature of the Europe and the Americas, with an emphasis on Brazil. He...

John is originally from Fairfield, Connecticut, where he advanced to the finals of the Connecticut State Geography Bee, only to lose on the last question. Heartbroken, John later went to college at Harvard, where he majored in Literature and graduated magna cum laude. After a few years in...

A graduate of Amherst College, Johnathan has worked as a private tutor, classroom teacher, editor, and writer since his junior year of high school. He has worked with students of vastly different ages in several schools around New York City, a university in China, two public schools in Taiwan,...

Since starring as “Congressional Delegate #4” in his high school’s production of 1776, Jon has been passionate about all things American history. After hiding in the library for four years to avoid Montreal winters, Jon graduated with a First-Class Honors Degree in History from McGill University...

Jon realized that he wanted to study literature and writing while working his first (and so far only) office job, when he found himself often hiding to read Dover Thrift Editions of the works of Shakespeare and Blake.  So, he got a BA in English at The George Washington University, writing a...

Jordan grew up on the Southern California coast, where she spent most of her time on the beach with a book in her hands. She moved across the country to pursue her B.A. in English at Boston University. After graduating summa cum laude and receiving BU’s College Prize for Excellence in English,...

Joseph may be the biggest Ethiopian you will ever meet, but don’t let that intimidate you. He is fun, enthusiastic, and is excited about teaching! He started out as a young class clown but has now evolved into a science enthusiast.  Serendipity proved to be Joe’s strongest ally at UC Berkeley as...

Before discovering his passion for academics at Franklin and Marshall College, Joe’s two most influential educators were his dogs Louis and Ella, who taught him that food really is the most important thing in life. Having maximized his dogs’ tutelage, Joe decided that he wanted the unique...

Julia grew up in New York City and attended Princeton University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in 2008. After college, she worked in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve access to healthcare in rural communities. She went on to Harvard Medical School and is currently...

As a child, Julia lived in various countries, which led her to become fascinated in other cultures and languages. Since then, Julia has traveled all over the world and has attended school in over six countries. Her deepest interest is in Asia. As an undergraduate, Julia graduated from the...

Julia may have left England at the tender age of 5, but she has never gotten over her first loves – good English tea and great English literature. In fact, she holds a B.A. from Princeton University in the subject (English, not tea), with certificates in Theater and Music Theater. At Princeton,...

Julia grew up in Northern Virginia, and attended St. John’s College in Annapolis, MD (the ‘great books’ school), where she fell in love with classical languages. After spending a year baking bread in Antarctica, she went back to school for historical linguistics, and is now pursuing a PhD in the...

For the last three years of elementary school, Kannan fell asleep to a book-on-tape about a barn owl named Plop; maybe that explains how prose got inside his subconscious.  Kannan did his B.A. at the University of Chicago, where he studied the history of science, graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and...

Kate discovered a passion for archival research and legal studies at Columbia University where they studied American History and African studies. After graduating with numerous department honors, summa cum laude, and Phi Beta Kappa, they created an oral history archive of the Argentine...

Katherine obtained her undergraduate degree in Classics and Molecular Biology, Summa cum Laude, from Harvard University. Awarded a Harvard Knox Fellowship to study in the United Kingdom for one year, she earned a Master’s degree in Classical Art and Archaeology with Distinction (equivalent of...

Katherine graduated from Columbia in 2013 where she received her B.A. in Psychology with a special concentration in Linguistics. There she combined her love of language with attention to philosophic inquiry and data-driven research. In addition to her studies, Katherine dedicated much of her...

When she was ten years old, Katherine’s dad took her to her first poetry reading, where she read a poem about a pine tree and another poem about a bully at school. She has been writing ever since, and she still enjoys giving poetry readings.

Katherine studied English at Macalester College...

When Keating read Suetonius’ biographies of the Roman emperors in high school, he realized that the ancient world was where he needed to be; barring a time machine, Classics offered the best means of entry. Keating went on to pursue his undergraduate studies in Classics at Columbia and Cambridge...

Keri is from a farm town in Southern New Hampshire. Although she originally attended Stonehill College on the pre-med track, primarily taking classes in biology and chemistry, she made a quick switch to become a psychology major in her senior year and never looked back. In an attempt to live at...

Kevin was born and raised in Austin, Texas. He attended The University of Texas at Austin where he was in the Liberal Arts Honors program and-double majored in Economics and Psychology. He spent a semester in Washington, DC interning for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America...

Kevin went to high school in a midwestern cornfield far from the nearest SAT administration, but managed to score 800s on his SAT Verbal, SAT Writing, and U.S. History tests, buttressing his self-esteem sufficiently to withstand a 690 SAT Math score. At Stanford University he took a BA with...

Kristen is originally from the Virginia side of the D.C. metro area.  She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry, with a focus in biochemistry, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she spent much of her time feeding cells while working in a biochemistry laboratory. ...

Kristen splits her time between central Connecticut and Princeton, New Jersey. After graduating from Colby College as salutatorian in 2014, with Honors in English and distinction in Sociology, Kristen decided to pursue a Ph.D. in English at Princeton, where she is currently working on a...

Originally from Connecticut, Kristina first moved to New York to attend Fordham University, where she majored in English and Latin American and Latino Studies. In her junior year, she studied at the Universidad del Salvador and Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina during a semester abroad...

Laura is currently a doctoral student and Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. Prior to undertaking her doctoral work, she completed an MPhil in British and European History at Oxford, and graduated summa cum laude from Duke University as an undergraduate. During her time at Duke...

Lauren is a published poet and English tutor. In 2019, she graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford with a Master’s in Creative Writing, during which time she won the Grindstone International Poetry Prize and the Helen Zell and Jamaica Poet Laureate’s Young Writer’s Prize for...

In third grade, Lucina taught long division crouched on the tiles of her school’s hallway; as her peers gained confidence, she sent them to teach others. She has seen teaching and learning as inextricable ever since, which is why she coaches students to become their own best teachers.

As...

Born and raised in New York, Madeleine earned her BA in Social Studies from Harvard University and spent two years working in Turkey as a teacher and a journalist before returning to her hometown to join the editorial staff of the New Yorker Magazine. She went on to earn a Ph.D. in Near Eastern...

Mallory grew up in New Jersey, which means she grew up listening to Bruce Springsteen and eating pizza on Long Beach Island. She carried her Jersey pride with her to Connecticut, where she attended The Hotchkiss School. There, she wrote and directed her first play, “A Slice of Life”. She gave...

Manoah was born in the Bay Area and raised in New Jersey’s endless suburbs. At the University of Chicago, Manoah earned two honors Bachelor’s degrees in English and French language and literature. He was admitted into Phi Beta Kappa as a junior and graduated in 2007. He then went on to earn an...

Margaret graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a BA in human biology. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation and honored with a Firestone Medal for a distinguished undergraduate thesis in the social sciences. She then spent two years at the University of Oxford...

Mariam is a writer, translator, and academic. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Princeton, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa; an MSt in Islamic Art and Archaeology from Oxford, graduating with distinction; a PhD in Comparative Literature from UCLA; and an MFA in Fiction...

Martin Carlino hails from “Lawn Guyland”, New York, though years in New England--and, more recently, Olde England--have rendered him more presentable to polite company.  While completing his BA at Harvard, Martin concentrated in Government with an emphasis in political philosophy and served for...

MaryGabrielle hails from Solebury, PA, where she spent her childhood reading every fantasy novel available to her and subsequently play-acting scenes from those books in her backyard with her younger sister. (Harry Potter duels were their favorite.) 

She is a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard...

Max hails from New York City (LaG, 2011), and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with degrees in Film & Media Studies, Music, and Global Environmental Change & Sustainability. In pursuit of some kind of constellation of these fields and ideas, he completed a M.St. at...

Max was born and raised in Northern California, near the redwood groves that perch on the Pacific Coast. He then moved east to attend Yale College, where he received his BA in Literature. At Yale, Max won the Calabresi Prize for best senior thesis in comparative literature. He continued with a...

Maya is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist interested in how environmental experiences during childhood—including socioeconomic status, cognitive stimulation, and exposure to violence—are associated with cognitive and brain development in children from diverse backgrounds. She graduated...

Meg

Megan is a PhD candidate in the History of Science at Harvard University where she has worked with more than 200 students in history and history of science courses and has advised senior honors thesis students working on advanced topics in the history of science, technology and medicine. In...

Meg is a lecturer in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at Stanford and a tutor in the Hume Center for Speaking and Writing. She holds a PhD in History of Science from Harvard University and a BA in English from Amherst College. Before coming to Stanford, Meg taught writing and research...

Though she grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Meghan often says her true home is the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where she spent most childhood weekends taking art classes and exploring the Asia and Middle East galleries. It was there that she developed a deep love of world history and...

Melanie was born to NY parents, grew up in LA, and feels happiest when she’s living in Paris. After realizing that her favorite part of all her English and history classes was thinking about all the people (and characters), she majored in psychology with the philosophy track at Yale University,...

Music has always been a central part of Michael’s life – his parents say that he once played “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on the piano shortly after his first birthday. Michael studied music at Princeton University, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in 2015 and winning the Edward T. Cone...

Miles was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and fled for the Pacific as soon as it was possible. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego with a BA in English and creative writing, and went on to receive his MFA from the Programs in Writing at the University of...

A Rhode Island native, Morgan translated a childhood love of going to the beach into a passion for maritime history and archaeology. As an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island, Morgan became interested in underwater archaeology, diving on sites as diverse as a nineteenth-century...

Dr. Musa Gurnis is a Shakespeare scholar turned theater practitioner. She holds a PhD from Columbia University in early modern English drama. She is the author of Mixed Faith and Shared Feeling: Theater in Post-Reformation London, co-published by the University of Pennsylvania Press and the...

Nadia is a mixed product of northern New Jersey, upstate New York, and Moscow, Russia. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University, where she double-majored in English and Psychology. She eventually received her PhD in Developmental Psychology, also from Cornell. Her work has received...

Natalia has lived and worked in four of New York City’s five boroughs, settling for now in Astoria, Queens. She received her BA in History from the City College of New York, focusing her studies on American History and graduating summa cum laude. After college, she pursued her passion for...

Growing up in south Louisiana and southern Illinois, Nicholas was first struck as a child by the past in the present when he viewed the death mask of Napoleon during a school field trip to the New Orleans Cabildo. After living in the Northeast, the Deep South, the Midwest, and the West Coast,...

From a young age, Nicole has been a lover of history. At Boston College, Nicole studied History and like any good student of a Catholic institution, she also enjoyed many theology courses. After graduating, she worked in Fidelity’s Legal Department as a business analyst. She is now a student at...

Noam grew up in Israel, Baltimore, and Nebraska, and she has since continued to explore new places. She attended the University of Chicago, where she majored in philosophy and graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. After working with a bioethicist for a year abroad, she completed Bryn Mawr...

Nora Isacoff, PhD, is a professor in the Psychology departments at both Columbia University and New York University, and a former National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow. She has many years of experience working directly with students of all ages, from elementary school through adults. Her...

Raised in Beverly, Massachusetts, Nora is a graduate of Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she majored in political science, and English and creative writing. She completed an honors thesis in creative writing and graduated Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude. While at Emory, Nora...

Olivia originally hails from Ohio and graduated summa cum laude from The Ohio State University, majoring in psychology and public health. Following graduation, Olivia managed a research program and clinic at UCLA serving adolescents at-risk for suicide. Olivia is now a doctoral student in...

Olivia originally hails from Boston, though she's now proud to call New York City her home (where her Boston Red Sox gear definitely stands out).  Before moving to New York, Olivia graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in English and a minor in Theater Performance.  At...

As an eldest child, Paige often wrote plays and taught her siblings how to act them out. This passion for fiction is central to her research and her love of teaching. She earned college honors at the University of California, Santa Cruz, majoring in Women’s Studies before going on to a Master’s...

Parker grew up in Asheville, NC. He attended Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, where he studied anthropology and literature, edited the Bard Papers, and received the Heinrich Blücher Prize for excellence in scholarship. Between 2014 and 2015, he was a Fulbright-García Robles scholar in...

Pat grew up on Long Island, New York and dreamed of living in a city. She went to college at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and majored in biology and English and then worked as a paralegal in Washington, D.C. while she decided whether to go to law school or graduate school in...

Paul is a native of Skokie, IL. A graduate of Vassar College and Wits University in Johannesburg, Paul is currently a PhD candidate at Harvard University. At Harvard, he has received multiple awards for his teaching and was recently awarded research fellowships from the Fulbright-Hays Program,...

Paul attended Yale, where he majored in History and Russian and East European Studies and graduated with honors. His thesis and work relating to the revolution in Ukraine was selected to be presented at a policy conference. After Yale, he moved to Samara, Russia for one year as the recipient of...

When Pete was in high school, he loved to tinker with computers and code. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to study computer science, but halfway through his first year, he decided History was much more engaging. He went on to double major in History and Political...

Peter was born and raised in New York City, and remembers a time when angry men in Elmo costumes were not the scariest thing about Times Square. A graduate of Regis High School and Columbia University, where he majored in history and was foolish enough to voluntarily write a thesis, he spent a...

At the beginning of his undergraduate education at the Eastman School of Music, Peter would spend hours in the practice room working on excerpts of Richard Wagner’s operas and other pieces in the German canon. While this was certainly musically rewarding, he found himself increasingly interested...

When John Mellencamp sang that he was from a small town, Quinn understands: he hails from that very small town. Born and raised in Indiana by a family of elementary and high school educators, Quinn studied Philosophy and International Affairs at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He promptly...

Rachel has wanted to be a teacher ever since she first assembled her teddy bears and dolls in a circle in her bedroom and assigned them homework. After graduating from the University of Virginia, where she double majored in Art History and French, Rachel spent two years in Europe. She taught...

Although she hails from North Carolina, Rachel is a dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada. (Ask her about Anne of Green Gables.) Her status as a Commonwealther is her excuse for her lifelong Anglophilia. Rachel studied English literature at Duke, where her senior thesis on judgment in the novels...

Rachel is a tried-and-true Boston transplant. She studied biology as a full-tuition merit scholar at Thiel College, a private liberal arts college that is buried under Pennsylvania snow most of the year. She then earned her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology as a merit scholar at Boston...

With Indian, Kenyan, Pakistani, and Canadian roots, Rahima grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied global health, healthcare management, South Asian Studies, and Asian American Studies. Rahima worked at PwC Advisory in New...

Rebecca was raised in the woods of North Carolina, where she learned to love both reading and climbing trees. Rebecca received her A.B. from Harvard, where she designed an independent major in drama and literature and graduated with high honors. Her senior thesis won a Thomas T. Hoopes prize,...

Rhea was born and raised in the great state of Wisconsin, where she developed a love for a wide array of artistic pursuits, farming, and hiking. Her fondness for art and working in the dirt persisted in college and led her to study archaeology. In 2018, Rhea graduated from Brown University with...

Rosa is a Native New Yorker, and unfortunately, a Mets fan. She was bitten by the theater bug early, and she has participated as an actor, director, playwright, and dramaturge.  She attended Reed College where she majored in English and made Dean’s list every semester. She received her Ph.D. in...

Ryohei (Ro-hey) was born in Tokyo, Japan, where he spent the first three years of his life before moving to the suburbs of New York (Port Washington). He studied Francophone literature and the history of art at Princeton University, and spent his junior year in Paris at the École normale...

Sam grew up flying back and forth between Beijing and California. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy, and as a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. After college, he joined the Cambridge Coaching admin team, where...

Sam trained as an architect at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art and was a Fulbright Fellow in Central Asia before completing his M.A. at University College London. He is a PhD Candidate at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts, where his research focuses on the...

Sammie grew up in the endearingly eccentric city of Austin, Texas. She fell in love with the land of the pines as an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University. Her studies took her to the UK, Chile, and Uganda, where she explored bioethics, traditional medicine, and maternal and child health...

Samuel began his college career when most people finish theirs, at 22, when he started taking classes at Shasta College before his evening shifts as a line cook and kitchen manager in the small city of Redding, California. He enjoyed his English class so much that first semester that one day he...

Sara Deniz Akant is a poet, educator, and scholar, who recently found out that she is related to Dracula, by marriage. She grew up as a dual Turkish-American citizen in New York, and graduated with an International Baccalaureate from Atlantic College, in Wales. She returned to the US to study...

Sarah has spent much of her adult life as a professional English teacher both overseas and in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which she considers her home. After completing her BA in liberal arts at St. John's College in Annapolis, she went on to pursue a masters degree in English and Comparative...

As a native of central Jersey, Sarah always envisioned some day living in New York City. Igniting by the energy of the city and eclectic curriculum of its Core, she applied early decision to Columbia University. She graduated magna cum laude with a major in Neuroscience and Behavior and a 3.9/4....

Sarah was born and raised in New York City, a place steeped in literary history that sparked her love of reading and writing. She attended Dartmouth College, where she majored in English and graduated as Valedictorian, winning the Stanley Prize in English for the most innovative undergraduate...

Sarah Yu graduated from Brown University with a BA in History and International Relations. She then dabbled in various corporate and startup roles in finance and marketing before realizing that the correct path was to attend graduate school. She matriculated to the University of Hong Kong and...

Scott is a teacher and scholar from White Plains, New York, who has spent his life sharing his joy of learning with others. He attended Bates College, where he majored in Classics and Spanish, writing a thesis on Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura, and another thesis on Spanish chronicles of the Inca...

Shara is an educator and theatremaker. She is an alumna of Northwestern University (summa cum laude, Honors, and Distinction, GPA: 3.96), where she majored in theatre, minored in creative writing (creative nonfiction focus) and gender and sexuality studies, and completed a module in...

Shayna has lived in Montreal, Mumbai, Istanbul, Jerusalem and London—but considers herself a New Yorker at heart. She attended University of Michigan, majoring in Arts & Ideas in the Humanities and Creative Writing and graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. After a few years of...

Shelby is from Wyoming, and he has spent the past decade living in Massachusetts, Colorado, California, and the UK. He has a Master’s in American Studies from the University of Oxford, and he recently received a Master of Fine Arts in fiction from the University of California, Irvine. He spent a...

Shira Zilberstein loves pondering anything and everything around her. Her curiosities led her to study Sociology and History at Northwestern University, where her senior thesis on the networks of grassroots artists received highest honors and was awarded Best Thesis in Sociology. During her time...

Shyam grew up in Los Angeles, and completed his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis. While at Wash U, he conducted research on the role of serotonin signaling in early brain development, and served on the university’s Board of Trustees. He graduated magna...


Sofía grew up in Berkeley, CA, which explains her soft spot for worker-owned cooperatives and her remarkably high burrito standards. She majored in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Harvard College. Upon graduation, Sofía was awarded a Harvard Traveling Fellowship to research...

Sonya is pursuing a joint JD-PhD - the JD at Yale Law and the PhD, in history, at Stanford. Born and raised in California, Sonya has lived and worked in Missouri, the District of Columbia, France, Switzerland, and New Haven. She graduated magna cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis...

A North Jersey native, Sophia’s ideal Sunday morning consists of a great novel and a freshly-prepared Taylor ham-egg-and-cheese bagel (with ketchup). She left the New York suburbs for the mountains of western Massachusetts during her undergraduate studies, graduating cum laude with a BA in...

Sophie was born in France and moved to New York City in elementary school. After graduating from St. Ann’s School, she pursued a degree in Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College, graduating with honors. She also received a Master’s in Public Administration at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner School...

Stefan is originally from Boulder, Colorado, and loves hiking, biking, skiing, and all things mountains.  He majored in Public Policy and Urban Studies at Stanford University. After graduation, he worked as a Research Fellow with the Ford Foundation in New York, and then in the New York City...

Susan is from the South, but she now lives in Hackney, London. She went to high school in Florida, earning the I.B. diploma and graduating first in her class.  She then studied English at Rice, in Texas, graduating summa cum laude and picking up the nickname Lady Geddes for winning the Lady...

A born-and-raised New Yorker, Sylvie first fell in love with reading while nestled between her parents on long subway rides. That love eventually took her to Princeton University, where she majored in English and received certificates in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Humanistic Studies, and...

    Tarek is originally from Beirut, Lebanon and spent most of his formative years in his hometown. He completed his degree in Political Studies, with an emphasis on International Relations and a minor in History, before moving to Sabancı University (Istanbul) for his Masters degree in Ottoman...

Terry is from revolutionary Lexington, Massachusetts, where he grew up marching in parades as a minuteman until he was old enough to think better of it. He attended Amherst College, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in English and French. His thesis on medieval...

Tess grew up in northern New Jersey, where, as an enthusiastic user of AOL instant messenger, she first discovered her love of the written word. That love carried her to Yale, where she completed a BA in English Literature and Philosophy, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa,...

Tony grew up in an immigrant family and is fluent in English and Mandarin (and Shanghainese). Tony moved from his home in Brooklyn, NY to Boston for college, attending Harvard College, where he graduated summa cum laude in Literature in 2008. He began a JD/PhD program at Harvard Law...

Hailing from Chicago, Tova attended the University of Chicago and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in anthropology. She recently completed her MPhil (with Merit) at the University of Cambridge where she studied Archaeology, with work spanning from theoretical anthropology to archaeobotany....

Troy graduated cum laude from Yale, where he received his BA in Ethics, Politics, and Economics. Afterwards, Troy taught middle school math and science in Mississippi as a Teach For America (TFA) Corp Member. After TFA, Troy attended Harvard Law School, graduating cum laude and receiving four...

Zach is a PhD candidate at Harvard University where he studies German philosophy and language theory. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude from Macaulay Honors College at the City University of New York, where he majored in comparative literature, focusing on Ancient Greek,...