Jimmy Biblarz is a doctoral student in Sociology & Social Policy at Harvard University. Originally from Los Angeles, Jimmy is a 2014 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College (Social Studies and English) and the resident LGBTQ tutor in Eliot House. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and the Inequality and Wealth Concentration Scholarship. Jimmy is interested in links between equity-focused public policies, features of neighborhoods and schools, and children’s chances of upward intergenerational mobility. His current project traces the rise and fall of racial integration as the ideological focus of social policy, and the subsequent emergence of competing ideologies. More generally, he is interested in stratification and inequality including discrimination processes, urban poverty, race, immigration, social networks, and continuity and change in values and attitudes.

Jimmy has worked as a tutor and advisor in various capacities. For his work as a resident tutor at Harvard, he was awarded the John Marquand Award, as well as the Dingman Award for Peer Advising Fellows. He has worked as an online and in-person SAT and ACT tutor, and has tutored students in all academic subjects. Privately, he has advised many students on college admissions preparation, helping them secure admission to Harvard, Princeton, USC, Berkeley, and Claremont McKenna, among others. Most recently, he has worked with students on LSAT and GRE preparation.

Outside of school, Jimmy can be found drinking copious amounts of Diet Coke (apologies in advance if he brings a six-pack to a lesson), making spreadsheets about almost everything (Where to go to dinner on Friday? What brand of tennis shoes to buy?), or taking full advantage of the HBO Go archive.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD in Sociology & Social Policy (Expected 2022)
  • Harvard Law School, Juris Doctor (Expected 2021)
  • Harvard University, BA in Social Studies & English (magna cum laude)
  • English
  • Expository Writing
  • English
  • Legal Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • ACT
  • GRE
  • LSAT
  • Admissions Coaching (College, JD)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Phenomenal editor! My initial Personal Statement was too broad and did not focus on why I wanted to go to law school. Jimmy helped me to structure my essay in a way that highlighted my strengths, especially my keen interest in practicing tax law and my passion to pursue inclusiveness. I also appreciated the extremely fast turn around; Jimmy was able to get his edits in to me within a day or two. It was great working with him and I feel very lucky to have him as tutor! I thought Jimmy was perfect. I don't think there was anything else that he could have done."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Donald, JD candidate)