Rebecca K


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, and she was also awarded a George Peabody Gardner Fellowship for postgraduate study in Serbia, where she worked at a human rights film festival. Rebecca is currently a Ph.D. student in English at Harvard specializing in modern drama. She is the recipient of an Eric Cooper and Naomi Siegel Graduate Fellowship and is the Executive Director of the Mellon School of Theater and Performance Research at Harvard.

In addition to teaching drama, literature, and critical theory to undergraduates at Harvard and Emerson College, Rebecca has worked as a tutor in Chapel Hill, NC; in Belgrade, Serbia; in Brooklyn, NY; and in various locations around Boston, including Suffolk County Prison. Rebecca’s professional tenure as a writer and editor includes three years at a scientific research group, where she worked as an editor of scientific manuscripts in multiple fields. She has also composed nonfiction pieces on culture and the arts for a variety of publications. She loves working with students and professionals to refine their writing and further their career ambitions, and takes special pleasure in assisting with essays and applications in fields outside her own.

As a passionate traveler and theatergoer, Rebecca is at her giddiest when attending an experimental theater performance in a city where she’s never been before.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD candidate in English
  • Eric Cooper and Naomi Siegel Graduate Fellowship
  • Harvard College, B.A. Drama & Literature (high honors)
  • Thomas T. Hoopes prize for Senior thesis
  • English
  • Expository Writing
  • Admissions Coaching (College, HS, JD, MBA, MD)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Rebecca understood the overall culture of the schools that I wanted to apply to. She worked to apply my eclectic resume to a direct path to law school. Her command of crafting the essay was beyond my expectations."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Michael Koonce, JD Coaching, Boston)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I cannot give Rebecca anything but the highest praise possible. This is the third time I've worked with Rebecca, and she never fails to impress me with her dedication, attention to detail, thoughtfulness, and responsiveness. I worked with Rebecca on graduate school applications and most recently, medical school applications. Rebecca and I worked together for hours on my AMCAS application and secondaries, and she read countless drafts of all my essays (every single one, including secondary application drafts- anyone going through the medical school application process knows how much work this entails). She returned edits to me in a timely manner, even when I bombarded her with draft after draft for numerous schools. I can only imagine how boring it must've been to read the same content over and over again, yet she continued to push me to approach topics and questions from different angles, helping me to tailor answers for each school. Rebecca always thinks outside of the box when it comes to writing, and she helped me to come up with creative topics for application answers when all I wanted to do was give a boilerplate answer (she is unafraid to politely call out a boilerplate answer when she sees one, which I really appreciate). I can honestly say that my applications wouldn't have been nearly as good as they are, if it weren't for Rebecca. I was accepted to medical school this year with many interviews, and I know Rebecca played a huge role in helping me get there. I cannot thank her enough. If you have the chance to work with Rebecca, please take it- she is incredible."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Amanda, MD Coaching, Boston)