Jimmy is a J.D./Ph.D. student (Sociology & Social Policy) at Harvard University. Originally from Los Angeles, Jimmy graduated from Harvard College, magna cum laude, in 2014 with a degree in Social Studies and English. Following graduation, he spent a year doing political research for David Gergen at CNN. 

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, and immigration. He is the resident LGBTQ tutor in Eliot House. 

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, LSAT, and ACT tutor, and has tutored students in all academic subjects. He has advised many students on college and law school admissions preparation, helping them secure admission to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, USC, Berkeley, and Claremont McKenna, among others. 

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."
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    (Donald, Law School Admissions)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "I used Cambridge Coaching when I helped my nephew prepare for his college applications four years ago. I remembered his comment that his CC tutor was far better than the ones I'd tried from other companies. When you assigned my son Jimmy, you hit the ball out of the park. Jimmy has been the best instructor that my son has had during his whole life- positive, supportive, astute, effective in motivating an unmotivated kid. Jimmy has truly changed the course of my son's life by helping him so deeply at this crucial time. I am infinitely grateful to Cambridge Coaching for connecting us with Jimmy."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Rebecca Gibbel, College Admissions Parent)
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    "He was very very good at being realistic, and guiding me through the writing and application strategy. Because of that I am going to law school with a massive scholarship."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Ben, Law School Admissions)