Jane Chen is the Founder of Eyre Writing Center. Originally from New York City, Jane worked with students on their writing on a pro bono basis for nearly a decade. Prior to EWC, she worked as a Senior Investment Analyst for asset management firms in New York and Europe. Jane graduated from Harvard University cum laude as a History concentrator (with a focus in financial history and secondary in Economics) and a Blankfein Family Scholar in 2012. She previously attended the Trinity School in Manhattan. Today, Jane lives in Saratoga Springs, New York with her husband.
Sam Benkelman is a Linguistics concentrator from Harvard with a secondary in Computer Science. He is particularly interested in the cross-linguistic structure of language, and he recently won the Fulbright Fellowship to teach English grammar abroad in the Czech Republic. Sam currently serves as an Undergraduate Fellow at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning, and he has previously served as a research assistant for Harvard’s Linguistics Department and Graduate School of Education.
Taia Cheng is a Comparative Literature & Classics concentrator at Harvard University. She has worked with K-12 students, tutoring them in English, Latin, Chinese, history, math, biology, and chemistry. Given her background in the Classics and love of literature, her favorite subjects to teach are English writing and grammar. She is also the founder of Operation CORE to offer education resources and community outreach support during COVID. She previously graduated magna cum laude from Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles.
Seamus Flory is an English concentrator from Harvard with a secondary in History. At EWC, Seamus is responsible for managing the Grammar Modules. He has taught extensively at the Université Francois Rabelais and the Université de Caen in France, the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning at Harvard, and as a private tutor in Washington D.C. and New York City. He has also worked at Harvard Magazine and NATO headquarters in Belgium. Currently based in New York City, Seamus is working on his novel.
Segan Helle is a Harvard Social Studies concentrator with an academic focus on inequality in legal systems. In Spring 2019, she studied at Jesus College in Cambridge University as part of Harvard’s Social Studies program. Segan’s research has been published in the Journal of Public Health, and she was previously a News Editor for The Harvard Independent. Prior to joining EWC, Segan taught journalism, debate, and ELA. She has also mentored students in poetry and public speaking as part of the Mission Hill After School, a program offered through Harvard’s non-profit.
Anna Kuritzkes is a History & Literature concentrator from Harvard with a focus in American Studies. She has been a dedicated member of the News & Editorial boards at The Harvard Crimson, the nation’s oldest continuously published daily college newspaper. She served as the Associate Editorial Editor for Opinions, and worked with writers to hone their arguments through structural, stylistic, and grammatical edits. Anna has also previously worked at CNN in Washington D.C. and at The Times of Israel. In the summer of 2016, she interned at the Ascend Charter Schools network.
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Emerson Monks is a History & Literature concentrator from Harvard College. Emerson is a writer for the Arts Board of The Harvard Crimson and has worked on creating communities for the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture as well as the Richi Chidhood Cancer Foundation. In 2017, she won the Congress-Bundestag U.S. State Dept. scholarship for an exchange program in Germany. Emerson loves to read and write (Wuthering Heights, with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn as an honorable mention) and previously double-majored in creative writing and classical piano.