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Meet Our Administrators for Summer 2021!
Max is a student at Yale University majoring in psychology and economics. He graduated cum laude from Choate Rosemary Hall. An ex-pro mobile Fortnite player, Max spends his free time tapping heads regardless of the video game.
Jason Zheng is a student at Yale University majoring in biochemistry and economics. He graduated as valedictorian of Saratoga Springs High School. Jason enjoys playing football and was the captain of his varsity swim team.
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Carly Benson is a student at Yale majoring in Statistics & Data Science. She is passionate about education and has experience teaching and tutoring with the Yale Education and Tutoring Initiative and the Houston Health Museum. She has also previously worked as a violin instructor. Carly is originally from Pasadena, Texas, and she enjoys cooking, writing poetry, and solving puzzles in her free time.
Alicia Badea will be a first year PhD student in Comparative Literature at Yale University beginning this fall. In 2020, Alicia graduated with general and departmental honors from Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in English and minored in French and philosophy. She currently works on a freelance basis for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, editing bibliographic materials for upcoming publications. Alongside her academic and professional work, she loves art, nature, and writing, especially writing poetry.
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Mollie will be a senior this fall at Harvard, where she studies History & Literature and Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations. Passionate about writing and education, she works for the Mary Christie Institute, publishing articles about mental health in higher education. She also has professional experience writing psychology papers and journalistic experience via The Harvard Crimson and Fig Magazine, Harvard’s fashion magazine. Beyond that, Mollie loves baking, cheesy television, and her extra fluffy sheepdog, Wilbur!
George Liu graduated from Harvard in 2020 with a degree in visual arts. Passionate about education, George was a guest lecturer in the Harvard Art, Film, and Visual Studies department, served as a peer tutor at Harvard's Academic Resource Center, and acted as a student liaison between the art department's faculty and students. They've worked closely with students on artist statements and enjoy writing in their free time. George loves collecting things and making art.
Brian Ham is a student at Harvard University in Seoul, South Korea. Brain received a Gold medal in the largest on-site Korean critical essay writing contest and has been selected as the sole winner out of 610 entries, and his work has been published in the New York Times. Brain served as editor-in-chief for the print newspaper honored by the CSPA (Columbia Scholastic Press Association). He received the 1st Place award from the general commentary category in the 2020 CSPA. He organized an international conference for 600 students and teachers online/offline during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brian plans to write for the Harvard Crimson this fall. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer and eating strawberries by the dozen.
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Madeleine Walker is a student at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where she intends to major in International Politics with a concentration in Foreign Policy and Policy Processing, and minors in Arabic and International Development. Some of her key areas of interest are sustainable entrepreneurship, refugee employment, and youth development in the Levant in particular. She is also fond of reading, writing, running, and her pet pig, Olivia!
Co-founders and Partners of EWC
Sam Benkelman is Partner of Eyre Writing Center. In 2011, Sam graduated as 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 also served as an Undergraduate Fellow at the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning and as a research assistant for Harvard’s Linguistics Department and Graduate School of Education.
Jane Chen is Co-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 various 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.
Prateek Kumar is co-Founder of Eyre Writing Center. Prateek has spent a decade in a number of hedge fund investing roles on Wall Street. He graduated from Harvard University in 2011 with a B.A. Magna cum laude in Economics (with a minor in Government) and as a John Harvard Scholar. He previously attended Phillips Academy Andover, where he graduated as a President George H.W. Bush Scholar. He was also one of 75 students selected to attend the Research Science Institute (RSI) at MIT and was awarded the Gold Congressional Award by the US Congress. Prateek is an Eagle Scout as part of the Boy Scouts of America and a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholar.