The End

I will never forget the year I turned 30. Not because it’s a big birthday year but because it was the year I got my master’s degree at Harvard. That’s a really weird sentence for me to write. Growing up, Harvard was a place for other people, certainly not for people like me who struggled … More The End

Student Organizations

With the year at HGSE about to end, many student organizations have been busy organizing final meetings and events. Last week, for example, Harvard Hillel and the Jewish Student Association (JSA) that I preside over hosted a Shabbat dinner that was open to the entire HGSE community and a Holocaust Remembrance Day presentation by Clifford … More Student Organizations

42 Days Till Graduation

I just ordered my graduation gown. We’re going to look so snazzy for Oprah Winfrey, the Harvard University commencement speaker. Although I’m counting down to graduation, I’m glad that I have 42 days left here. During the sad events at the Boston Marathon, I was reminded of how lucky I am to be surrounded by so … More 42 Days Till Graduation

A Week in the Life

What are the chances that upon pulling up to my new apartment in Brookline, just weeks before my first day at HGSE, the first person I would meet would be a neighbor who had just graduated from HGSE? That neighbor, who I met because my husband had blocked her car with our U-Haul and I … More A Week in the Life

Can I create an academic program that doesn’t exist?

When I was searching for a graduate program, I was really attracted to the Human Development and Psychology program at HGSE because it would allow me to continue my studies in developmental psychology. Besides psychology, however, I had a very specific interest in children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. Sadly that’s not a program offered … More Can I create an academic program that doesn’t exist?