Marino Auffant, History
Email: mauffant [at] g.harvard.edu
Hello everyone! My name is Marino and I am thrilled to join Dunster as a History and International Resident Tutor. I am originally from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, and was a History concentrator at Harvard – as well as a proud Dunster resident! As an undergrad, I spent quite a bit of time learning languages such as Russian, Arabic and Persian, and spending summers in Moscow, Seoul and Istanbul. Upon graduation, I worked for the Dominican government, and went on for my Master’s in Public Administration in France’s Ecole Nationale d’Administration. I then worked in strategy consulting in Paris for a couple of years – doing all kinds of sectors such as energy, public services, private equity, automotive and financial services. After this corporate detour, I am thrilled to come back to Harvard and Dunster for my PhD in History! I look forward to meeting you all, and to all the great conversations to come!
Greg Bruich, Economics
Email: gbruich [at] fas.harvard.edu
Gregory Bruich received his Ph.D. from the Department of Economics at Harvard University. His research is in public economics. He received the John R. Marquand Award for Exceptional Advising. He teaches econometrics in the Department of Economics, and has taught econometrics and other economics classes at Harvard and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Last year, he was the faculty adviser for three senior theses in economics.
Leah Gose, Sociology
Email: gose [at] g.harvard.edu
My name is Leah and I’m a third-year doctoral student is sociology at Harvard. I’m a resident tutor at Mather House and a sociology concentration adviser for Mather and Dunster Houses. An Atlanta native, I live for the (semi)warm summers here in Cambridge and I love exploring the city. I attended Washington and Lee University in Virginia where I received a BA in Sociology and German Language. After college, I worked in DC doing business development at a non-profit that employed wounded veterans and people with disabilities. My passion for understanding poverty and social policy led me here, where a good chunk of my research focuses on how people engage with social services and how local/state/federal policies affect their lives. My current work is a networks study of organizations working to help people who are hungry and dealing with food insecurity in American cities. I have a habit of picking up new hobbies and I’ll try anything once! I love vanilla ice cream, listening to music, fighting prejudice, and anything to do with autumn.
Email: asarin [at] g.harvard.edu
Hello, Dunster! I am Arunima Sarin and I am thrilled to be your Department Adviser and Non-Resident Tutor in Psychology! I am originally from New Delhi, India but over the last five years I have travelled around the world in pursuit of my passion: psychology. I graduated from the University of Delhi in 2013 with a bachelor’s in Psychology, following which, I worked in a rehabilitation home for patients with chronic schizophrenia. In 2014, I went to University College London to pursue a master’s in Research Methods in Psychology and after graduating from there in 2015, I worked alongside Paul Burgess and David Lagnado to explore the impact of conflicting intentions and outcomes on judgments of an agent’s causality and responsibility. In 2016 I moved to Boston to manage Josh Greene’s lab and in the fall of 2017, I started graduate school at the Department of Psychology at Harvard. I am presently a third-year PhD student in Fiery Cushman’s lab where I explore social and moral decision-making. I am particularly interested in punishment and in developing the simplest model of human punishment that can explain punishment as a concept, both at a mechanistic level (which learning systems and brain functions support our decision to punish repeatedly, even when it is costly and often makes us feel bad) and at a functional level (how do we leverage punishment to communicate disapproval and alter a recipient’s behavior). Outside of work, I enjoy reading, hiking, trying out coffee shops, and petting all the doggos I see on the street! I am also a trained dancer, trained in the classical Indian dance form of Kuchipudi. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you think I may have answers for! I look forward to getting to know you all the coming year!