Non-Resident Tutors

NirisiNirisi Angulo, Non-Resident Tutor in Law

Email: nirisi.angulo [at]

Hey Dunster. I am happy to be one of your pre-law non-resident tutors. I grew up in Los Angeles and attained my B.A. with a major in history and a minor in political science from UCLA. After undergrad, I took four years off and a majority of that time was spent working for the County of Los Angeles. I recently graduated from UMKC School of Law where I was published in the UMKC Law Review and the Urban Lawyer. During my time in law school, I spent one year on the staff of the law review, one year as the research editor for Urban Lawyer, and I was on the ABA negotiation team for my school. I also worked for H&R Block Tax Institute for two tax seasons and volunteered for the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program. I also participated in many campus organizations. I recently moved to Boston to be with my partner Gregory. I enjoy jogging, listening to podcasts, and cooking. Please feel free to contact me to talk about anything related to law school, taking time off before grad school, to chat about college life, or if you have any tax related questions.

Chance Bonar, Non-Resident Tutor in Writing

Email: chancebonar [at]

Hey Dunster! My name is Chance, and I’m very excited to be one of your Non-Resident Tutors. I’m a first-year PhD student in Religion at Harvard. I’m originally from Farmington, Minnesota, and went on to St. Olaf College to study religion and classics, and then Yale Divinity School (obviously, because Harvard Divinity School rejected me) for a degree in religion. Before coming to Harvard, I taught ancient Greek, assisted in an archaeological dig in Israel, edited a couple undergraduate journals, sang in various choirs, and worked in a rare book & manuscript library translating ancient and medieval texts. My research so far (ask me about it!) focuses on the roles of authors, authorship, and attribution in authorizing or empowering certain early Christian texts outside of the Bible. Along with academic studies, I’m an editor for a journal at Yale Divinity School and sing with the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, visiting museums, and spending far too much time on Twitter. Feel free to contact me with any questions about writing, religion(s), history, literature, the humanities/social sciences, choir, and anything else. I look forward to getting to know you all!

Sara Choi, Non-Resident Tutor in Business

Email: Sarachoi09 [at]

Edward_ChuEdward Chu, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: Ewchu [at]

Hi everyone. My name is Edward Chu and I am one of the internal medicine residents at Massachusetts General Hospital. Originally from Orlando, FL but somehow found my way up the East Coast. My path into medicine is the least bit straightforward so if you are non-traditional student in need of some perspective feel free to seek me out. I studied biomedical engineering at Duke but was entirely confused about what to do with life. Took the MCAT, GRE and GMAT and then interviewed for finance, consulting and engineering jobs. Ultimately worked two years for Medtronic before attending the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During that time, I was on the admission committee and encountered a wide spectrum of amazing applicants. Needless to say, this has been a long but rewarding journey for me. Please let me know if I can help out with your application in any way!

Esther_ChungEsther Chung, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: estherchung2010 [at]

Hi Dunster meese! My name is Esther, and I’m a first-year medical student at HMS and just recently graduated from Harvard & can’t seem to fully leave D-Haus in my past. I live over in Longwood but I’ll be around in the Square to grab some weekend meals because Lamont is still my favorite study space (no joke). During undergrad, I worked at the Brigham’s Neurosurgery Lab and am continuing to pursue my interests in that field, or more broadly, in surgery. I’m on the board for Assoc. of Women Surgeons and APAMSA and volunteer at the pediatric HMS-student run clinic in Revere. I miss all the restaurants in Cambridge so feel free to contact me for a meal if you have questions about my experience with the med school applying process or anything else about life! :)

Steven_CorselloSteven Corsello, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: corsello [at]

Greetings Dunster. I grew up in Rochester, NY and studied biochemistry at Harvard. I went on to attend Harvard Medical School and served as a Dunster resident tutor. I completed my internal medicine training at MGH and am currently a fellow in hematology and oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. My research interests include cancer biology and genomics. I am an avid skier and also enjoy running. Please don’t hesitate to contact me and I hope to get to know many of you this year.

Michael_CoulterMichael Coulter, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: michael_coulter [at]

Hi, I’m Mike Coulter, one of the non-resident pre-med tutors here in Dunster. I graduated from Dunster House in 2008 and am currently an HST MD student. This year I’m doing a research year studying genetics and neuroscience in Chris A Walsh’s lab at Children’s Hospital Boston. I’m happy to answer any questions about applying to medical school and what life is like in med school. I look forward to meeting many of you.

NicoleNicole De Paz, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: nicole.depaz [at]

Hi Dunster! My name is Nicole de Paz, and I’m a pediatrics resident at MassGeneral Hospital for Children. I just finished up medical school at Harvard (Class of 2016) and am super excited to be a Dunster non-res tutor this year. A bit about me: I’m originally from Florida (outside of Orlando), and I went to Yale for college, where I majored in biology, was involved in La Casa (Yale’s Latino Cultural Center), and fell in love with community health as a free clinic interpreter. After graduation, I spent a gap year as an asthma educator and care coordinator for IMPACT DC, a clinical/research/education program based at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. During medical school, I solidified my interest in pediatrics and primary care through involvement with the Harvard Center for Primary Care, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and clinical rotations where I got to blow bubbles and play peek-a-boo as part of my day job. When I grow up, I hope to be a primary care pediatrician involved in advocacy (especially for children and families facing adversity, like limited English proficiency, poverty, and trauma), community-based research, and medical education. In my free time I love to be outside–hiking, biking, running–and spend time with my significant other, family, and friends. Feel free to contact me with questions about primary care, pediatrics, being a Latino/a in medicine, taking a gap year between college & med school, or anything else!

Scott Elman, Non-Resident Tutor in MedicineScott_Elman

Email: scott.a.elman [at]

Hi Dunster! I’m one of the non-resident tutors and am a second year student at Harvard Medical School. I’m originally from Livingston, NJ and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011, where I studied biochemistry, Spanish, and psychology. In between my undergraduate studies and medical school, I worked as a long-term substitute teacher, and found it to be an incredible rewarding experience. Please feel free to ask me about college, medical school or anything else on your mind! I found the advising that I received during my time as an undergraduate was very helpful, and I’m looking forward to paying it forward to you all. Send me an e-mail or stop me in the dining hall if you ever want to chat.

EnumahSam Enumah, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: s.enumah [at]

Hi Dunsterites! My name is Sam Enumah, and I am excited to be a non-resident pre-med tutor! I am originally from Columbus, GA and am a former Dunster House resident. I graduated from Harvard College in 2010 (Neurobio concentration). I traveled and taught for a year in Peru and Rwanda prior to medical school. I graduated from Johns Hopkins in 2016 (spent some more time in Rwanda during med school) and am currently a general surgery resident at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The Dunster community was an amazing and memorable part of my college experience, and I am really excited about the opportunity to meet and learn from all of you (and attempt to provide some advice along the way!).  Outside of the hospital, I enjoy running, soccer, political TV dramas (House of Cards), reading for fun (waiting for the next book in the Song of Ice and Fire series…), and eating (South Asian and Mediterranean cuisine and, of course, southern BBQ). Please feel free to contact me with any questions about medical school, residency, college, travel plans, favorite Cambridge food spots or anything else!

Phillip Golub, Non-Resident Tutor in Music

Email: golub.phillip [at]

Hello! I’m Phillip, Dunster class of 2016. I’m in the final year of the New England Conservatory (NEC) joint program. I play the piano and I write music as well, and I’m active in a number of overlapping music communities. I’m currently TF-ing for Vijay Iyer’s course Music 177: Creative Music: Advanced Ensemble Workshop. At Harvard I was an English concentrator. I have an interest in 20th-century American poetry, in particular, but I’d also love to talk with anybody about whatever literature they are into at the moment, or what’s going on these days in the English department. Likewise, I would look forward to making music with anyone—whether sight reading through something or improvising freely or playing a tune. I’m also a bit of a tennis nut and can talk for hours about the state of the game today, or better yet, head across the river to hit! Finally, I am well-versed in the fellowship process and would be happy to talk it over or read a statement.

Justin_KohJustin Koh, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: justin.koh12[at]

Hey Meese! I grew up in Los Angeles, CA and graduated from Harvard College in 2012, concentrating in Chemistry, with a concurrent Masters from the GSAS in Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Most importantly, I’m also a proud former Dunster resident! Med school brought me back home to UCLA, and I’m back in Boston as an Orthopedic Surgery resident at Boston Medical Center. I’m so thrilled to be working with you all – please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions about med school, residency, or really anything else!

Kuan HeadshotAaron Kuan, Non-Resident Tutor in Neurobiology and Physics

Email: aaron.t.kuan [at]

Hi, my name is Aaron Kuan. I’m currently a post-doc in the Neurobiology Dept at HMS. In my research we slice up brain tissue into thin slices, image them with electron microscopy, and reconstruct the neuronal circuits. I recently graduated from SEAS in applied physics (’16), and was an undergrad here studying physics and music before then (Pfoho, ’09). I was also part of the Havard-NEC joint program, studying violin at New England Conservatory (MM ’10). I played in HRO and conducted the Dudley House Orchestra in the past. I’d be happy to talk to you about anything music, physics, bio related – please feel free to contact me!

Jing_LiJing Li, Non-Resident Tutor in Economics

Email: jingjing188 [at]

Hello Meese! I was a resident tutor at Dunster for the past two years and I’m so happy to be returning as a non-resident tutor this year! I was born in China and grew up in Lawrence, Kansas, home to the KU Jayhawks. As an undergraduate at MIT, I studied computer science, math, and economics, and now I’m a 4th year in Harvard’s Economics PhD program. My research spans industrial organization, environmental economics, public economics, and retirement and aging. I run casually and have done a couple of half marathons, so let me know if you ever want a (slow) running buddy! I love to cook and eat food and look forward to cooking with some of you as a part of Dunster’s Culinary Team. Please feel free to contact me to chat about anything you’d like. I look forward to getting to know you all.

Douglas Mata, Non-Resident Tutor in MedicineDouglas Mata

Email: dmata [at]

My name is Douglas and I am excited to be a non-resident tutor in medicine this year. I am currently a resident physician in anatomic and clinical pathology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. I was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana, later returning to Houston to study biochemistry and cell biology at Rice University. As an undergraduate student, I studied abroad in Panama and Hong Kong, and after college, I worked as a teacher in Osuna, Spain. I received my master’s degree in public health with a concentration in biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Cambridge in England and my medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. My research interests are broad and include topics in neuropsychiatry (depression and burnout), oncopathology (bladder and kidney cancer), medical education (curriculum design), and global health (virology). I am happy to answer any questions about studying abroad, clinical research, medical publishing, and what life is like as a resident physician. I look forward to meeting you all this year!

Madeleine_MatthiesenMadeleine Matthiesen, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: mimatthiesen [at]

Hey Dunster! I am currently an intern in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at MGH. I grew up in Chicago and graduated from Dunster in 2009. I took a gap year through CPIC and did case management in the Bronx with substance abuse patients before heading back to Chicago to attend med school at the University of Chicago. In my free time, I like to watch and play sports (I’m a former Crimson Sports chair) and spend time exploring Boston with my husband, who is also a former Dunsterite. I look forward to meeting many of you, and definitely reach out to me if I can help in any way!

Brad Matthiesen, Non-Resident Tutor in Technology

Email: matthiesen [at] post.harvard.eduBrad Matthiesen

Hey Meese!  I’m originally from Kansas City, MO. I graduated from D-Haus in ’09 as a Chemistry and Physics concentrator. I later earned a masters in computer science from the University of Chicago. I spent 6 years as a data scientist working in litigation consulting, but I’m currently across the river at the Launch Lab where I’m the founder of an edtech company. Feel free to reach out about machine learning, tech, or startups.

Nathan_NakatsukaNathan Nakatsuka, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: 08nanaka [at]

Hi Meese! I grew up in Honolulu, Hawai’i and graduated from Harvard College in 2012 concentrating in Chemical and Physical Biology. I then spent a year at the other Cambridge in England doing an MPhil in Genetics working at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Now I’m starting the MD/PhD program at HMS. In college I was involved in homelessness outreach, mentoring, bioethics, club tennis, and a Christian fellowship. I also played on the Cambridge University tennis team, so I’m always up for a game. I loved Dunster, and I love helping fellow meese, so contact me anytime for literally anything!

Aswin_SekarAswin Sekar, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: aswin_sekar [at]

Hi Dunster! I am a fourth-year MD/PhD student at HMS, where I am studying the genetics of neuropsychiatric disease. I did my undergrad in molecular, cell, and developmental biology at UCLA, and spent a year after college doing research on autism genetics as well as rural development work in India. Outside of school, I enjoy singing, running, and basketball. Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss taking time off after college, pursuing MD vs. MD/PhD, or anything else!

Derek_StenquistDerek Stenquist, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: derek_stenquist [at]

Hey Dunster! My name is Derek Stenquist and I’m a student at Harvard Medical School. I’m from Hudson, Massachusetts and graduated from Dartmouth College in 2010. After college I worked at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Medical Simulation program for a year before heading to Zimbabwe for my second year off to work for Grassroot Soccer, an organization that teaches HIV prevention to youth and provides HIV testing and counseling through soccer. I also spent time in Honduras, Nicaragua, and Costa Rica during and after college and my interests include global health as well as emergency medicine, orthopedics, infectious disease, and pediatrics. I love to play and watch soccer as well as any other sport, I’m trying to like running road races, and I’m a fan of jazz music, spending time with my family and in the outdoors, and anything to do with Latin American culture. I’m really looking forward to being a non-resident tutor! Please feel free to email me to talk about anything related to pre-med, travel and time off before grad school, not knowing exactly what type of medicine you want to pursue, or anything else.

Rebekah Stout, Non-Resident Tutor in ArtBekah_Stout

Email: rebekahstout [at]



James_YehJames Yeh, Non-Resident Tutor in Medicine

Email: Jay773 [at]

Hello Dunster,
I am a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and work clinically in both hospital medicine and urgent care. I am also a research fellow working on understanding the relationships between physician industry relationships and prescribing behavior. My academic interests are in the realms of evidence-based medicine, medical education, medical publication, and pharmacoepidemiology. I am involved in the teaching of a number of courses at HMS and at the Brigham. I also serve as the deputy editor for the Harvard Public Health Review. Feel free to contact me if I can be of help in any way.

Ege Yumusak, Non-Resident Tutor in Philosophy

Email: egeyumusak [at]

Hello Dunster,
I am a physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and work clinically in both hospital medicine and urgent care. I am also a research fellow working on understanding the relationships between physician industry relationships and prescribing behavior. My academic interests are in the realms of evidence-based medicine, medical education, medical publication, and pharmacoepidemiology. I am involved in the teaching of a number of courses at HMS and at the Brigham. I also serve as the deputy editor for the Harvard Public Health Review. Feel free to contact me if I can be of help in any way.