Date
October 21, 2021
Time
6:00–7:00 p.m. ET
Event Type
Virtual
Location
New York, NY, United States
This Is a Past Event

Welcome to Your City took place on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Please check back in the summer of 2022 for more information regarding the next Welcome to Your City program.


Calling all New York City-based Harvard alumni!

On Thursday, October 21, alumni in cities around the world will come together to welcome members of the Class of 2021 to their new cities! Harvard alumni who graduated between 2011 and 2021, from the College or any of the graduate schools, are invited to participate.

If you live in New York City or have plans to move there, the Harvard Club of New York City welcomes you to register here for their Welcome to Your City event. The evening promises a welcome to New York City while meeting and connecting with alumni in the area. Attendees will also learn about the many Harvard Clubs and Shared Interest Groups available to you and more. Even if you won’t be in New York City in October, you are still encouraged to attend.

Whether you are new to New York City or have called it home for years, the Harvard community is your community—so we hope you will join us on October 21! Register with your LinkedIn profile or other social media accounts to see who's coming and connect with others before, during, and after the event.

Shared Interest Group Contacts:
First-Generation Harvard Alumni, Jefferey Huang and Christine Gentry
jeffereyhuang@gmail.com and christine.gentry@gmail.com
Harvard Alumni for Education, Rana Hafiz and William Kwok
rah807@mail.harvard.edu and wkwok1031@gmail.com

Harvard Alumni for Global Women's Empowerment, Maria Gutierrez

mgutierrez_123@yahoo.com
Harvard Alumni in Wine and Food, Ellen Le
ellenleis@gmail.com
Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance, Alex Lee
alexjosephlee@gmail.com
Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs, Kirstin Broderick and Conchita Tucker
Harvard Christian Alumni Society, Chip Stewart
Harvard Alumni in Healthcare, Setu Mehta

Who's Coming (181 + guests)

Mesh Z
’13
Harvard University Extension School
Ashley Gandham
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
MSKCC
Maya Burhanpurkar
’21
Harvard College
Dalia Alnuaimi
’18
Harvard Medical School
DoctorNA
Nadege Giraudet
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Daniel Leonard
’21
Harvard College
Science writerScienceline.org
I'm currently pursuing a Master's degree in science journalism at NYU's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program.
Gautam Gandhi
’15
Harvard Kennedy School
PartnerRG Advisors
Johnathan Clark
’19
Harvard College
Law student
I am a 3rd year law student at Georgetown Law interested in a career in Environmental Law.
Evelyn Wenger
’11
Harvard College
Director, Student Recruitment and Family SupportHarlem Village Academies
Looking to reconnect with the Harvard community in New York as I look for the next steps in my career after teaching for the last 10 years.
Vaibhav Gupta
’14
Harvard Business School
ProductUpstart
Hi, I am moving to New York from Seattle and looking forward to becoming a part of the alumni community there.
Jay Carmichael
’21
Harvard Divinity School
Amherst '16, HDS '21. Exploring careers in technical writing. I haven't had the opportunity to really explore the city because of Covid and would love to make new friends.
Jae Kim
’13
Harvard College
Claudia Espinosa
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Executive Director Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - LOVE, Inc
Claudia Espinosa has been working with young Latinas for the past ten years. Her work with this population has enabled her to learn directly from these young women the needs that must be addressed to ensure that they can reach their full potential.
Nadine Khoury
’20
Harvard College
Medical StudentColumbia University
Greetings! I’m Nadine, a 2020 graduate of the college, where I concentrated in bioengineering with a secondary in government. I’m from Brooklyn, NY, and am currently a first year medical student at Columbia! At Harvard I conducted viral genomics research at the Broad Institute, was a member of the JFK Jr Forum in the IOP, served as student body treasurer, and was the undergrad rep to the advisory committee on shareholder responsibility. In my free time I love playing piano and composing music, and one day hope to publish some of my pieces!
Zhuldyz Bakytzhan
’15
Harvard Kennedy School
Jill Goltzer
’17
Harvard Divinity School
Director of Young Leadership and Social MediaAmerican Society for Yad Vashem
Oana Salusbury
’21
Harvard Business School
FounderOhm Real Estate Consulting
Linghong Chen
’17
Harvard University Extension School
Mohammad Hamad
’13
Harvard University Extension School
Assistant DirectorNew York University
Early professional in learning/development, change management, and program development.
Xinyi Guo
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Research ScientistNo
Ian Hochberg
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Alejandro Jimenez
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Product Manager Curriculum Associates
Edtech professional, AR/VR enthusiast.
Aruna Chung-A-Hing
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Maria Evelina Gutierrez
’08
Harvard University Extension School
Contract AttorneyConsilio
I'm interested in supporting women leaders at all stages of their professional and personal development. My hobbies are cooking, reading, surfing the web, and coming up with ideas that can be shared with others.
Fernando Bruno
’20
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Health Scientist / Medical Professor / AAAS STPF FellowNIH / Touro College / AAAS
Jessica Yuan
’17
Harvard Business School
Sofia Almeida
’21
Harvard Business School
Cristina Gall
’17
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Supplement Consultant & CoachSelf-Employed
I am a Health & Wellbeing Expert with extensive experience in using nutrition to improve wellbeing and prevent chronic diseases. I am passionate about synergistically applying behavioral change insights to improve health & wellbeing through better nutrition, sleep, and physical activity. I am a former investment banker and am at ease in both corporate and start-up environments, as well as policy research (have worked for the European Commission and the OECD). I have a deep knowledge of nutritional supplements (15+ years of research), including vitamins, minerals, botanical extracts, phytonutrients, fatty acids, probiotics, prebiotics, and others.
Paul-Emile Landrin
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
ConsultantMazars
Quizayra Gonzalez
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Program Director Posse Foundation
Richard Ventura
’16
Harvard Business School
Rachel Nadboy
’20
Harvard College
Charles Liu
’18
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering & Applied Sciences
Software EngineerWaymo
Sandy Wong
’16
Harvard College
Resident PhysicianWills Eye Hospital
Pamela Cabrera
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Mamfatou Baldeh
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Yan Zhen
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Jazz Kaur
’21
Harvard College
FilmmakerBrown Girl Joy Productions
Filmmaker & writer -- creating more representation and social impact in entertainment and media. Currently, working on a short film, Zindagi Dobara (Life Again). https://seedandspark.com/fund/zindagi-dobara
Karishma Rupani
’20
Harvard Medical School
Jessica Herrera Chaidez
’21
Harvard College
Associate ConsultantBain
Jimmy Pan
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Head of OperationsNaya
Cheyenne Brooks
’21
Harvard College
Karen Kim
’13
Harvard College
AttorneyLatham & Watkins
Kamilyn Choi
’17
Harvard College
Yale Law '21, just moved to NYC!
Kimberly Branch
’16
Harvard Kennedy School
Chang Liu
’20
Harvard Business School
InvestorStochastic Partners
Carla Marquez-Luna
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Postdoctoral Research FellowIcahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Hi! I did my Ph.D. in Biostatistics at Harvard. I'm interested in genetics, data science, and global education.
Nix Maasdorp
’13
Harvard College
Product MarketingDiscord
HBS '20
Marisa Salatino
’18
Harvard College
Private EquityAlinda Capital Partners
Kelwen Peng
’17
Harvard College
Senior Software EngineerTeam Engine
D.Daniel Glinski
’13
Harvard University Extension School
Damon Hall
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Jocelyn Groom
’18
Harvard University Extension School
Mike Lynch
’21
Harvard Business School
PrincipallApax Partners
Charles Lin
’17
Harvard University Extension School
CmJPM chase
Xiyao Wang
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Design
DesignerKPF
Carla Chavich
’14
Harvard Business School
Executive VPCompass Lexecon
Bovey Rao
’19
Harvard College
PhD CandidateColumbia University
Current PhD Candidate at Columbia University in Neurobiology and Behavior
Alnoor Maherali
’19
Harvard Kennedy School
Co-Founder and Certified MediatorVenn Mediation
Gus Cavalcanti
’20
Harvard University Extension School
CFOELMAS Trading
Dear Alumni, I recently started the HCNY Cycling Culture SIG!!! I am a cycling enthusiast originally from Rio de Janeiro. Now I live in NYC and I would like to connect with other Alumni to socialize and make new extraordinary friends.
Elizabeth Pyjov
’20
Harvard College
Lawyer Sidley
Harvard undergrad. Harvard law school and Harvard divinity school joint degree. Interested in peaceful conflict resolution.
Paul Lisker
’16
Harvard College
Sr Software EngineerMark43
Alon Kremer
’16
Harvard Business School
NFL
Joined the NFL and just moved to NY
Elizabeth Pyjov
’20
Harvard College
Lawyer Sidley
Harvard undergrad. Harvard law school and Harvard divinity school joint degree. Interested in peaceful conflict resolution.
Michelle Konstadt
’10
Harvard College
Caterina Roiatti
’85
Harvard Graduate School of Design
ownerTRA studio architecture pllc
co-founder of TRA studio architecture pllc, an interdisciplinary studio, based in New York City and Southampton, that crosses the boundaries of art, architecture, preservation and interiors from concept, to construction and post-construction. Interested in development and branding, passionate about investing and fitness.
Kristin Meyer
’09
Harvard Business School
Life Sciences Sector DirectorEY
Dalia Alnuaimi
’17
Harvard Medical School
Researcher/Physician-
Keith Langston
’20
Harvard University Extension School
WriterPassport Magazine / Screen Rant
Hey there! I work in editorial and write about travel, movies, and video games. It's a lot of fun. I'm new to the city and am trying to figure out how to socially and professionally navigate life during the era of COVID.
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’11
Harvard College
Erdal Yilmaz
’20
Harvard University Extension School
Systems ArchitectAnalog Devices Inc.
Christine Gajardo
’13
Harvard Business School
Nhat Nguyen
’21
Harvard Kennedy School
Head of ProjectAutonomous
Adam Hunter
’20
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
resident physicianNYU Grossman School of Medicine
Andrea Herrera
’19
Harvard University Extension School
Paul Gilsdorf
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Director of OperationsTeam Tringali - Keller Williams
I have my Master's in Finance from the Extension School and am currently living in New Hampshire as the Director of Operations for a real estate firm and personally investing in real estate. I grew up in Texas and was living in Beijing for a year until the start of the pandemic
Moriya Blumenfeld
’21
Harvard Business School
Chief Business OfficerAkooda
New Yorker Israeli, entrepreneur and student of markets and relationships. Avid SoulCycler, snowboarder and friend
Dimitris Vamvourellis
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Data Scientist BlackRock
Ian Tang
’20
Harvard Business School
Jing Shi
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Research Scientist
Hi! I graduated last year and currently work as a research scientist in Singapore. I'm interested in opportunities in consulting and planning to move back to the US (New York/Boston or LA) next year. Hope to meet more friends here!
Vanessa Guzman
’20
Harvard Kennedy School
Analyst
Yang Sciscent
’21
Harvard University Extension School
A first-generation Chinese immigrant. Graduated from the Extension School with an M.A. in English, 2021. Recipient of Dean's list honor roll. Prior to the graduate studies at the Extension School, I have received an M.A. in Journalism at LSU, 1988, followed by an M.A. in Religious Studies at St. Joseph's Seminary, 2012. Interested in the interplay of literature and religion. Currently looking for a doctorate program to further develop the thesis of dynamics between literature and religion.
Katie Braden
’20
Harvard University Extension School
Finance Operations Manager
Steven Chambers
’21
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Senior Advisor - Partnerships & InnovationNYC Department of Education
Makeila Jamison
’21
Harvard College
Passionate about BIPOC and Queer liberation, interested in academia, social impact, art/museums and the fashion industry. Still figuring things out :)
In Young Park
’15
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Ph.D. CandidatePrinceton University (Politics)
I graduated from the GSAS with M.A. in Regional Studies: East Asia. I study international politics at Princeton.
Ioana Calcev
’12
Harvard College
Head of Business OperationsSpringtide Child Development
Chi Zhang
’17
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Finance
Ann Xu
’13
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Postdoc ResearcherNYU
Jenny Liang
’21
Harvard Law School
Litigation AssociateBaker McKenzie
Anthony Wirth
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Vice President MSCI
LisaMichelle Pecaro
’18
Harvard University Extension School
Rob Annis
’04
Harvard College
Founder, Managing PartnerThe Art of Admissions
Passionate about Education, Equality and Health
Sally Hammel
’21
Harvard Divinity School
Embree Thompson
’18
Harvard College
Medical studentWeill Cornell Medicine
Jessica Barzilay
’16
Harvard College
Senior ConsultantDeloitte
Bonnie Cao
’17
Harvard Kennedy School
Jessica Robles
’19
Harvard University Extension School
HAROLD OBSTFELD
’70
Harvard Law School
PresidentHarold B. Obstfeld, PC
:After law school graduation, I obtained an LLM at NYU Law School, and joined a small law firm, specializing in civil litigation. Thereafter, I joined a firm engaged in securities litigation, primarily shareholder class and derivative cases. I established my own firm in 1985, continuing to specialize in class and derivative cases, primarily in New York and Delaware.
batool A hussain
’19
Harvard University Extension School
Head of Americas Sustainability Services - VenturesSAP
Olivia Price
’21
Harvard College
Ad Sales AssociateNBCUniversal Media, LLC.
I am currently part of the AD Sales rotational program at NBCUniversal figuring out what I want to do in a few months. I was a student-athlete at Harvard and miss playing with my team. Now for exercise I love to go on walks. I'm looking forward to meeting Harvard alumni at this event.
Ovul Sezer
’10
Harvard College
Visiting Assistant ProfessorColumbia University
Francisco (Pancho) Brown
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Director of Communications Sage and Coombe Architects
Jason Dunn
’19
Harvard Business School
Vice PresidentHalle Capital
Tongtong Zhou
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Design
JPMorgan Chase
Vanessa Liu
’96
Harvard College
President, Harvard Alumni Association
Byran Dai
’11
Harvard College
Co-Founder & CEODaivergent
I lead a technology startup focused on job-readiness for the autism and disability communities. Former Data Science Manager & Data Scientist at Quartet Health, M.S. Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins. Looking forward to welcoming new alumni to NYC and meeting new people!
Eliza Catalino
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Assistant Principal Brilla Public Charter Scholls
David Yang
’15
Harvard Business School
Dennis Tseng
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Moved from pure math research to industry during covid, new to NYC
Rayan Nahas
’21
Harvard Business School
Rosina Walton
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Instructional Program SupervisorCatapult Learning
Alexis Kline
’21
Harvard College
Investment Banking AnalystMorgan Stanley
Marie-Christine Nizzi
’16
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
PresidentHarvard Alumni for Mental Health
Hi Team, I would be happy to represent Harvard Alumni for Mental Health and say a couple words to local members interested in this topic! Looking forward to the event, Marie-Christine
Kelsey O'Connor
’18
Harvard College
StudentKellogg School of Management | Northwestern University
I am a Lowell House graduate of the class of 2018. I just started my first year in the MBA program at Kellogg School of Management. For the last three years I have been at Wayfair and plan to apply the skills I learned there more broadly in consulting next summer in New York. I have a deep passion for all things entertainment and media and horses.
Sophie Zhao
’20
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Data Scientist Goldman Sachs Marquee
Tyler DeGroff
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Vice President, Quantitive Research and Risk ManagementEpoch Investment Partners
Serges Saidi
’20
Harvard College
Investment Systems Engineer AnalystBlackRock
Julian Guy
’16
Harvard College
Creative ProducerTubeScience
Sergio Alfaro
’16
Harvard Medical School
Andrew Musoke
’13
Harvard Business School
Director
Aysun Demircan
’14
Harvard Business School
Principal, Business StrategyGoogle
Patrick Healy
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Carl Vogel
’18
Harvard Business School
Senior Product ManagerPaxos
Anne Teasdale
’20
Harvard University Extension School
Sameer Mehra
’17
Harvard College
Software EngineerLinkedIn
Shuyu Sun
’21
Harvard Law School
Rachel Sadoff
’21
Harvard College
Master's StudentColumbia University
Philippe Noel
’20
Harvard College
Co-founder & CEOFractal
From Québec, graduated in CS/Neuro with Class of 2020, now living in NYC working on https://fractal.co
Robert Boling
’14
Harvard College
Data EngineerTiger Global Management
Anna Baron
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Natela Gluzinskaia
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Business and Life Sciences Consultantself-employed consultant for Phoenix Consulting
Professionally, I am a global brand manager, business consultant, and talent development officer. I have gone through an aggressive business expansion, managing a global operation of a luxury brand in Asia, Europe, North and South Americas, Australia & New Zealand, Russia, Caribbean. Now I live in New York City after living in Boston, while achieving my degree in Business Management, from Harvard Extention School. Personally, I am a world traveler who managed to complete 100 countries before Covid-19, graduate from Harvard during Covid-19 and start my next career path post-Covid times. I am passionate about people, businesses, and life! The well-being of the human capital within companies and countries is very important while keeping an eye on sustainability and profits, making the operations round rather than in a pyramid formation as the old way of managing a business. I adore being outdoors hiking, playing tennis, golf, snowboarding, enjoying nature. I love to read literally any book and think of it as not only time well spent, but a true luxury in life! I am looking to join a company in NY or internationally.
Rae Shih
’18
Harvard Kennedy School
Education CounselNew York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU)
Currently living in Honolulu, HI and moving to NYC early 2022 to work at the ACLU's NY affiliate as Education Counsel. Joint degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Abdur Rehman
’19
Harvard College
Product Manager
Ammro Hussein
’21
Harvard University Extension School
Senior Product ManagerCLEAR
Keith Warner
’19
Harvard University Extension School
Katie Hahn
’11
Harvard College
Co-FounderKindle Education
Aline Reynolds
’16
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Technical Communications Manager
I am interested in urban planning and redevelopment - in particular, environmental planning and sustainability.
Shira Li
’19
Harvard College
Mortgage TraderGoldman Sachs
Rina Deshpande
’15
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Educator, Academics, Mindfulness, & YogaSelf-Employed
Farzan Subhani
’21
Harvard Kennedy School
Amy Morrisett
’19
Harvard College
RecruiterAscendHire
I'm currently an HR recruiter. I majored in linguistics, and really love singing! Would love to meet other alums who sing :)
Cynthia Ahmed
’21
Harvard Law School
AssociateSullivan & Cromwell
Joanna-Maria Helinurm
’14
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Laviku
Sherry Hsieh
’16
Harvard University Extension School
Media
Benjamin Abtan
’20
Harvard Kennedy School
Founder & CEOToward Antiracism Now
I have 20 years of experience in racial equity in policy, the private sector, civil society and the academia, at the local and global levels. I have created Toward Antiracism Now to help organization become boldly antiracist. Based in NYC after a mid-career MPA at the Kennedy School and a life mainly in Europe, I enjoy reading and writing fiction, movies, jazz clubs, the opera and Central Park (unoriginally)!
Vinay Subbiah
’16
Harvard Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
ProductBenevolent AI
Jamie Magcale
’21
Harvard Law School
Covington & Burling LLP
Christine Ding
’20
Harvard Law School
Katharina Schwarz
’14
Harvard College
Yumiko Matsubara
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Parson Hicks
’11
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Executive Director Stamford Health
Grace Zhu
’20
Harvard Law School
Puneeta Sharma
’21
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Chair Medical SpecialtiesValley Medical Group
David Sasson
’19
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Ariette Escobar
’21
Harvard University Extension School
www.linkedin.com/in/ariette
Marcus Friedrich
’19
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
CMOUnited Healthcare
Emma Toh
’20
Harvard College
Associate ConsultantBain & Company
Sungjoo Ahn
’21
Harvard Law School
Associate Simpson Thacher
Christophe Millien
’20
Harvard Medical School
CMOZanmi la sante Hopital Universitaire de Mirebalais
Man, right to health care advocate, teacher, researcher
Anne Chen
’18
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Architect
Steven Wang
’21
Harvard Law School
AssociateCravath, Swaine & Moore
Caroline Shinkle
’20
Harvard Law School
AssociateCravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
Samantha Heavner
’20
Harvard College
ParalegalSullivan & Cromwell
Matthew Hirschfeld
’22
Harvard College
Investment Banking AnalystMorgan Stanley
Dan Tarjan
’18
Harvard Medical School
Equity ResearchSVB Leerink
Dessie Otachliska
’21
Harvard Law School
Latham & Watkins
Gina Ciancone
’19
Harvard Graduate School of Design
Creative DevelopmentVespa
Dalia Alnuaimi
’18
Harvard Medical School
ResearcherSchulich Business School
Caroline Schwanzer
’21
Harvard Business School
Onyeka Obasi
’12
Harvard Kennedy School
David Mikhail
’21
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
UrologistMount Sinai
Rei Morimoto
’21
Harvard Business School
AssociateMcKinsey & Company
Richard Yarrow
’19
Harvard College
HKS
Lama Jamo
’18
Harvard Business School
Director of operationsBanneker partners
Rocio Tua
’18
Harvard Kennedy School
Colleen Berryessa
’11
Harvard College
Assistant ProfessorRutgers University
Ellen Le
’19
Harvard Business School
Product ManagerPeloton
Chip Stewart
’69
Harvard College
Emeritus DeanCCNY Libraries
I just retired in February + I'm taking a year to adjust. Spiritual development seems paramount, hence the Harvard Christian Alumni Society. To get a head start, check out our web site at: https://harvardchristianalumni.org/
Christine Gentry
’05
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Professor, Residency Director, Content MentorNew York University
Jefferey Huang and I are excited to co-host this event! We will (re)introduce the First Generation Harvard Alumni SIG and answer any questions you may have about our community. Welcome to NYC!
Kathy Gerlach
’07
Harvard College