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Learn From Harvard Student Instructors

Posted by Emery Lim on August 15, 2016

As the time draws closer to the commencement of  The Ivy Summit Series with Harvard Student Agencies (HSA), we checked in with the team of Harvard student instructors who will be flying down specially to speak to our students.

meet our instructors

Sufia Mehmood


Sufia is a junior at Harvard and is concentrating in Chemistry with a secondary in History of Science. She was captain of the math team and science bowl, as well as President of National Honor Society and Student Site Council at high school. At Harvard, she is President of the South Asian Dance Team, a part of the Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program, and a member of the First Generation Committee.

Read more here.

Hasani Hayden


Hasani is currently a sophomore studying Economics with a secondary in Sociology. In high school, his roles include Vice President of the National Honor Society, Vice President of the National Technical Honor Society and a member of the Kent Career Technical Center Principal Leadership Team. In addition to being a Harvard Student Agencies manager, Hasani also serves the Harvard College community as the President of the Freshman Black Table, a coordinator for the Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program, and a mentor for the David Walker Scholars Program.


Emily Dahl


Emily Dahl is a sophomore at Harvard, studying Linguistics with a neurobiological focus. Emily was a National Merit Scholar and had perfect scores on the SAT in Reading and Math, as well as the Math II Level II SAT Subject test. Prior to Harvard, she attended the University of Alaska as a high school student, where she earned 54 credits in classes in advanced mathematics and engineering. At Harvard, she works as a tutor for Harvard Student Agencies, volunteers at Boston Children's Hospital, and shadows a pediatric neurologist at Mass General Hospital.


interview with our harvard instructors

What is your most memorable experience at Harvard University so far?

Sufia: My most memorable experience at Harvard University so far is being able to spend a summer abroad in Peru this summer - being at Harvard opens up so many opportunities and facets of learning. Overall, it has been a wonderful journey so far and I cannot wait to share more during the Ivy Summit Series.

Why did you join Harvard Student Agencies?

Emily: I joined HSA in the fall of my freshman year. Coming in, I knew that I needed to get a job immediately, but I also knew that I wanted to find a job that allowed me to feel that I was making a difference. I have always loved teaching, and I have been tutoring since middle school. I love working at HSA-I really enjoy the opportunity to get to know students on a personal level and help them find their own identity and voice.

Why did you decide to be part of The Ivy Summit Series?

Emily: When I was in high school, I spent a long time trying to figure out what college and what course of study was right for me. It wasn't an instantaneous process, and I didn't figure it out alone. I talked to adults, and I had wonderful mentors who guided me through the entire process, from choosing where I wanted to apply to ensuring that I was completing every step of the application properly. I love my university. I would like to help other students figure out what would make them happy, and give them support and advice to assist them in reaching their dreams.

Why should students enroll in The Ivy Summit Series?

Hasani: Students should enroll in the Ivy Summit Series to gain a fundamental understanding of the American College admission process as well as to further develop themselves as an individual beyond college. This is not for students who are content with where they are now, but for those seeking ways to improve themselves and to take the first step in pursuing their ambitions!

Learn more about Harvard, university admission tips and life-long fundamental skills

The Ivy Summit Series is part of our Future Leaders Programme that aims to help our Secondary and Junior College students achieve their ambitions and leadership in their own passions. This August, we are happy to give our students this exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with this team of experienced Harvard student instructors to learn more about life in Harvard, univeristy admission tips and life-long fundamental skills needed to be ready for the future.

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If you are keen to find out more about our secondary and junior college programmes, we would love to share more about our curriculum with you. Schedule a meeting with us today!

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