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Peer Concentration Advisors

Peer Concentration Advisors (PCAs) serve as peer advisors for current CS concentrators and pre-concentrators, providing a valuable perspective and helping students to discover additional resources and opportunities. Students can reach out to meet with PCAs with similar academic, career, or extracurricular interests.

For more information, please reach out to the PCA Co-Captains, Brian Ham and Sophia Cho, through the email address cs-pca@seas.harvard.edu.


To be matched with a PCA, please fill out our form here.

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Peer Concentration Advisor Bios

Alex Bernat

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Class of 2025, lives in Lowell.



About Me: Hi! I’m Alex! I’m Class of ‘25 and originally from the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. I’m a Joint Electrical Engineering and Computer Science concentrator. I have a background in computer systems research and have spent my summers working for the US Department of Defense and doing research and quant! In my free time, you can find me playing golf, squash or rowing recreationally. I’m also on the board of the Harvard Computer Society.

CS Interests: Operating Systems, Computer Architecture, HPC

Other Interests: Squash, Golf, Recreational Rowing

Concentration: Joint Computer Science and Electrical Engineering

Courses: CS61, CS161, ES150, ES152, CS141, AM111, CS 20

Tags: Research, Internships, Joint Concentration, TFing

Affinity Groups Harvard Chabad, Harvard Students for Israel

AnhPhu Nguyen

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Class of 2025, lives in Currier.




About Me: Hi, I’m AnhPhu, and I’m a rising Junior at Harvard with a passion for engineering, science, technology, and entrepreneurship. I am special concentrating in Human Augmentation (the study of improving humans cognitively and physically), I run Harvard’s AR/VR club, where we do a lot of research and development into futuristic human computer interfaces, and am also very interested in entrepreneurship. My biggest thing before Harvard was founding/running my own phone repair store in my hometown, and now, I work for an early stage startup. I also do a lot of side projects, including building my own electric skateboards, iron man helmet, robot arms attached to your back, etc.

I can give a lot of great advice on how to get involved in tech and/or entrepreneurship at Harvard, and the resources you can access, both hardware and software!

CS Interests: Artificial Intelligence, Human computer interaction, Augmented/Virtual Reality research & development, computer vision

Other Interests:

  • startups/entrepreneurship
  • future of technology
  • philosophy
  • human augmentation
  • hardware prototyping/digital fabrication
  • DIY

Concentration: Human Augmentation

Courses: CS50, CS51, GENED 1091, EC10A, MATH 1B, CS20, MIT 2.S972, EXPOS 20 1981, ES139, ES152, ES155, MCB145, NEURO 240, STAT 110, MIT MAS.600 (Human Augmentation), CS 181, GENED 1064, ES 94

Tags: FGLI, Internships, Research (self-directed), Entrepreneurship

Ayush Noori

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Class of 2025, lives in Adams.




About Me: I’m a junior in Adams House concentrating in Computer Science and Neuroscience. I conduct research at the intersection of neuroscience and artificial intelligence – including computer vision, natural language processing, and graph representation learning – to better understand the human brain. I seek to engineer computational tools that may help enable new diagnostic and treatment options for neurologic disease. Over the past few years, I’ve worked in research labs across Harvard Medical School, the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, and Massachusetts General Hospital. Outside of the lab, I enjoy bird watching and meditation, and am an avid consumer of mangoes. Please feel free to reach out to me at any time – excited to meet you!

CS Interests: Graph Representation Learning, Natural Language Processing, Computer Vision, Contextual and Multimodal Learning

Other Interests: In addition to CS, I also study neuroscience. I enjoy writing creative non-fiction, meditation, reading Hindi-Urdu poetry and sci-fi short stories, bird watching, listening to South Asian music, and traveling.

Concentration: Computer Science and Neuroscience

Courses: CS 50, MATH 21B, CS 120, STAT 110, NEURO 120, CS 124, NEURO 140

Tags: Joint Concentration, Pre-Med, Research, Entrepreneurship

Affinity Groups Harvard Bahá’í Club, South Asian Association

Brian Ham

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Class of 2025, lives in Dunster.



About Me: Hey! I’m a rising junior from Seoul, Korea studying CS and Statistics with a potential master’s in CS. I’m primarily interested in machine learning, specifically reinforcement learning in mobile health (with the DtAK lab) and emotion AI applied to large language models. I’m also passionate about data science journalism and am heavily involved with the Harvard Open Data Project (hodp.org). In my free time, you can find me playing with the Futsal Club or in the Pops Orchestra. Feel free to reach out about any and all questions you have!

CS Interests: Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Natural Language Processing, Interpretability

Other Interests: Soccer/Basketball, Chess, Music, Biking, Word Hunt

Concentration: Computer Science and Statistics

Courses: CS50, 61, 109a, 124, 136, 181, 238; Stat 110, 111, 210; MIT 6.390, 6.861

Tags: Research, Internships, Startups, International

Affinity Groups Harvard Korean Association

Cas Li

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Class of 2025, lives in Currier.



About Me: I’m a junior in Currier originally from Massachusetts, concentrating in CS and Theater, Dance & Media and pursuing a concurrent S.M. in CS. I’ve spent my past two summers as a software engineering intern at Meta and Stripe, and I’ll be a quantitative trading intern at Jane Street this coming summer. Outside of CS, you can find me directing and writing musical theatre for the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club, along with serving on the exec board of the Asian Student Arts Project (Harvard’s pan-Asian theatre group)! I’d love to chat about figuring out career plans, especially on the industry side, along with how you can successfully pursue arts/humanities interests alongside CS :)

CS Interests: Theory, Data Science, AI/ML

Other Interests: Theatre, Music, Film, Creative Writing

Concentration: Computer Science and Theater, Dance & Media

Courses: CS51, CS 121, CS124, CS181, CS229r, Stat 110, Math 55a, Hum 10

Tags: Internships, CS & Humanities, AB/SM, (Deciding between) Joint/Double Concentration

Affinity Groups WiCS

Gabe LeBlanc

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Class of 2025, lives in Cabot.



About Me: I’m a junior from Connecticut jointly concentrating in Computer Science and Sociology with a secondary field in Educational Studies. I’m interested in data science applications with social impact, so I live at the intersection of technology and the social sciences. On campus, I love to teach (I’m a Head TF for CS50 - come say hi!), explore the arts scene (music, theatre, dance, pottery, you name it), and take lots of long walks. I had a bit of an unconventional - and late - journey into CS at Harvard, so I’m more than happy to talk about the department and its resources if you’re considering studying CS! Feel free to reach out anytime :)

CS Interests: Data Science, CS Education, Web Development, Tech & Society

Other Interests: Music (I play viola!), reading, public service, theatre

Concentration: Computer Science & Sociology

Courses: CS50, CS51, CS20, CS120, CS109a, CS141, CS171, STAT110

Tags: Joint Concentration, CS & Social Sciences, Study Abroad

Affinity Groups Harvard BGLTQ

Hannah Zhou

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Class of 2025, lives in Mather.



About Me: Hello! I’m a junior in Mather originally from Palo Alto, California! I’m interested in educational equity, ML, quantitative finance, and the general interdisciplinary applications of CS. Would love to talk about CS/ML research, tech/quant internships, women in tech, classes, or life in general :) I’ve also tried out a variety of Harvard’s CS-adjacent clubs so happy to talk about that as well. Outside of CS, I love traveling, reading, dancing, spikeball, and going on hikes!

CS Interests: Machine Learning, CS Education, WebDev, Systems

Other Interests: Reading, Traveling, Dancing, Spikeball, History, Spanish

Concentration: Computer Science with a secondary in Economics

Courses: CS50, CS20, CS181, STAT110, CS61, CS120, CS124, CS196

Tags: Internships, Research

Affinity Groups WiCS

Jasai Martinez

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Class of 2026, lives in Quincy.



About Me: Hi everyone! I’m a sophomore in Quincy from Oakland, CA planning to study CS and Statistics. I am passionate about data science, web development, education, and diversity in tech. On campus, I am involved with LiFT, SHPE, and a Peer Tutor for the ARC. Outside of campus, I love all things movies, video games, and making coffee – you can find me working at Peet’s on Mt Auburn St :) Feel free to reach out, I’m here to support you or chat more about any of my experiences!

CS Interests: Data Science, Web Development, Education

Other Interests: Coffee, Traveling, Music, Games

Concentration: Computer Science and Statistics

Courses: CS50, CS 51, CS109, CS120, Stat110, Math22, ES150

Tags: FGLI, Double Concentration, Internships, Student Organizations

Affinity Groups Harvard Latinxs in Finance & Technology (LiFT), Harvard SEAS Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)

Matt Tengtrakool

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Class of 2025, lives in Adams.



About Me: Hey! I’m a junior in Adams, originally from Burlington, Mass. Currently, I am a joint concentrator in Computer Science and Statistics with a secondary in Economics. My main passion lies in building startups, and I’ve been active in developing products in the financial and education sectors. On campus, I help run the Harvard Tech Review, assist founders through local VC funds, and you can typically find me at the Harvard Innovation Labs. I have worked roles in software engineering, data science and finance. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or just want to chat!

CS Interests: Fintech, Machine Learning, Sustainable Tech, Data Science, Ethics

Other Interests: Writing, Tennis, Chess, Gardening

Concentration: Computer Science and Statistics

Courses: CS50, CS120, CS124, CS181, Stat108, Stat110

Tags: Entrepreneurship, Internships, Joint Concentration

Nina Lei

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Class of 2025, lives in Currier.



About Me: My name is Nina and I am a sophomore in Currier studying CS and Statistics originally from Taipei, Taiwan. On campus, I take CS, Stat, and Math classes and do research applying NLP to pharmacoepidemiology. In the past, I’ve worked on initiatives in CS education equity and digital humanities projects applying computing to history and literature.

CS Interests: Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data Science

Other Interests: long-distance running, hiking, exploring new places

Concentration: Computer Science and Statistics

Courses: CS51, CS61, CS120, Stat 110, Stat 111, Stat 139, Stat 221

Tags: Research, Joint Concentration

Affinity Groups WiCS, Taiwanese Cultural Society

William Hu

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Class of 2025, lives in PfoHo.


About Me: Hi there! I’m a rising junior studying Math and CS originally from Staten Island, New York. I’m broadly interested in interdisciplinary applications of computer science ranging from its theoretical and mathematical aspects to more applied domains such as computational chemistry. At Harvard, I’ve taken a couple CS courses and have TF/CA’d Math 55. Please feel free to reach out to talk about CS classes, extracurriculars, life at college, or anything else!

CS Interests: Machine Learning, Theoretical CS, Operating Systems

Other Interests: Music, Chess, Gardening

Concentration: Mathematics/Computer Science

Courses: Math 55, CS 121, CS 51, Stat 110, Stat 111, CS 184, CS 61, CS 124

Tags: Research, Internships, Joint Concentration