Meet the High School Summer Program 2021 Teaching Fellows!

July 9, 2021

From July 1 until July 16, 2021, five Harvard College students are teaching at the CHS High School Summer Program (HSSP), undertaking the Teaching Internship Program. HSSP is organized by CHS in Greece, in cooperation with Harvard’s Committee on Degrees in Social Studies, supported by Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University. The teaching fellows (TFs) along with the HSSP faculty members plan, coordinate, and teach the college-level seminar. The internship has two phases: spring preparation and the seminar itself. Although the HSSP is normally held in situ, at the Center’s premises in Nafplio, the program was transferred online due to the pandemic. Program faculty members and managers, along with TFs and 24 participating students, have joined a learning management system (LMS) and are participating in daily online sessions, working with web-based tools offered by Harvard. Learn more about the teaching internship program.

HSSP 2021 Teaching Fellows

Martino Boni Beadle

Martino is a rising junior at Harvard College studying Social Studies and Philosophy. He is an undergraduate fellow at the E.J. Safra Center for Ethics, a volunteer with the PBHA Small Claims Advisory Service, and a member of the Harvard College Debating Union. He was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and enjoys listening to all types of music, playing the saxophone, and DJing for WHRB, the Harvard student-run radio station.


Tzofiya Bookstein

Tzofiya is a rising junior at Harvard studying Social Studies and the Arabic language. She leads the Human Rights Working Group that is sponsored by the Committee on Ethnicity, Migration, Rights and is an Undergraduate Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics. When on campus, she volunteers at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and explores Cambridge's green spaces. She was raised in Los Angeles and enjoys painting and writing.


Polina Galouchko

Polina is a rising junior at Harvard College from Moscow, Russia, studying Social Studies and Economics. Her academic interests include politics of post-communist countries (especially the interplay between religion and politics in Russia), as well as European economics and German social thought. Outside of class, she is involved in research in the social sciences, plays the piano, and loves traveling and learning languages (six so far!).


Ria Modak

Ria is a rising senior at Harvard College studying Social Studies and South Asian Studies. She is also a student at the New England Conservatory of Music, where she studies guitar. She was born and raised in New York City, and firmly believes it is the best city in the world. At Harvard, she organizes with the Student Labor Action Movement and the Harvard Out of Occupied Palestine Campaign, writes for the Harvard Political Review, and does independent research as a Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow. Broadly, Ria is interested in questions of decolonization, South Asian social and political theory, and Marxism.


Dora Paolini

Dora is a rising senior at Harvard College studying Social Studies and Psychology from Buffalo, New York. At Harvard, she writes for the Harvard Undergraduate Law Review and sings in a contemporary acapella group called the Harvard Callbacks. Her academic interests include questions around education, bilingualism, and the relationship between language and cultural identity. In her free time, she enjoys playing and writing music, watching movies, and playing chess.