Meet the 2021 – 2022 Admissions Graduate Assistants

Francesca Rubinson (MDiv 2024)

Francesca Rubinson is a first-year MDiv student at HDS. She is studying Jewish studies and the effects of migration and diaspora on communities. She is involved with a number of organizations on campus, including the Movement and Spirituality club, Queer Rites (a fun group for LGBTQ+ students) and HDS Kehillah, a Jewish community. In her free time, she loves to read, bike, sing, and drink a good beer with friends.  

Colin Liu (EdM 2022)

Colin Liu is an Ed.M. student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE) where he studies Education Policy and Analysis. He is passionate about promoting educational equity and works to drive educational interventions using equity-informed data. Colin’s interest in educational equity stems from his experience as a first-generation college student, navigating the many hoops of higher education.  In his spare time, Colin likes to run around the Charles River and read memoirs. 

Kailee Traficante (EdM 2022)

Kailee Traficante is an Ed.M. student at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE) where she studies Education Policy and Analysis and Higher Education. Before coming to HGSE Kailee worked at a college access organization, and she is interested in the intersections of K-12 and higher education. She loves to cook, take long walks, and explore the city in her free time.

Maggie Helmick (MTS 2023)

Maggie Helmick is a first-year MTS student at HDS with an area of focus on Comparative Religion. She is particularly interested in ecology and faith and food and faith. In her free time Maggie loves to watch cooking and baking TV shows and take care of her many house plants – including her lemon tree.  

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