Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows
Lecturer, Department of Economics, and Harvard Business School
I always try to help my students become themselves – their true selves, their maximal selves, the most awesome versions of themselves they can possibly be. I typically do this by asking absurdly overbroad questions – “How’s your life, universe, and everything?” is my favorite – and pushing students to listen to the questions implied by their own answers.
I also frequently tell my students not to “stay up too late.” That said, I don’t really mean it. College is a great time to skimp on sleep – if (and only if) you’re enjoying what you’re doing.
Photograph taken by Evgenia Eliseeva