About Us

We develop the curriculum and spearhead the conferences, both domestic and international. While we're technically known as "teachers," we often spend our time learning from our students, as well as each other. 

JONATHAN IYANDEMYE Jonathan is a senior at Harvard College studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Born and raised in Rwanda, Jonathan grew up with a desire to make a difference in the world. He helped found and build a charity organization called SEVEN United, which aims at transforming communities through the efforts of university and high school students. Among other commitments, Jonathan serves as the Lead Finance Director and delegate to the United Nations for the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA). Jonathan is looking forward to helping build a generation of servant leaders through YLC. In his free time, he enjoys long walks while listening to good music. 

JONATHAN IYANDEMYE

Jonathan is a senior at Harvard College studying Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Born and raised in Rwanda, Jonathan grew up with a desire to make a difference in the world. He helped found and build a charity organization called SEVEN United, which aims at transforming communities through the efforts of university and high school students. Among other commitments, Jonathan serves as the Lead Finance Director and delegate to the United Nations for the Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa (YALDA). Jonathan is looking forward to helping build a generation of servant leaders through YLC. In his free time, he enjoys long walks while listening to good music. 

GILLIAN HESS Gillian Hess is a senior in Dunster House studying Economics and German. Originally from Long Island, New York, she has always had a passion for serving others through leadership roles both inside and outside of school. Aside from YLC, Gillian is a proud member of the Harvard Financial Analyst Club, the Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association, the Harvard College Opera Society, and Cambridge Alpha Phi. In her free time, Gillian loves learning new languages and traveling, which she hopes will become a bigger part of her life in the future.

GILLIAN HESS

Gillian Hess is a senior in Dunster House studying Economics and German. Originally from Long Island, New York, she has always had a passion for serving others through leadership roles both inside and outside of school. Aside from YLC, Gillian is a proud member of the Harvard Financial Analyst Club, the Harvard Undergraduate Economics Association, the Harvard College Opera Society, and Cambridge Alpha Phi. In her free time, Gillian loves learning new languages and traveling, which she hopes will become a bigger part of her life in the future.

Albie Giandomenico Albie is a freshman in Canaday Hall and intends on concentrating in Economics. He grew up in Walpole, Massachusetts and in high school embraced many leadership roles, especially as Class President. Albie stays heavily involved at the school in four different club sports and some interesting side organizations like the Beekeeping Club and Cryptocurrency Initiative. During his gap year Albie spent the majority of his time travelling in the United States and Europe while developing what he sees as the key to effective leadership: communication. His family stays involved with foster care in the Boston area, taking in babies in need of a home. Albie enjoys playing the harmonica with his roommates, representing Canaday in intramurals, and planning out potential destinations for his next trip.

Albie Giandomenico

Albie is a freshman in Canaday Hall and intends on concentrating in Economics. He grew up in Walpole, Massachusetts and in high school embraced many leadership roles, especially as Class President. Albie stays heavily involved at the school in four different club sports and
some interesting side organizations like the Beekeeping Club and Cryptocurrency Initiative. During his gap year Albie spent the majority of his time travelling in the United States and Europe while developing what he sees as the key to effective leadership:
communication. His family stays involved with foster care in the
Boston area, taking in babies in need of a home. Albie enjoys playing the harmonica with his roommates, representing Canaday in intramurals, and planning out potential destinations for his next trip.

THOMAS BASSET

THOMAS BASSET

Thomas Bassett is a freshman in Hurlbut House from Newman, California. After graduating High School in 2012, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and spent four and a half years serving in the
Army’s 75 the Ranger Regiment before coming to Harvard. Thomas completed his enlistment as a
Non-Commissioned Officer in the Ranger Regiment with 3 combat deployments to Afghanistan. He is passionate about being a positive role model to the younger generation, and to help
others discover what they are truly passionate about in their communities. In his free time, he enjoys working out, reading, and card games.

MEGAN GAO  Megan Gao is a senior in Winthrop House from Calgary, Canada. She led various teams and initiatives in high school but never really understood how to do it. Thankfully, those teams and clubs (semi-)worked out, but she is a firm believer that everything can be taught and learned. She hopes to bring this to other students around the world and is really grateful or the opportunity to travel and learn from the students. She enjoys fitness, the outdoors, and watching Gordon Ramsay videos on YouTube.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

MEGAN GAO 

Megan Gao is a senior in Winthrop House from Calgary, Canada. She led various teams and initiatives in high school but never really understood how to do it. Thankfully, those teams and clubs (semi-)worked out, but she is a firm believer that everything can be taught and learned. She hopes to bring this to other students around the world and is really grateful or the opportunity to travel and learn from the students. She enjoys fitness, the outdoors, and watching Gordon Ramsay videos on YouTube.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Amanda Westort Amanda is a sophomore in Quincy House and is from Ashland, MA. She is concentrating in Computer Science with a secondary in Neurobiology and is interested in the intersection between the two fields. She hopes that through YLC she can make a positive difference by helping build confidence and leadership skills among youth. Amanda also loves to dance and run and she is extremely passionate about food.                                                                                                                                        

Amanda Westort

Amanda is a sophomore in Quincy House and is from Ashland, MA. She is concentrating in Computer Science with a secondary in Neurobiology and is interested in the intersection between the two fields. She hopes that through YLC she can make a positive difference by helping build confidence and leadership skills among youth. Amanda also loves to dance and run and she is extremely passionate about food.                                                                                                                                        

Chris willis Chris is a senior in Cabot House studying Applied Mathematics. Growing up in Atlanta, he participated in many leadership development clubs and activities where he planned Leadership Summits. Chris enjoys playing tennis on the club team at Harvard and is a brother in the Sigma Chi fraternity. He recently took a year off from Harvard to work at a tech startup in San Francisco and travel around South America, but he is excited to be returning to Harvard and YLC! 

Chris willis

Chris is a senior in Cabot House studying Applied Mathematics. Growing up in Atlanta, he participated in many leadership development clubs and activities where he planned Leadership Summits. Chris enjoys playing tennis on the club team at Harvard and is a brother in the Sigma Chi fraternity. He recently took a year off from Harvard to work at a tech startup in San Francisco and travel around South America, but he is excited to be returning to Harvard and YLC! 

VAROUN GULATI Varoun Gulati is a junior in Mather House from Newton, Massachusetts. Academically, he is primarily interested in Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics. Varoun is passionate about social change, and he created project Fostering Hope to raise funds and awareness for children in foster care around the Massachusetts area. He has been involved in the YLC Boston summer program for four years and hopes to continue to help the youth become empowered leaders in their communities. In his free time, Varoun enjoys squash, baseball, golf, and lots of house music.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

VAROUN GULATI

Varoun Gulati is a junior in Mather House from Newton, Massachusetts. Academically, he is primarily interested in Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics. Varoun is passionate about social change, and he created project Fostering Hope to raise funds and awareness for children in foster care around the Massachusetts area. He has been involved in the YLC Boston summer program for four years and hopes to continue to help the youth become empowered leaders in their communities. In his free time, Varoun enjoys squash, baseball, golf, and lots of house music.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Dennis Kim Dennis is a junior in Quincy house studying Applied Mathematics. Outside of YLC, Dennis devotes a large amount of time to entrepreneurial endeavors. He is also involved with the Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum (HCEF) and the Charles River Growth Fund (CRGF) on campus. Off campus, Dennis works at an early stage VC firm called Glasswing Ventures and at a nuclear energy start-up called Elysiam Industries as one of its Investor Relations Associates. In his free time, Dennis enjoys meditating, kickboxing, and powerlifting.

Dennis Kim

Dennis is a junior in Quincy house studying Applied Mathematics. Outside of YLC, Dennis devotes a large amount of time to entrepreneurial endeavors. He is also involved with the Harvard College Entrepreneurship Forum (HCEF) and the Charles River Growth Fund (CRGF) on campus. Off campus, Dennis works at an early stage VC firm called Glasswing Ventures and at a nuclear energy start-up called Elysiam Industries as one of its Investor Relations Associates. In his free time, Dennis enjoys meditating, kickboxing, and powerlifting.

DARIO ZARRABIAN Dario Zarrabian is a junior in Mather House from Newton, Massachusetts. In high school, he gained a lot of leadership skills through being the Vice President of his school and the Varsity Football captain. However, his greatest development came from experiences in a leadership program where he began to understand his leadership style and his ability to impact others. He wants to take all his knowledge and help other students avoid the failures he experienced while also helping them achieve great success with their peers and in their communities. Dario loves traveling, playing sports, and card tricks.

DARIO ZARRABIAN

Dario Zarrabian is a junior in Mather House from Newton, Massachusetts. In high school, he gained a lot of leadership skills through being the Vice President of his school and the Varsity Football captain. However, his greatest development came from experiences in a leadership program where he began to understand his leadership style and his ability to impact others. He wants to take all his knowledge and help other students avoid the failures he experienced while also helping them achieve great success with their peers and in their communities. Dario loves traveling, playing sports, and card tricks.