Student Success Stories

Student Success Stories

Learn about the Harvard Extension experience from people who have lived it. See what our current students and alumni have to say about our courses, faculty, and the impact that continuing education has had on their lives and careers.

Blake Hite

Bachelor of Liberal Arts in the field of Biology | Minors: Psychology, Environmental Studies

Boston, Massachusetts

The most rewarding aspect of my time at the Extension School was having the privilege to work as a faculty aide alongside distinguished faculty members on urgent matters of public health, such as suicide and climate change. 

Zachary Hadley

Master of Liberal Arts in the field of International Relations

Venice, Italy

In the Yard, banners stated “you belong here.” I felt that was true in my daily interactions with peers, faculty, and the wider Harvard community.

Lindsay Harris

Master of Liberal Arts in the field of Digital Media Design

Medford, Massachusetts

Enjoy the ride, it’ll go faster than you think! 

Brandon Taylor

Master of Liberal Arts in the field of Finance | Accounting Certificate | Corporate Finance Certificate

Cleveland, Ohio

Going to school here was such a positive experience that I will take it with me for the rest of my life. 

Jeremy Colson

Master of Liberal Arts in the field of Sustainability

Oxford, England, United Kingdom

I am now able to engage with business leaders, leading politicians, and senior NGO personnel in a way that I didn’t feel able to do previously.

Onege Maroadi

Master of Liberal Arts in the field of International Relations


When I make up my mind about doing something, I get it done.

Leanne Littrell DiLorenzo

Master of Liberal Arts, Government, 2018

Portland, Oregon

The experience of this program has given me a far more in-depth understanding of the challenges of human rights in the United States and globally, and has helped me hone my strategies for future work to bring equality to women.

James Venable

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, 2018


I felt the call to become a constructive agent of change to impact the marginalized, the academic, and the religious communities. That’s my calling, and my Harvard and Yale educations will prepare and equip me to accomplish that task.

Moshe Ohayon

Master of Liberal Arts, Mathematics for Teaching, 2018

Louisville, Kentucky

My coursework at Harvard Extension supported and helped me to develop the concept behind Educational Justice, a rapidly growing social impact model in Louisville, KY. My professors at Harvard have not only been huge fans of our efforts, they’ve helped me to grow and support the venture in a number of key areas from research to networking.

Emma Rose Cohen

Master of Liberal Arts, Sustainability, 2018

Whistler, British Columbia

I ended up pivoting a bit on my master’s thesis and turning that into a business plan. My Kickstarter for FinalStraw just hit $1 million in sales after just three weeks, so my crazy idea is now an official business.