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Barbara Lewis is a Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist who is currently the Chief of Counseling and Mental Health Services at Harvard University, where she leads a staff of 50 clinicians. She has spent her entire career, and part of her residency, working in College and University Mental Health. Her career began at Wellesley College, a smaller liberal arts college for women, and after twelve years there she moved into a full-time position at Boston University before coming to Harvard in early 2012. Barbara was initially a full-time psychiatrist at Harvard, meeting with close to 500 students/year, until three years ago when she moved into a leadership position.
Besides her work as a clinician, Barbara has a son who is a sophomore in college so she’s had recent experience going through the process of applying to college, not to mention the challenges of raising a teenager.
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Jimmy Tingle is a humorist, commentator, activist, entrepreneur and recent candidate for Lt. Governor of Massachusetts.
He is a graduate of UMASS Dartmouth and a 2010 graduate of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
He has worked as a humorist and commentator for 60 Minutes II and MSNBC and has appeared on The Tonight Show, CNN, Conan O’Brien, Fresh Air with Terry Gross and in his own HBO half-hour comedy special.
Theatrical credits include writing, performing and producing several one-person shows including Uncommon Sense; Jimmy Tingle for President- The Funniest campaign in History and Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream.
He has appeared in several documentaries films including Damned in the USA; America with the Top Down; When Stand up Stood Out; Call Me Lucky directed by Bobcat Goldthwait and Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream which Jimmy wrote and produced and directed by Vincent Straggas.
Feature film work includes Next Stop Wonderland; Boondock Saints; Head of State starring Chris Rock and Clear History starring Larry David.
Tingle has the rare distinction of winning Boston Magazine’s “Best of Boston” in the stand-up comedy category and for “best alternative theater” as the producer and artistic director of Jimmy Tingle’s OFF BROADWAY Theater in Somerville.
He is the founder of a new social enterprise and solo show entitled “Humor for Humanity” which aspires to raise spirits, funds and awareness for nonprofits, charities and social causes.
Jimmy was a 2018 candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.
Jimmy Tingle lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife Catherine and son Seamus.
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Philip Lee is a professor of law at UDC David A. Clarke School of Law. He teaches Property I and II, Constitutional Law I, Torts II, Education Law, and Race and the Law. Professor Lee has won the “Outstanding Faculty Award” for teaching. He has served as faculty advisor to the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, American Constitution Society, National Association Against Police Brutality, Academic Collaboration for Excellence, and Black Law Students Association’s Moot Court Competition Team.
Prior to starting his law teaching career, Professor Lee earned his doctorate at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where he was a Harvard University Presidential Scholar and a student convocation speaker. While a doctoral student, he was counsel of record for an amicus curiae brief in support of the respondents inFisher v. University of Texas, a case before the U.S. Supreme Court that posed a challenge to race-conscious admissions in higher education. In addition, Professor Lee taught a course at Harvard titled Race, Law, and Educational Access.
Before starting his doctoral studies, he was the Assistant Director of Admissions at Harvard Law School, where he was a member of the admissions committee and led the office’s diversity outreach initiatives for four years. He also served as an adjunct faculty member at New England Law | Boston, teaching appellate advocacy to second year law students in the fall semesters for two years. Prior to his teaching and administrative work at Harvard and New England Law, he was a trial attorney for five years—working first as an Assistant Corporation Counsel at the New York City Law Department and later as an associate at a white-collar criminal defense boutique in Manhattan.
Professor Lee is a magna cum laude Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Duke University in psychology and sociology, with a minor in religion, and holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he interned at Harvard Defenders, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Boston, and the Criminal Justice Institute. He is admitted to practice law in the state of New York and the commonwealth of Massachusetts, federal courts in New York and Massachusetts, and before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Professor Lee’s research and writing centers on academic freedom, diversity and educational access, school law (K-12), higher education history and law, and property law and race.