Catherine Shapiro was born in Pittsburgh and raised in Texas, although happily transplanted to the East Coast for the past twenty-five years. She was a political science and economics double major at Rice, and got her PhD in political science at Stanford. Along the way, she interned for two members of Congress, worked at OEF International, and consulted for Emily's List. She happily serves as a Resident Scholar at Mather House, along with her son Robert, two noisy but super friendly dogs, and two ginormous cats.
For almost ten years Catherine was in the Government Department at Dartmouth College, teaching courses including Congress and Leadership in Politics. She was Allston Burr Resident Dean atLeverett House(2001-2007) and Assistant Dean for Residential Life. She also served as Chief of Staff for the President McAuliffe at Bryn Mawr College, before returning to Harvard as the Resident Dean of Freshmen for Crimson Yard. Currently she served as the Senior Resident Dean for the College and Co-Director of the College’s Local Emergency Management Team.
Hello Lev! I am so excited to be part of the Leverett Resident Dean's office. I work very closely with Bilal, and you can find me right outside his office on the first floor of F tower. I am here to support you in all sorts of ways, such as reminding you about upcoming deadlines, processing academic forms, and answering questions about registration, enrollment, ad board petitions, and letters of recommendation. I look forward to helping you navigate your way through the policies and processes of the College, and hope you are having a positive undergraduate experience here at Leverett. My door is always open, and I welcome you to stop by anytime to chat about anything on your mind!
Hi Everyone! If you have any questions about your housing or would like to learn more about the lottery and how it works, please feel free to contact me. I am also available if you want to rent the Dining Hall or PA system, need a set of headphones for the Digital Piano in the G-spot, need to update your online facebook entry, need a new password, cannot access a questionnaire or for any question you might have. If I cannot answer it, I will route you to the person who can. If you cannot meet with me during regular office hours, please let me know and I would be happy to make an appointment with you for another time.
Hello everyone! I'm Paul, the building manager for Leverett House. If you have a real building emergency like a flood, fire and the like, please call 617-495-5560. If you have other building-related or maintenance issues that you would like to be addressed, such as plumbing, faulty locks and so on, please submit a maintenance request form which you can find a link to here or on the top right corner of the Leverett House home webpage.
Please be as specific and detailed as possible when you fill out the maintenance request form. If you have any additional questions or concerns about the work you need to be done, you can always email me! Have fun and good luck with your studies!