Summer Springboard Success Stories


Meet our Instructors in Boston

January 30, 2020

Summer Springboard courses are taught by accomplished and passionate faculty recruited from many area colleges, universities and professional forums. Each faculty member is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to both challenge and captivate students.

Our Boston program is a little different where we leverage the city of Boston and all of it’s resources. Classes are located at nearby universities such as MIT, Harvard, Simmons, or other elite locations. No matter the course, you’ll experience a buzzing campus filled with fellow bright, ambitious, energetic students.

See below for more information on the Summer Springboard instructors in Boston!

Medicine & Healthcare

Dr. Enrique Valdespino, MD, MSc

Most recently, Dr. Valdespino has been recruited by Doctors Without Borders to provide medical care where it is most needed, and is awaiting mission placement. Dr. Valdespino graduated from Harvard Medical School with a Master of Medical Sciences in Global Health Delivery. Prior to Harvard, Enrique worked as a physician with Compañeros en Salud México (CES), a sister organization of Partners in Health, after he completed his medical training. At CES he worked as a Regional Supervisor to support primary care physicians in charge of rural clinics in non-accessible areas. In this role, he addressed challenges in regards to medical care delivery, clinic management, and community relations.


Summer Morrill and John Replogle, Ph.D. candidates

Summer Morrill and John Replogle

Summer Morrill and John Replogle are Ph.D. candidates in Biology at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Summer is an accomplished researcher with diverse laboratory experience. Her research at MIT includes studying the effect of gene dosage on genome maintenance as well as uncovering the origin and maintenance of haploinsufficiency in eukaryotic organisms. Summer graduated from Tufts University summa cum laude with highest thesis honors.

John is also a talented researcher and has written multiple publications. At MIT, he has researched aneuploidy in primary cells versus cancer cells. His findings were published in Cancer Cell. John holds a Bachelor in Molecular Biology as well as a minor in Mathematics from Pomona College.


John Keszler, Ph.D. candidate

John Keszler is a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. John was part of the Harvard Undergraduate Robotics Club and led a team of 20 people to design and build the next generation of Mars rovers that will one day work alongside astronauts exploring the Red Planet. He has also implemented machine learning techniques for autonomous soccer playing robots. John graduated from Harvard University cum laude in S.B Electrical Engineering with Honors.

Psychology & Neuroscience

Adam Morris, Ph.D. candidate

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Adam Morris is a Ph.D. candidate in Cognitive Science at Harvard. His research includes studying the algorithms underlying human decision making with a focus on the role of habits in abstract cognition. He has also published results in top peer-reviewed journals, presented at the field’s top conferences, and is the winner of the Goethals Teaching Prize in 2019. John graduated from Brown University magna cum laude in Psychology with Honors. 

PS – If you don’t see an instructor for your preferred academic course listed, don’t worry. More information will be readily available soon. We just wanted to share a sneak peak now!