Isa Colocci Isa is a sophomore in Dunster House studying Integrative Biology. Since she is unable to think of anything but Pops, she is planning a secondary in Music. Isa was born and raised in London, and has yet to stop using English music terminology. "Crotchets" and "hemidemisemiquavers" will now be enforced on the orchestra as part of the British Takeover. When she is not playing the bassoon, Isa plays the recorder, ultimate frisbee and leads with FOP and the Outing Club.
Leah Rosen Leah is a sophomore in Adams House concentrating in applied maths with a focus in biology. If she can manage to stop thinking about Pops for long enough, she hopes to do a secondary in Computer Science. Born in the UK, Leah is part of the British Invasion, and while throwing someone's tea into the harbour isn't nice, you'll annoy her a lot more by throwing away her Starbucks. If she's not playing second violin in Pops, or drinking Starbucks, you will find her in a biology lab studying worms (no, they aren't yucky - they're fascinating!).
Michael Chen Michael is a sophomore in Adams House studying Applied Mathematics. He comes from the warmer climates of Hawaii and can be found rushing to places in the winter order to minimize time spent in the freezing New England weather. Michael started his music endeavors on the violin but switched to the clarinet once he realized how superior the clarinet is (sorry, violins!). When not clarinetting or conducting in Pops, he can be found playing tennis or eating acai bowls and sushi.
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Norma Hylton Norma is a Senior in Leverett House studying Neurobiology. When she joined Pops her freshman year, she never imagined that it would one day take over her life. When she's not playing percussion or thinking about Pops, Norma can be found doing science things, taking pics of her dog Charlie, and finding new Netflix original shows to watch. Norma takes pride in her knowledge of every episode of 30 Rock and her obsession with Lady Gaga. A student, mentor, and friend, Norma tries to have it all and usually fails.
Mauranda Men Mauranda is a freshman in Greenough, originally from NJ (both geographical gems). Although she drew the genetic short straw (see picture for reference), she spends a lot of time hiding in various labs and practice rooms anyways. She can also be found rereading Hitchhiker's Guide or Harry Potter, figure skating, watching actual figure skaters, and generally trying her best not to live life like anyone in Infinite Jest.
Sabrina Richert Sabrina is a member of the class of 2020, who is going to be living in the best ever ??? House when she moves out of Lionel (yes, that is one of the freshman dorms). She is planning on concentrating in VES (yes, that's a thing too) or Economics (like the rest of the world). She is looking forward to chasing random pieces of Star Wars music across campus and exercising by getting up every few minutes during Pops rehearsal to run offstage and get more parts from the music stash when she is taking a break from yelling and hitting people with a bamboo stick (practicing kendo, that is), obsessively doing set and paint elevations for set design on some of the plays at Harvard, doing art with or without the wool from her flock of sheep, practicing bagpipes, or of course, chiseling away at the giant omnipresent mountain of homework which can be found lurking around Harvard.
Susan Xu Susan is a member of the class of 2019 studying computer science and a proud Matherite. For Pops, she plays violin and uploads videos of the concert so everyone may relive their favorite Pops moments over and over again. When not in Pops, you can probably find her dancing with the Asian American Dance Troupe, pulling an all-nighter because she procrastinated on her pset, sleeping in Cabot or Northwest basement due to said all-nighter, or getting boba.
Rachael Dawson Currently living in Leverett House as a pre-med junior pursuing a joint concentration in Chemistry and Music, Rachael Dawson is a vibrant violinist from Charleston, South Carolina. With her southern charm, Oreos, and Fig Newtons, Rachael fulfills her duty as Food Sensei of Pops to mollify the rumbling stomachs of fellow popsies. Outside of Pops, Rachael can be found teaching Zumba classes, or grabbing meals in various dhalls to meet up with friends. Please say hi to Rachael if you want to get to know her, or just want to see your favorite snack at next week's rehearsal!
Jessica Kim Jessica is a sophomore cellist (woot!) hailing from Long Island, now a proud resident of Winthrop House. When not occupied with Pops related activities, she plays on the Harvard College Women's Club Lacrosse Team, watches endless Ellen videos on YouTube, and if she has time to spare, she tries to be a student and studies Chemistry.
Madeleine Tolk Madeleine Tolk (sophomore) hails from the beautiful mountains of Bountiful, Utah. She currently resides in Currier House and is concentrating in English with a secondary in Psychology. When she's not playing violin in Pops, Maddie enjoys re-reading the Harry Potter series, singing along to Broadway soundtracks, procrastinating readings by looking-up funny YouTube videos, watching Jane Austen adaptations/period dramas, and eating anything with caramel. She looks forward to another year in Pops!
Alaina Richert Alaina, class of 2019, is a Social Studies concentrator in Cabot house (quad=singles for all=the best)! Hailing from Indiana, she thinks her past life as a shepherdess and cowgirl on her family farm helped prepare her for herding all the stands and chairs into place for every pops rehearsal. When not playing her violin, Alaina spends her time ballroom dancing, playing bagpipes, ballroom dancing, obsessively watching/reading LOTR, ballroom dancing, and ballroom dancing. Seriously.
Dylan Ryals Dylan is a first-year at Harvard studying OEB. He’s one of the busy stage managers and one of the busy percussionists in the orchestra. He is also assistant director for Harvard’s THUD. Other than music, he is incredibly passionate about beekeeping. If you get anything out of this bio, it should be that bees (and percussionists) are misunderstood and really just want to be your friends.
Enya Huang Enya is a sophomore in Adams House studying Sociology. A defiantly proud violist, she tunes out the oh-so-creative viola jokes by suggesting (read: yelling) musical repertoire that has viola solis. She hails from sunny Hollywood, California, and dearly misses the year-round good weather of home. When not at Pops, Enya enjoys watching animated TV shows, eating ramen, and having dance parties in her pajamas. If it’s cold or snowing, you’ll most likely find her outside basking in the one patch of sunlight.
Jiha Min Jiha is a member of the Class of 2018 concentrating in Classics, with a secondary in Mathematical Sciences. She lives in Kirkland House, where you can find her finishing psets in the dhall, indulging in festivities at Stein Club, or napping in her room with a half-finished Starbucks cup by her side. The only thing she loves as much as Pops is Starbucks, and all she wants is to make a barista fall in love with her so that she can get free coffee. Jiha also goes by the alias "Joha," coined by her lovely former co-prez Nirma.
Alexander Su Alexander is a junior in Pforzheimer House studying Chemistry and Physics (that's one concentration, not two)! In addition to ticket managing and playing cello for Pops, Alexander plays in pit orchestras (like HRGSP) and the Quad Chamber Players. When not playing music, Alex works on inorganic chemistry in the Betley lab, folding origami and either playing video games or listening to their soundtracks.
Leah Marsh Leah is a member of the Class of 2019 residing in Quincy House. She’s concentrating in Molecular and Cellular Biology, with a secondary field in procrastination. Leah’s talents include (among other things) sleeping, being socially awkward, violin, and finding the perfect balance between minimal studying and passing test scores. Leah took CS50, so is definitely qualified to be the webmaster for Pops.