SungLim A. Shin
Education: Ph.D., M.A., University of Rochester (Clinical Psychology); B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton (Psychology)
BSC Activities and Interests: My BSC activities include academic counseling, consulting, teaching the Reading Course, and academic advising. I am a supervisor for the BSC Peer Tutoring Programs. I am the BSC liaison to Pforzheimer House, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Harvard Extension School.
My conversations with students are opportunities to reflect on many questions and concerns, such as attention/concentration, adjusting to a new culture, procrastination, study skills, speaking up, lack of meaning or motivation, one’s identity and interests, and learning to learn. Through these conversations, I hope students can reflect on their experiences in and outside the classroom to clarify their motivation, direction, and contribution they want to make. One’s sense of competence, voice, and genuine engagement can be affected by many factors. I am interested in assisting students explore and figure out roadblocks to maximize their experiences at Harvard, both academic and personal. Another interest of mine is to help students develop a sense of belonging -- to make Harvard a place they can call home.
Outside of the BSC: I am a licensed psychologist.
Personal: I was born in Seoul, Korea, immigrated to U.S. in 1970, and grew up in the Bronx.