Gregory Kristof

Gregory Kristof Is a Philosophy concentrator currently living In Kirkland House. He was born In Hong Kong and
speaks both Mandarin and Spanish. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, he won the Thomas Wood Award In
Journalism (undergraduate literary non-fiction), the Detur Prize (academic excellence), and the Lucy Allen Paton
Prize (most promising junior in the Humanities or Arts), and he has twice been a John Harvard Scholar. Three
years ago he walked on to the Harvard Varsity Wrestling team and he continues to compete In the 157-pound
weight class. In his essay he wrote, "I do not know which Is stranger-that wrestling has made me a better
philosopher or that philosophy has made me a better wrestler''. A member of the Harvard Asian American
Brotherhood, he has spent his college summers in Beijing, developing and directing social media strategy for the
non-profit One Foundation, and New York City, where he authored dozens of articles for the Education Vertical
of the Hufflngton Post. He will be attending Emmanuel College as the Harvard Scholar, pursuing an MPhil in Philosophy.