Zachary Sifuentes helps students and faculty think creatively and analytically in the classroom.

He leads Proof School’s humanities program.

Zachary is an artist and writer who has over a decade of experience teaching writing and studio arts, more than half of which at Harvard and Stanford.

Zachary’s expertise in writing across the curriculum was culled in part by leading Harvard's online writing resources, HarvardWrites and the Journal of the Harvard College Writing Program. He served for a number of years as a head preceptor and faculty associate at Harvard, where he served on a multi-disciplinary team to develop courses for the college's revamped Program in General Education.

His focus on writing and mentoring helped numerous students apply for and receive the most acclaimed fellowships for college graduates: the Rhodes, Marshall, and Fulbright. He won Harvard’s Marquand Award for advising, and for three consecutive years, his students won one of Harvard’s top writing awards for freshmen. At Stanford, his students leveraged their research projects to gain valuable internships in fields like sustainability, publishing, and data analytics. 

Zachary has a particular affinity for social-emotional learning, discovered in part by the six years he served as a “dorm parent” in Adams House, an undergraduate dormitory at Harvard. His artwork has been collected by both private individuals and public institutions, and for a number of years he made artwork for Emory University's renowned poetry reading series.

Prior to teaching, Zachary was an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer in rural Puerto Rico, where he raised $1.5 million to open a health clinic for children with disabilities.

M.F.A, University of Michigan
A.B., Harvard University