Harvey A. Miller

University and Career Counsellor


  • BA in History,Yale University, USA

While in university, I made a commitment to pursue a career in education -- exactly what avenue, I had no idea. After graduation, I pursued a one-year urban education fellowship at a charter high school in Boston, MA. On returning to my home country after, I decided to assist with an organization that had helped me years before to apply to university in the US. Over 10 years later, I have had the joy of guiding numerous students through the admissions processes of universities around the world. My career as a university counsellor has taken me beyond the tiny island of Jamaica to China, Costa Rica (where I first joined the UWC movement), and now Armenia.

What is the most satisfying part of your job?
I love getting to know each student here at UWC Dilijan. I particularly enjoy learning about all the wonderful things they've accomplished both before and at UWC. Even more, I count myself lucky to be able to play a small role in helping them on their path to achieve even greater things hereafter.

Who is your role model or mentor or who inspires you?
I'm inspired by my university counselling colleagues around the world who have committed their lives to increase educational access for students coming from difficult backgrounds.

What is your life motto?
Always pursue excellence.

What are the three things you can't imagine your life without?
Coffee, coffee and...coffee.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
I consider myself an explorer of the Great Indoors. So in my spare time, I enjoy watching TV shows and movies, listening to podcasts and music and convincing myself I should read one of the countless books on my Kindle instead of checking social media.