Meet the team!

Grant Williams

Originally from Arizona, Grant grew up a proud member of the LDS church. After arriving on Harvard campus, however, he began to feel increasing dissonance with the religious doctrines he had spent two years preaching as a missionary, and, ultimately, found himself drawn toward humanism. Now, as a junior on campus and the co-president of the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics, Grant is particularly interested in growing a space on campus where students of all backgrounds, genders, sexualities, and degrees of religiosity feel comfortable discussing both the joys and difficulties of life without the certainty of God. 

When not working on statistics problem sets and economics research, Grant can be found hiking, listening to audiobooks, and reading up on politics.


Vandie Dumaboc


Meet Vandie: a spirited individual hailing from Temuco, Chile. Despite identifying as agnostic/atheist, she has lived a life full of unexpected encounters with religion.

Growing up in Latin America, she attended a Baptist school from pre-K to 12th grade, a setting where faith and skepticism often clashed. But that's not all – Vandie once had the unexpected honor of singing for Pope Francis! (Ask her for the backstory; it's a good one!)

Now, music is Vandie's jam. She sings, plays guitar, and even dabbles in the Irish flute.

Creativity flows through her veins, as most of her content reflects who she is. But what's most interesting is how she got involved with the Harvard Community of Humanists, Atheists, and Agnostics (HCHAA). It all started when she encountered a rather peculiar situation on campus. When politely declining an invite to a Latino mass, she was told, "you're Latina, this is your culture, we Latinos are Catholic." This prompted Vandie to realize the importance of providing a safe space for those questioning their religious identity.

So, here's Vandie's invitation: if you've read this far, don't be shy – reach out! She's all about secular blessings and encouraging folks to embrace their unique journeys.


Greg Epstein

Harvard Chaplain and Humanist Advisor

Greg M. Epstein serves as the Humanist Chaplain at Harvard & MIT, and the Convener for Ethical Life at MIT’s Office of Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life. The author of the New York Times bestselling book, Good Without God: What a Billion Nonreligious People Do Believe, Greg has been with our organization since 2004, serving in a variety of prominent leadership capacities across Harvard, U.S., and international humanist and interfaith communities over that time. You can Greg’s recent work profiled by TED Radio; via a year-long residency at leading Silicon Valley publication TechCrunch; and in a series of pieces on faith in humanity during the pandemic, for The Boston Globe.

To schedule a meeting, email Rick Heller at You may also email Greg directly at