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About Us

Cleaners and Dorm Essentials is Harvard's original startup.  Originally just several students selling dorm products out of their rooms, the agency has grown considerably over the past 50+ years and is now the go-to for dorm needs at Harvard.

Founded in 1957, Cleaners and Dorm Essentials is the oldest of 12 businesses that, together, form Harvard Student Agencies (HSA), the largest student-run company in the world.  HSA employs over 650 undergraduates annually. Visit Harvard Student Agencies website at if you'd like to learn more!


Christina Zhao CDE Managing Director

Christina Zhao

Christina is a sophomore in Eliot House from Newton, MA studying economics with a secondary in statistics. Outside of HSA, Christina is involved with The Food Lab for Kids and Expressions Dance Company. She loves to try new restaurants (especially brunch), travel, drink oat milk matcha lattes, go on long walks, and spend time with her friends and family. 


Vincent Hock

Vincent Hock

Vincent (Vinny) is a freshman in Wigglesworth Hall studying Mechanical/Electrical Engineering. Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, he'll actively defend the superiority of all Boston sports team with his life. When he's not at TD Garden or Fenway Park, you can find him playing pickup sports or grinding his FIFA Ultimate Team.


Rick Li

Rick Li

Rick Li is a first year living in Matthews. He is concentrating in Applied Mathematics with an undetermined area of focus. In his free time, he plays for the Harvard Rugby Team and is a Sourcing Analyst for Harvard Venture Capital Group. His favorite foods at the dining halls are grilled cheese, chicken dumpling soup, and sugar cookies.



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Harvard Student Agencies Cleaners & Dorm Essentials

69 Mt. Auburn Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: +1 (617) 496-3412