I was born and raised in Lawrenceville, and after spending five years in California for college, I am excited to be back home! As an undergrad I combined my love for the humanities and the sciences in my interdisciplinary Human Biology major. I love understanding what makes us all human – from our cells to our cultures. I am passionate about increasing the quality of written science communication, although I also love to read literature and work on my own creative writing.
I enjoyed getting to meet a diversity of people on campus and in the Bay Area through my various extracurriculars in college. I worked as a patient health educator at a free clinic, was a writing tutor for the Stanford writing center, and volunteered as a peer counselor on campus. After graduation, I was hired to work as a Course Associate – a full-time TA – to teach the 100+ college sophomores who take the Human Biology core curriculum. Through these experiences I learned how to explain complex issues in an engaging and clear way and understood the importance of being an empathetic listener. As a tutor I enjoy creating a supportive learning environment where everyone can feel comfortable, and I strongly believe that cultivating a love for learning is the basis for sustainable academic success. The subjects I most often tutor are Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Writing (History or English), and MCAT.
This year I am applying to medical school in the hopes of becoming an OBGYN and working in LGBTQ health. In my free time I enjoy reading good books, taking my dog on long walks, and baking fun new desserts.
Education: Stanford University
Undergrad Major: Human Biology
Class Rank: NA
Awards & Honors: The Lever F. Stewart Prize (awarded to that student who has achieved the most outstanding record in Biology), The Sterling Morton Prize (awarded to a student of U.S. history who has submitted an outstanding research paper), The Brown University Book Award (presented to one junior who best combines academic excellence with clarity in written and spoken expression), The Eglin Society Award (presented to selected junior students for unselfish, uncalculating service to Lawrenceville and to fellow students, for kindness and generous instincts to help the young or weak, and for leadership, particularly as evinced in acts of moral courage), National Merit Scholar Commended Student, AP Scholar with Distinction
Interests & Activities: Editor in Chief of Prize Papers, Head Ropes Course Instructor, Kirby House Honor Representative, Community Service (tutoring and after-school activities for young children), Varsity Field Hockey, Tour Guide
SAT Scores: 700+ Math, 700+ Critical Reading
AP Exams: 5 Calculus AB, 5 MicroEconomics, 5 MacroEconomics, 5 U.S. History
SAT Subject Tests: 800 French, 790 Biology, 710 Math Level 2, 760 Literature
Other Interests & Activities: At Stanford I was a student advisor for Human Biology, a writing tutor at the Hume Writing Center, a patient health educator for Stanford's free clinic, and a peer counselor for the campus confidential peer counseling center. After graduation I worked for a year as a Course Associate for the Program in Human Biology teaching the core curriculum to sophomores in the major. I'm now living at home in Lawrenceville while I apply to medical school, and am going to spend the year tutoring, volunteering for a local LGBTQ organization, and doing research for a book I want to write.
Location: Stanford University