Hi! My name is Kara, and I am a Master of Public Health degree student at Tulane University focusing on social, behavioral, and population sciences. I recently completed my undergraduate studies at Princeton University in May of 2021. At Princeton, I studied neuroscience and global health. Learning about the brain and how it affects behavior and health is one of my passions. I have always enjoyed school and learning new things, so I hope to ignite that love of learning with the students that I work with as a tutor. My approach to tutoring incorporates creativity, adaptability, and a dedication to the content and the students’ success. I am most comfortable tutoring STEM subjects, psychology, ACT test prep, and SAT test prep. Outside of school and work I love to play sports, explore the great outdoors, and play the saxophone!
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: A.B. Neuroscience
Other Degrees/Minors: Master of Public Health (In progress) at Tulane University
Class Rank: 2
Awards & Honors: Salutatorian, National Merit Scholarship Commended Student (12), High Honor Roll (9, 10, 11, 12), National Honor Society (11, 12), All-State Track and Field (State Triple Jump Champion - 10, State Triple Jump Runner-up - 11, 12), All-State Volleyball (2nd team - 12, Honorable Mention - 11).
Interests & Activities: Kirkwood Youth Service Organization (Officer and Volunteer), Varsity Volleyball (Captain), Varsity Track and Field (Captain), AP Drawing and Painting Portfolio Student, Class Government (Officer).
ACT Scores: 35 Composite, 35 Math, 35 Science, 34 English, 36 Reading
AP Exams: 5 Psychology, 5 German, 5 Calculus AB, 5 Calculus BC, 5 Statistics, 5 English Language and Composition, 5 World History, 5 US History, 4 Biology, 4 Chemistry.
Other Awards: I graduated with honors in the Neuroscience department and was awarded the James M. Shapiro '80 Fund for Undergraduate Research in Neuroscience Award and the Class of '72 Scholarship for athletic and academic success.
Other Interests & Activities: At Princeton I was involved in: Varsity Track and Field (4 years), Varsity Volleyball (2 years), Dillon Recreation Center (Staff, 3 years), Outdoor Action First-Year Orientation Program (Leader, 2 years), Princeton College Tutoring Program (Peer Tutor, 2 years), Princeton Online Tutoring Network (Tutor, 1 year), Polygence Research Academy (Mentor, 1 year), and Greening Dining Sustainability Club (Member, 1 year). I am currently involved in: Varsity Track and Field at Tulane University, Reily Recreation Center (Staff, 1 semester), Labyrinth Non-Profit Cafe (Staff, 1 semester).