I graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in biological sciences from Arizona State University, having excelled in standard and Honors coursework for academic disciplines such as statistics, calculus, biology, organic chemistry, biochemistry, genetics and animal physiology. In May 2012, I completed one year of the didactic curriculum and clinical training required by the University of Arizona’s MD program.
With prior experience as an undergraduate statistics TA and an HIV/AIDS educator abroad (for elementary and university students), I possess the teaching and student development skills that would benefit a diverse student body. For Varsity students this might mean that I provide pre-prepared visual aids or refer to online resources like Zygote Body (an online, 3D anatomical atlas) for an engaging and effective lesson. For other sessions, my approach might be to employ a color code system or mnemonics that support a specific learner in making mental connections between concepts. I will assess what works best for each student and directly target his/her educational objectives – regardless of subject, level of difficulty, or learning style.
Most importantly, I love to teach! I know what it’s like to be frustrated by classroom material or an instructor’s teaching style; and it is very much a shared victory when I can help others find study strategies that scaffold their learning and academic success far into the future. Good luck and I look forward to our first session together!
In my free time, I enjoy following global politics, reading, attending live music and performance art events, biking downtown, plinking around on the piano, finding ways to be crafty with re-purposed items, and learning new languages!
Education & Certification
Graduate Degree: UA College of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine, Medicine
Global politics, women's and gender studies, music and performance art, biking, learning new languages
Anatomy & Physiology
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Business
High School Chemistry
High School Economics
High School English