I have always had a heart for sharing my knowledge with others, volunteering to be a teacher, tutor, or mentor wherever there was a need for one. During my time working as a Research Technician at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., I mentored high school students in biological concepts, laboratory techniques, and data analysis. I taught them in such a way that by the end of the summer, they were able to not only explain and execute experiments, but also articulate the scientific background and significance to other researchers. During my time at Georgetown University School of Medicine, I also worked as a lecture note taker for ten months, where I reorganized, reworded, and supplemented lecture notes for fellow graduate students. I answered classmates' questions on the topics, compiled study guides, and was commended for my ability to make otherwise difficult concepts easy to understand. At University of California - Los Angeles, I organized and led many study sessions; and in high school, I tutored younger students in Mathematics, English, foreign languages such as Spanish & Chinese, and the sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Zoology).
As someone who has personally experienced how a poor teacher can completely obliterate a love for a subject and how, conversely, an amazing teacher can breathe life into a subject that may have once been considered the bane of her existence, I want to be a positive influence on students. I want my students to not only achieve excellence, but to develop and/or renew a sense of awe and wonder for the subject they're studying, adding to a generation who loves to learn for the sake of learning and not just a grade.
Undergraduate Degree: University of California - Los Angeles - Bachelor of Science, Psychobiology
Graduate Degree: Georgetown University - Master of Science, Physiology and Biophysics
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1430
SAT Math: 700
MCAT Physical Sciences: 12
MCAT Verbal Reasoning: 11
Outdoor recreation - i.e. kayaking, hiking, running, swimming, camping, etc; writing; piano,