This past April 2020, I graduated magna cum laude with my B.S. in industrial engineering and minors in chemistry and Italian from the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. I've wanted to be a dentist since I was eight years old and I'll finally be starting dental school in August at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine! During my undergraduate years, I accumulated 142 credits over eight semesters, all while participating in extracurricular activities and publishing my own children's book. I believe in strong time management and prioritizing and knowing when you have to ask for help. Most importantly, I believe in the importance of asking questions, because asking questions makes you a better learner! Throughout college, the biggest change I have seen in myself is my willingness to make mistakes. I believe this will always be something that I'm working on (I'm a perfectionist, for sure) but I know there is a great learning opportunity when you put yourself out there and are always trying your best.
I am a proud lifetime Girl Scout, and during my collegiate years, I was involved with the marching band (I play the trumpet!) as well as president of our school's student-ambassador group. In addition, I was in a service sorority, a leadership fraternity, and I was on a full-tuition leadership co-curricular scholarship. There are learning opportunities all around us in every activity we participate in - so much of my learning has occurred outside of the classroom!
I have been tutoring and helping my peers since high school. I have experience as a nanny and babysitter, and am comfortable working with young children as well as teenagers and college students! I love learning and want to share my passion with you. Math has been my favorite subject for my entire life, and my industrial engineering degree has given me so much math practice; I've earned As in calculus 1 and 2, probability, statistics, and differential equations in college! I am willing to talk with both the student and the parent so that we can team-build a successful learning space for each student. I want to be an effective teacher, and I will adapt accordingly to each student because no two students learn the same.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Bachelor of Science, Industrial Engineering
Graduate Degree: University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus - Doctor of Medical Dentistry, Predentistry
ACT Composite: 34
ACT English: 36
ACT Math: 33
ACT Reading: 33
ACT Science: 33
playing piano, playing trumpet, reading, swimming, listening to music, cooking, baking