I am a rising junior at Rutgers New Brunswick, majoring in Biological Sciences. I am part of the Honors College as well as the Douglass Residential College through Rutgers. I will be attending Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School next year through the Accelerated BA/MD program after I finish my junior year. Due to my interest in science and desire to work with people, I've developed a passion for science education and health care. I especially love to tutor biology because it is my favorite subject. The subject of biology gives us an insight into every living organism and process and how they work, including our own bodies. Having that understanding of how life works is fascinating to me and I'd love to inspire others to feel the same way. Similarly, all subjects in S.T.E.M. serve us a purpose of understanding how our physical world works, which is a powerful thing to know. My understanding of these subjects and my love for them are part of how I found my passion for medicine. By helping students understand and appreciate science rather than be intimidated by it, I hope to unlock similar passions for other students. Through peer tutoring and mentoring, I have always had a positive experience with students, which is further facilitated by my understanding of student struggles as a current student myself. Those experiences have helped me define a teaching philosophy and style founded upon understanding over memorization, patience, encouragement, and the use of outside resources to enhance learning.
Aside from the educational sphere I love to dance, and have been doing so for the past 11 years. On campus, I am actively involved in the Rutgers community as the Treasurer of the RU Natya Indian Classical Dance team. In the past year, I have had the opportunity to travel to places like Seattle and Dallas with my team, also winning several collegiate dance competitions along the way. I am also the Health Center Events Chair for Reach Out and Read (ROAR), a club that aims to promote childhood literacy by volunteering at the local health center and educating families about the importance of reading. I love to spend time with kids at the health center, helping them read and teaching them about lifestyle habits. I am also a Senior Mentor through HC Ally, acting as a peer mentor and resource for Honors College freshmen looking for help navigating the college experience. In the future, I hope to pursue a career in children's medicine as well as travel the world.
Undergraduate Degree: Rutgers University-New Brunswick - Bachelor of Science, Biology, General
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1540
SAT Math: 790
SAT Verbal: 750
AP Biology: 4
AP English Literature: 5
AP US History: 5
SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M: 730
- Dancing - Singing - Painting