I am a recent admit to Columbia University in New York City, and I am a pre-med student majoring in Biochemistry. My love for the sciences began from a fascination with pharmacology and physiology, and ever since, I've developed a strong passion for all the processes that accompany these topics. As such, my expertise is not limited to solely biology and chemistry, but the other subjects that contribute to a holistic understanding of biochemical processes, such as calculus and physics. Besides work for my major, my favorite activity is helping others not only comprehend science and math subjects, but to develop an appreciation and deeply intuitive understanding for the subjects we unknowingly encounter on a daily basis. Despite popular opinion, I don't believe rote memorization is the only way to learn STEM subjects; in fact, I believe it's a rather ineffective approach. My approach to teaching biology, math, chemistry, and organic chemistry has always involved helping individuals discover their own intuitive methodology with learning these often intimidating subjects. While I can't promise no memorization will be involved, I can guarantee that learning the sciences intuitively is a lot more fun than traditional methods. Additionally, I love giving advice to maximize efficiency with learning.
A little bit about me: I'm originally from Pakistan, but I was born and raised in the US. Before COVID, I was working as a fashion model and got to live in Australia for 3 years, and then in between London and Berlin for a year after. I've recently completed a course to become a licensed EMT (Emergency Medical Technician), and I'm extremely excited to work in emergency medicine as a pre-med. I love meeting new people and learning more about others, and I'm passionate about advocating for and helping out fellow students I with learning disabilities, as I have ADHD myself!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Columbia University in the City of New York - Bachelor in Arts, Biochemistry
In my free time, I do all sorts of things to keep myself busy. I play the violin, cello, and piano, and I enjoy painting. I love running (I'm a long distance runner, and this past summer, I trained for and ran a marathon), and of course, I watch Netflix on days I don't feel like doing anything. I love reading the works of philosophers such as Kant and Schopenhauer, however, one of my favorite books recently has been "Chaos: Making a New Science" by James Gleick.