I graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Vermont with a bachelor's of Art in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Pharmacology. As an Honors College Scholar, I completed my research with the department of Pharmacology and successfully defended my thesis. Though I always planned to continue my education by attending medical school, this process sparked my love for pharmacology and physiology and gave my studies a clear direction. I am now a medical student at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and I aspire to enter the field of anesthesiology upon graduation.
I began tutoring for college science classes after completing just one semester of undergrad. In my 3.5 years tutoring at UVM I helped students succeed in a range of biology and chemistry courses and had such success I was selected to serve as the supplemental instructor for biology.
By the time I was an SI, I finally saw the value in learning all the nitty-gritty facts from freshman bio that hardly seem relevant. I also had some great professors that inspired me with their teaching styles which I tried to incorporate myself. At my weekly review sessions, I tried to connect the minutia to current research, Nobel Prize winners, and medical pathologies and treatments so students could see the bigger picture and not get bogged down by the details. Additionally, while serving as the biology SI, I encouraged students to ask questions they didn't feel comfortable asking their professor or questions outside of the class that I may be able to assist with, such as preparing to apply for medical school.
As a female, first generation college student, I am passionate about helping underrepresented students achieve their dream of getting into medical school, and scoring well on the MCAT is a big step in that process. I believe I can use my experience to not only highlight the important content for this exam, but help build the skills they need to excel.
In my personal life, I love to play softball, snowboard, practice yoga, and spend time with my cat Theo.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Vermont - Bachelor in Arts, Biology, General
Graduate Degree: Jacobs School of Medicine - Doctor of Medicine, Molecular Medicine
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Anatomy & Physiology
MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills
High School Biology
High School Chemistry