Biology

Our biology tutors are doctoral candidates and PhDs. Our team also includes MD candidates, MDs, and MD-PhDs. We can work with students of all ages to deepen their study of biology. In all tutorials, we take a highly structured and personalized approach to ensure that our students receive the most effective and comprehensive tutoring available.

Most of our tutors have served as teaching assistants for hundreds of undergraduates, many of whom are encountering biology for the first time. We have deep experience working with high school students studying for introductory courses, the Biology SAT II exam, and the AP exams.

We can easily combine biology tutoring with tutoring in chemistry, physics, and mathematics. Some of our tutors specialize in preparing students for the Biology Subject Test, Biology AP, and the Biological Sciences section of the MCAT. Additionally, we can develop a syllabus for any high school, college or graduate-level course, no matter how specialized.

 

Popular Subjects: Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Ecology, Earth Science, Environmental Science, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Immunology
Tests: AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, SAT II Biology E/M, Biology GRE Subject Test, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology GRE Subject Test, MCAT Biological Sciences section

Biology Tutors

Aaron is from the great state of Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a BS in Neuroscience. He is currently pursuing his MD at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Aaron has taught students of all ages, from elementary school to the college...

Abra grew up in Toronto, ON, Canada but decided to go across the border to MIT for college. There, she dove into neuroscience while also exploring the arts and humanities. She enjoyed rotating molecules in her head for organic chemistry, but also loved singing and dancing on stage in musical...

Abubakar grew up in the small and friendly town of Friendship, Wisconsin before moving to Atlanta, Georgia for high school, where he graduated as valedictorian. Abubakar then studied electrical engineering and computer science at MIT for five years (Bachelor's and Master's), graduating with a...

Adam, a native Bostonian, attended college at Brandeis University where he studied biochemistry. He then completed a Master’s in Biomedical Sciences at the Boston University School of Medicine. Since then, Adam has worked at MIT’s Sloan school, at technology startups, and in consulting companies...

Adam is from the NYC area, but moved up to the Great White North (Canada) for his undergraduate studies in Honours Biochemistry at McGill University in Montreal. He graduated with a 4.8/5.0 GPA, along with extensive research in neurodegenerative diseases and genetic engineering. After university...

Aditya grew up in Northeast Ohio, where he learned to call soda ‘pop’, to smile at strangers, and to believe in the Cavaliers in good times and bad. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from MIT, graduating with a double major in Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Biology and...

Adi is currently a first-year student at Harvard Medical School. He graduated from the University of Michigan with degrees in business administration and bio-molecular science. At college, Adi led study groups for organic chemistry, and was a teacher’s assistant for a MBA-level statistics course...

Aida is originally from Isfahan, Iran, but moved to Chicago at the age of 12 with her family. She has lived in multiple cities and countries, and really enjoys immersing herself into new environments and cultures. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hamilton College with a B.A. in Chemistry and...

Akash graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Biomedical Engineering, after which he spent a year completing a retinal neurophysiology research fellowship at the National Eye Institute. He is currently an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School. Akash is particularly...

Alex was born and raised in the suburbs south of Cleveland, Ohio, where he lived for 10 years before moving to Shanghai, China with his family. Upon finishing his studies at an international American high school in Shanghai, he attended Boston College and graduated with a BS in biology. After...

Alex is a current medical student at Columbia University and a recent graduate from UCLA. As a student at UCLA he played club water polo and worked as a wilderness guide, leading camping, backpacking, rock climbing, and canoeing trips across California. Having grown up in Southern California, he...

Alex received a BS in Physics from Rutgers University, where he graduated summa cum laude and was a Matthew Leydt Scholar – an honor given to the top 2% of Rutgers graduates in any given year. His studies continued with a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Science and Engineering at MIT, where...

Ever since Ali was young, she has been drawn to the world of science and medicine. She graduated from Boston College cum laude as part of the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program with a major in Biology and a minor in Medical Humanities. Following her undergraduate studies, Ali worked...

Born and raised in New Jersey, Alice first left home to attend the University of Scranton. She majored in Biochemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology and graduated summa cum laude and Alpha Sigma Nu. Alice then moved to St. Louis to work as a research assistant at Washington University...

Alice is originally from Rockville, Maryland. She attended University of Maryland as part of the Integrated Life Sciences Honors Program and majored in neurobiology and physiology. After graduating magna cum laude, she took a gap semester to tutor and work at two dental offices. She...

Growing up bilingual in Mandarin Chinese and English, Alice has a deep love for learning languages and has studied five languages so far, not counting two Chinese dialects. Her interest in languages and linguistics grew into a fascination with the brain and its cognitive abilities, which led her...

Alice is a medical student in the Health Sciences and Technology program at Harvard Medical school. She grew up in San Diego, CA and studied materials science & engineering at Stanford University for her undergraduate degree. 

During high school, Alice worked with refugee students...

Growing up in sunny California, Amanda thought the next most logical step was to torture herself with lake-effect snow and persistent rain during her undergraduate years (University of Rochester, BS Biomedical Engineering, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and Master’s studies (University of...

Amanda is currently a first year medical student in the Pathways program at Harvard Medical School. She grew up in St. Louis, MO before moving to Boston to begin her undergraduate studies. She graduated from MIT in 2019 with a degree in biology. In college, Amanda was heavily involved with...

Amar is originally from the Jersey Shore, famed land of the gym, tan, laundry lifestyle. He attended Lehigh University, where he graduated summa cum laude from the Eckardt Scholars Honors program with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience in three years. Afterwards, he attended Washington...

Ameen was born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham for undergrad and earned double majors in Neuroscience and Translational Research with double specialized honors in Science and Technology and Business. Ameen graduated with a 4.0 GPA. His...

Prior to living in NYC, Ana was born in Puerto Rico and spent most of her childhood in Orlando, FL. Ana is currently pursuing an MD at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Ana completed undergrad at the University of Miami, where she graduated summa cum laude with a BS in...

Anagha is from the lovely state of New Jersey, and was fortunate to stay there for her undergraduate education at Princeton University. She graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular Biology and minors in Ethnographic Studies as well as Global Health. She was also elected to...

Andrea is a medical student at Columbia on a mission to change the way we treat breast cancer. Originally from Atlanta, GA, she attended the University of Georgia where she initially planned to turn her lifelong love of college and professional football into a career in sports broadcasting. A...

Following the Sanchez family tradition, Andrew knew since high school he wanted to join the gator nation and study at the University of Florida. It was here in Gainesville where he started undergrad as an honors student in biochemistry. Fairly sure medicine was the career for him, Andrew thought...

Andy was born and raised in the California Bay Area, from which he retains wistful memories of winters that were not soul-crushingly cold. He followed in the footsteps of his mother and grandmother by traveling to New York for his undergraduate degree at Vassar College (3.8/4.0 GPA), where he...

Angela is an MD-PhD student at Harvard and UPenn, respectively. Angela majored in Modern Middle Eastern Studies with a minor in Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. There, she was involved in research on patient-centered outcomes...

Anita is a native New Yorker, and loves the city so much that she has not left it (yet). Anita recently graduated from Columbia with her Ph.D. in Neuroscience after graduating from NYU with an Honors B.A. in Biology and a minor in creative writing in Spanish. Anita not only loves doing science...

Anna grew up in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona, where javalinas, quail, and rattlesnakes were regular visitors to her backyard. Anna attended Dartmouth and majored in anthropology, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of the class of 2013. One of Anna’s most transformative classes...

Hailing from the beautiful state of Maryland, Anusha grew up dancing, playing the flute, and bothering her parents by always asking, “why?” She took this curiosity with her across the coast and graduated from the California Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Bioengineering in 2018. In her...

Apolline was born in Paris, France and moved to LA when she was a kid. After bouncing around a bit, her family ultimately settled in Boston. She is the second of five kids, so she grew up helping her little siblings with homework and beating them at basketball. Her younger brother is now 6 ft...

Archana is originally from Cupertino, California but spent most of her childhood in Hyderabad and Delhi, where she grew up speaking English, Telugu, and Hindi. She attended Cornell University, where she majored in Neurobiology and Behavior and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta...

Arpit graduated from the University of Connecticut with Honors in Biomedical Engineering, and is currently a PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is passionate about redefining the human understanding of cancer using the computational power of modern genetics. His...

Growing up in Northern Virginia, Arvind developed an early belief that things always make sense if you dig deep enough. This stubbornness served him well, leading him to a spot on the US Physics Team and into biophysics research in high school. Leaving home for MIT and its wealth of resources,...

Raised in Alabama, Ash was exposed to ineffectual governing and social policy from an early age. He decided to pursue a research career in economics to study the role of institutions in perpetuating inequality. Ash graduated summa cum laude with majors in Electrical Engineering (Tau Beta Pi) and...

Ashwin is a newcomer to the Boston area after spending close to a decade in New York City. He graduated magna cum laude from New York University in 2011 with a major in Biochemistry and minors in both Mathematics and English. After graduating, he went to one of the poorest and marginalized...

Born and raised in New Jersey, Audrey fell in love with psychology in high school. She went on to graduate with distinction in psychology with a concentration in neuroscience from Yale. Audrey is the recipient of numerous Yale honors, including the Silliman E. Sherwood Fellowship, Robert C....

Ava


Ava is currently a PhD candidate in Organismic Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell in 2012, majoring in Biological Sciences, with a concentration in neurobiology. In college, she served as a Biology Student Advisor, wrote for a student...

Avani grew up in Minnesota and attended the University of Pittsburgh for undergraduate, where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with a BPhil in Neuroscience and minor in Spanish. While at the University of Pittsburgh, she co-founded a chapter of a non-profit...

Avi

Avi grew up in Boston, and though he ventured out to the Midwest for college, the smells of New England apple cider donuts and the salty sea spray of Cape Cod will always be synonymous with home.


Avi graduated with honors from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in...

Babajide, or Jide as his friends call him, was born in Nigeria then raised Georgia. Jide earned his Bachelors of Science in Microbiology from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2011 with high honors. He was introduced to scientific research through the CURO Honors Scholarship at UGA. Through his...

Bailey grew up in the middle-of-nowhere Washington State and has been searching for mountains to rival the Cascades ever since she moved out to Massachusetts (where, let’s be honest, there are large hills at best). She came to New England to play ice hockey at the University of Massachusetts at...

Baily is originally from a small town in Colorado, in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains where hiking is the only answer to, “What are you doing this weekend?” One day, she decided that basic training sounded like a good way to spend a summer, so she joined the Air Force in 2015. After...

Ben is a reformed “not a math type of person”, who grew to love statistics by analyzing genetic sequencing data at Massachusetts General Hospital’s Cancer Center. Ben initially studied biochemistry as an undergraduate at Hamilton College, receiving an honorary membership to Sigma Xi and several...

From the sunny tropics of Puerto Rico, Brenda Marin Rodriguez developed a vibrant curiosity for the natural world from an early age. She left the Caribbean in 2008 to study science and theatre at the University of California-Davis.  While earning her bachelor’s, she quickly became immersed in...

Brendon was born in Syracuse, NY, and lived five years in Memphis, TN before spending the rest of his childhood in beautiful Charleston, SC. At Cornell, his wide-ranging interests led him to unique paths both in and outside the classroom. In addition to being a tour guide, president of his class...

Brian was raised in sunny California in the heart of Silicon Valley. In high school, he bounced between studying biology, architecture, and product design, and ultimately ended up doing a research project on worm lengthening that led to his lifelong fascination with RNA. He attended Stanford...

Brielle was born and raised in Brooklyn, where she remained for high school at Brooklyn Technical High School and college at CUNY Brooklyn. At CUNY Brooklyn, Brielle majored in Psychology and minored in Chemistry. She finally escaped Brooklyn when she made the big move uptown to start medical...

Brittany started her career in science at Providence College as a member of the Liberal Arts Honors College. She was one of six biology majors accepted into a Neuroscience Certificate Program, a program that merged her interest in both biology and psychology. She spent 3 years in the...

Cait was born and raised in Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. After attending events on Penn's campus and at the Kelly Writers House throughout her childhood, her dream of receiving a Penn education became a reality when she studied for and received her Bachelor's degree in Biological...

Carla is an MD-PhD candidate in the Health Sciences and Technology program at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As a dedicated and reliable graduate student with significant experiences in teaching assistantship, mentorship, and successful fellowship, grant,...

Carlos was born and raised in the sunny island of Puerto Rico. Upon completing high school there, he moved to Cambridge, MA in 2012 to attend MIT for undergrad. He graduated from MIT in 2016 with a B.S. in Biological Engineering and decided to stay in Boston to begin his MD training at Harvard...

Caroline Dell is a Senior Associate Consultant in Bain & Company’s New York office. She joined Bain full-time in September 2013, after an internship during the summer of 2012.

Caroline graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Economics and Public Policy. While at Brown, she was...

Caroline was born and raised in Cambridge, MA and received her BA from Harvard College in Chemical and Physical Biology in 2017. She spent a year doing research in health economics and health policy before enrolling in Harvard Medical School as a medical student in 2018.

Caroline has...

After a rather nomadic childhood spent in 3 different countries and a handful of different cities, Carrie moved to the East Coast for the first time in 2013 to attend Harvard University. She graduated magna cum laude, majoring in molecular and cellular biology and minoring in social anthropology...

Casey moved to New York in 2015 after earning her Bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary, and received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in 2020. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University where she...

Cassie is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. She attended Yale for college, and although this is her sixth year living on the east coast, she is still not used to the frigid winters. Cassie earned a double major in history and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Her studies focused on...

Catherine is a graduate student pursuing a PhD in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. She has an undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University, where she spent endless months counting Zebras on the plains of Africa and trees in...

Catherine grew up in the greater Boston area but her passion for challenges and the international community led her to Jacobs University in Bremen, Germany for her Bachelor’s. In the very first semester of her three years in Bremen, Catherine plunged headfirst into the world of research....

When Chai was 18, he had a street named after him in his hometown of Cathedral City, California. The gesture was made in recognition of Chai’s contributions to his community along with his academic excellence. Chai attended Stanford University, where he remained dedicated to maintaining good...

Born and raised in South Korea, Chang came to the US in 2007. After going from New Jersey to Connecticut for middle and high school years, respectively, he completed his tri-state triangle when he enrolled in Columbia University in New York City. While there, he earned  his B.A. in English...

Charles is a native New Yorker, and graduated in 2016 from Columbia University with degrees in psychology and business management. More recently, Charles attained his Master’s of Public Health from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Charles is currently an MD Candidate at Mount Sinai...

An East Coast native, Chelsea began her college career in California but quickly transferred back east to attend Yale College, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude with a BA in History of Science, Medicine and Public Health. Chelsea is passionate about women’s health, and...

Born in New York City and raised in Pittsburgh, Chris spent his earliest years dancing around the neighborhood and couldn’t stop for over 20 years. Chris received his BA in Theater Studies from Emerson College, and then toured the United States, working as a professional ballet dancer and...

Chris grew up in Long Island and always knew he wanted to become a physician. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Tufts University with a BS in biochemistry & Spanish. While at Tufts, he was director of the bioethics team of the Tufts Synthetic Biology lab. He is currently...

Chris was born and raised in New York City.  He attended Regis High School on the Upper East Side and did his undergrad at Columbia University.  There he majored in chemistry with a focus on organic chemistry and biochemistry.  He also extensively studied biology and physics. He is now an MD...

Chris is originally from Chicago, but moved east for college. He received his B.A. in Global Affairs from Yale University, graduating magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.  While at Yale, Chris was captain of the alpine ski team and sang bass in the acappella group Mixed Company.  After graduating...

Chris grew up with a passion for STEM, which he explored at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Earning a full-tuition scholarship, he studied Chemical Engineering and completed exciting Biomedical Engineering projects, like growing "dancing" heart tissue whose beating...

Christine grew up in New York City/North Jersey and never thought she would venture out of the Tristate area, but now here she is in Boston! She went to Columbia University, graduating summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Honors in Biological Science, majoring in Hispanic Studies and Neuroscience...

Christine was born in Germany (Hamburg—making her a Hamburger), lived in Canada, but mainly grew up in the Bay Area of California. She went to Yale University for undergrad, where she majored in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta...

Chris grew up in Cupertino, California, that mythical place an hour south of San Francisco that your Apple weather defaults to. He studied biochemistry and business finance at the University of Southern California, graduating magna cum laude and with honors. While studying abroad at the...

Claire was born and grew up in Berkeley, CA where she developed a lifelong love of exploration and science. In 2014, she received her B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University, with distinction in vector-borne diseases.

Following graduation, Claire...

Cole is from a small town in Rhode Island and frequently returns to visit his dogs (and family). He was recruited to Wesleyan University for NCAA ice hockey where he double majored in Neuroscience and Biology and graduated with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. Cole was inducted into Phi Betta Kappa as a senior...

Connie grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah, loving the mountains in her backyard and powdery snow each winter. She moved to the northeast to attend Harvard where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude with a BA in neurobiology and a secondary in global health and health policy. After...

Courtney is originally from a small town in New Jersey, the beautiful Garden State. She then attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for her undergraduate degree, where she graduated magna cum laude with a BA in Biology and was a member of the Phi Sigma Biological Honors...

Damari Croswell is a fourth year medical student at Harvard Medical School, pursuing a career in Orthopedic Surgery. He is from Chicago, IL, and graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2015, double-majoring in Biochemistry, and Anthropology. He was heavily involved in his university...

Dan is currently a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Bachelor of Science in Economics. After college, he worked for two years as a strategy...

Dan hails from the Boston area, an ardent Red Sox fan and even more ardent consumer of its delicious food. At Yale, he grew fascinated with the brain. Dan decided to major in Cognitive Science with a focus on the cognition of impulsivity. He recently graduated with Phi Beta Kappa distinction....

Daniel is currently a medical student at NYU School of Medicine, but is originally from the quaint and scenic town of Guilford, Connecticut, where he developed his love for hiking and the outdoors. Prior to medical school, Daniel attended Brandeis University, where he earned his BS in...

Originally from the United States, Daniel spent his elementary and high school days in Zambia and Kenya. He returned to the United States to attend Harvard University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in psychology. He is now an M.D. candidate at Columbia College of Physicians &...

Daniel is originally from Los Angeles, California where he spent his childhood before moving to Denver, Colorado. After falling in love with the 300 days of sunshine, he stayed in Colorado to attend the University of Denver where he majored in International Studies with a concentration in health...

David is originally from Bogota, Colombia and grew up in the South Florida area. He went to the University of Miami where he was named overall outstanding senior in the College of Arts and Sciences with a 4.0/4.0 GPA. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Immunology with a...

David is currently enrolled at NYU School of Medicine (and loving it!). Previously, he studied biology and sociology at Rutgers University, eventually graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 GPA. Over his summers, David did research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Hackensack...

David is originally from Birmingham, Michigan. Before heading to med school, he studied biology and philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. David is currently a medical student at the Columbia University Vagelos College of...

Growing up in New Jersey, David developed a special appreciation for bicycle rides, beachside boardwalks, and soccer. David attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a degree in Molecular Biology. His research thesis on the behavioral and genetic basis of the courtship song of the...

David grew up in a small suburb of Providence, Rhode Island, and was excited to leave it all behind for the big city life in NYC. At Columbia, he majored in Biochemistry with a concentration in Mathematics, and was awarded departmental honors and a Science Research Fellowship for his research in...

Deanna was born and raised in the Boston area. Starting from a young age, Deanna always knew she wanted to be some type of engineer. It was not until her high school anatomy class that defined her career forever, pushing her into biomedical engineering. From there, Deanna attended Worcester...

Denice has lived in a total of 7 states throughout her life, but she is currently settled in New York while she pursues her MD at Columbia University VP&S. Half of her family is from Belize, a country in a small corner of Central America, and the other half is from Guam, a teeny tiny island...

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Dhruv grew up as an explorer, travelling to a dozen countries before the age of ten. Upon completing high school, he moved to California to attend UC Berkeley where he developed an interest in public health and population based interventions. After graduation, Dhruv...

Dipal grew up in Newton, Massachusetts and attended Brown University, where she received a BS in Neuroscience. She also spent one year in Germany on a Fulbright Research Grant, studying neuroscientific mechanisms of brain development. Dipal is currently a medical student at Harvard Medical...

Dylan is originally from Boca Raton, Florida. He attended Dartmouth College where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a major in biology and a minor in earth sciences. As an undergraduate, he regularly volunteered with cancer patients and served as an editor and writer...

After living in Cuba for eight years, Eduardo moved to Chile with his family and lived there for five years before finally settling in Miami in the eighth grade. He learned English within a year, and dived directly into science, winning first place for his original research at the American...

Edwin was born and raised in the Bay Area; he is a first-generation Latino-American and the first person in his family to graduate from college. He completed California State University with a BS in biology and then went on to receive a PhD in Immunology from the University of Chicago. He is...

Beth grew up near Boston without any idea of becoming a doctor. Now, several cities and a variety of professions later, she has found herself back in Boston pursuing a medical degree. Beth attended Washington University in St. Louis and graduated magna cum laude, majoring in neuroscience-...

Elizabeth was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She attended Hunter College, where she majored in Biology and minored in English Literature. There, she discovered her love for research and medicine while working in a cancer metabolism lab. She went on to cultivate her passions at summer...

Originally from Connecticut, Elizabeth graduated cum laude from Harvard College with a BA in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and a language citation in German. While at Harvard, she participated extensively in the performing arts scene, earning the David McCord Prize for Unusual...

From a very young age, Elizabeth has been baking cookies, pies, and cakes. This love for baking stimulated her interest in chemistry. Elizabeth attended the University of Virginia and obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemistry with a specialization in biochemistry. At UVA, Elizabeth conducted...

Elizabeth was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY in a Russian-speaking family. She later attended Stuyvesant High School in New York City, graduating with an Advanced Regents Diploma and becoming a National AP Scholar. Elizabeth went on to earn her BA in Molecular Biology and a Certificate in...

Ellen graduated cum laude with a BA in biology and a minor in environmental studies from Dartmouth College. After graduating from Dartmouth, Ellen worked at Industrial Economics, Inc. an environmental consulting firm in Cambridge, MA. While there, she worked on data analysis and mapping...

Ellen grew up in sunny Southern California, solely subsisting on a diet of boba milk tea and In-N-Out burgers. An early interest in science drove Ellen to pursue a degree in Chemistry at Caltech, where her passion for science and human engagement led her to consider a career in medicine. She is...

Elliot is a transplant from sunny and warm California.  He bid farewell to the West Coast seven years ago when he moved to Cambridge to study Biology at MIT.  After graduating, Elliot was a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship. He moved to England for two years to pursue an MSc by Research in...

Ely

Ely grew up in Boston and moved to New York City to attend Yeshiva University on a full-tuition merit scholarship, where he majored in biology and minored in public health. After graduating from college, Ely joined Teach For America where he taught 6th-8th grade science and health in East Harlem...

Emily originally hails from the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up in an engineering family while surrounded by tech behemoths like Google, Facebook, and Apple. A lifelong fan of the California Golden Bears, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she largely...

Growing up, Emily spent time outdoors exploring mineral collecting sites throughout New England and attending rock and mineral expositions with her family - which sparked an early interest in geology. In 5th grade, her parents bought the movie Dante’s Peak, which is loosely based on the May 18th...

Emily is a California native who grew up in the suburbs of Sacramento. When she went to UC Berkeley for college, Emily was interested in understanding human biology at both the microscopic level through molecular biology as well as at the macroscopic level by looking at human behavior in...

Emily was a Criminology major at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Subsequently, Emily graduated from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and received the honor of induction to the AOA and Gold Humanism Honors Societies. She is currently...

Emma grew up in the suburbs of northern New Jersey in the shadow of New York City. She didn’t stray far when she attended Columbia University for college, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. After graduation, Emma...

Entela was born and raised in northern Albania. Entela's mother, grandmother and aunt are all biochemistry professors and, as a result, Entela started learning about biology and chemistry from a very early age. In high school, Entela became very interested in mathematics and won national and...

Eric is currently a medical student at the Perelman School of Medicine. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Harvard in 2018 with a degree in chemical and physical biology and a secondary in statistics. During his time at Harvard, he was awarded the Thomas Temple Hoopes prize for best...

Erin grew up in New York City, where she greatly enjoyed exploring the nooks and crannies of the five boroughs.  After high school, she moved to Boston, where she graduated from Harvard College with a major in molecular cellular biology and minor in computer science. She pursued various research...

Ernesto was born in Albania, but grew up in upstate New York. Ernesto went to Harvard, where he developed a love for economics and the economists’ lens on the world, ultimately concentrating on this field. He also found statistics to be incredibly useful, and devoted much of his coursework to...

Ernesto was born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras but grew up in Los Angeles most of his life. He is the first in his family to attend college, and has always been committed to learning about science and health. Ernesto chose to study molecular cell and developmental biology at UCLA with a minor in...

Esmat grew up near Sacramento, CA where she spent most of her time rooting for the Sacramento Kings and eating saltwater taffy. Esmat attended UC Berkeley where she graduated with a major in microbial biology and a minor in secondary mathematics & science education. While there, she was...

Ethan tells people he grew up in Portland, OR, but recently passed the tipping point of having spent the majority of his life in Massachusetts. He attended Amherst College, where he majored in anthropology and biology and graduated summa cum laude in 2012. His research on dementia and caregiving...

Born in Mid-Missouri, Ethan grew up exploring the beauty of nature around him. He completed a Bachelor in science in biology with a minor in psychology from Columbia College, graduating from the Honors Program, summa cum laude. Having strived for academic excellence, Ethan completed his...

Eunice was born in the nearby city of Seoul, Korea (only a 14-hour flight away!), but also identifies as a Texan, Canadian, a Jersey girl, and most recently, a New Yorker. She recently graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in Molecular Biology, summa cum laude. She was inducted into...

Evan attended college at Johns Hopkins University, double-majoring in Neuroscience and Molecular and Cellular Biology. After graduating with a 4.0 GPA and Phi Beta Kappa, he took a research year in pediatric neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Evan currently is a medical student at...

Originally hailing from Northern New Jersey, Evan previously graduated high school from the Academy for Medical Sciences and Technology at the Bergen County Academies. He then went on to study biology at Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated cum laude. Evan then moved to New...

Evan Mullen grew up at the end of a dirt road in bucolic Vermont, where his work ethic took shape via innumerable hours spent stacking wood. He majored in Humanities with a focus on French history and literature at Yale, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He then promptly moved to...

Raised in Southern Louisiana, Faiz knows that he can always find a little taste of home by locating the nearest establishment with Tabasco sauce. Faiz graduated summa cum laude and with College Honors from Louisiana State University with a BS in Biological Engineering and a minor in robotics...

Farhan was the type of kid who fell asleep playing with his K’Nex and Legos during the wee hours of the night…and then he would resume building whatever he could imagine upon waking up.  Naturally, this drive later expressed itself as an interest in the physical sciences and engineering design...

Gabe holds a degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and an MD from NYU School of Medicine. He took an extra year during medical school to conduct HIV/AIDS research in Durban, South Africa as a 2011-2012 Fogarty International Clinical Research Scholar. He completed his Internal...

George was born and raised in a small neighborhood on the west side of Indianapolis, IN.  Growing up, his interests spanned the sectors of education, criminal justice, and science until he finally discovered his calling to medicine during his senior year of high school. George then attended...

Glory grew up in rural Virginia and attended Trinity College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude (3.99 GPA) with a double major in Theater and Dance (President’s Fellow) and Biology (Honors) in 2017. During his undergraduate career, he enjoyed research and soon published as...

Grace is a born and raised Southern girl from Atlanta, GA. She attended Duke University and graduated with honors in 2016 with a double major in biology and global health. While at Duke, she was involved with pharmacology and cancer biology research and served as the president of the Asian...

Grace Mosley is a 5th-year MD-PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located in New York City. She has completed the first two years of medical school and USMLE Step 1, and is currently working on a neuroscience PhD in the Iatridis Lab in the Department of Orthopaedics,...

Grace was raised in the Chicago suburbs with a love for food, books, and exploring. After high school, she moved to California to attend Stanford University, where she developed a deep interest in studying computers and the human mind. She chose to major in Symbolic Systems (an interdisciplinary...

Hafeez hails from Toronto, Canada but currently lives in Washington, DC. Hafeez holds a BSc from McMaster University (Canada), an MPH from Columbia University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Hafeez currently works in development finance for a non-profit focused on...

Born and raised in San Jose, graduating from UC Berkeley twice, and currently attending UC San Francisco (UCSF), Hannah is a California Bay Area native through and through. In high school, she earned high marks on 11 AP exams, the SAT, and 4 SAT Subject tests. She went on to receive her dual...

Hassan grew up in the suburbs of Albany, NY where he spent his youth enduring northeastern winters, before inexplicably deciding to remain in the northeast to attend the University of Rochester on a Dean’s Scholarship. Hassan majored in biochemistry and minored in economics, graduating in 2018...

Héctor pursued a bachelor’s degree in Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Puerto Rico where he was honored with the best undergraduate researcher award in biology for his research in a neuroscience lab. For his graduate studies, Héctor’s research focused on neuropharmacology;...

Helen graduated from MIT with a Bachelor’s degree in biological engineering and a 4.9 out of 5.0 GPA. She was pumped to return to New York City, her hometown, to start medical school at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in the fall of 2015. She spent the bulk of her time at MIT working in...

Hema grew up in sweet home Alabama and loves biscuits, iced tea, and the Crimson Tide. She attended the University of Richmond, where she obtained a BS in biology with honors and graduated summa cum laude with a GPA of 4.0. While in college, Hema was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received...

Henry grew up in Portland, Oregon playing, soccer, baseball, and basketball before defecting to performing arts and becoming a professional classical ballet dancer. He danced in both Pennsylvania and Utah before leaving the dance world to attend college at Columbia University. Henry graduated...

Henry was interested in pursuing a career in marine research until he began working as an EMT while attending Eckerd College. He went on to graduate summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in biochemistry and philosophy. He then pursued a Master’s of Public Health from...

Humza Zubair was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona, in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. He graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University, double majoring in Medicinal Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences. Humza’s passion is mentorship and education; he aspires to be a...

Hunter was born in Maryland and raised in a small town in Massachusetts north of Boston. He went to the prestigious high school at the Governor’s Academy, where he played soccer and lacrosse and was awarded the Dartmouth Book Prize and a place in the Cum Laude Society. At Bates College he...

Ian

When Ian was a kid the most common reason he got put in time-out was for stealing his Mom’s stethoscope. Ian has been chasing his passion for healthcare ever since. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing and a minor...

Originally from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Isaac has jumped up and down the northeast. After finishing high school at Saint Albans in Washington, D.C., Isaac completed his undergraduate work at Yale University, graduating cum laude with a degree in Russian and east European...

Jackie is a first-year medical student at NYU School of Medicine and hails from the sunny state of Florida. There, she earned her Bachelor’s degrees in neuroscience and English at the University of Miami, where she graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. While in college...

Jai

James was born and raised in Maryland outside of Washington, DC. He studied chemistry at Brown University, graduating with honors in 2014. As a Meiklejohn Peer Advisor at Brown, he worked with a faculty partner to provide comprehensive academic advising to first-year students. After graduation,...

James was born and raised in New York City. He was an undergraduate at Yale, where he fell in love with organic chemistry (yes, he was that kid). After majoring in chemistry and graduating Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude, he was awarded a Marshall Scholarship to continue his studies at the...

Janice is originally from Dallas, Texas. She attended Southern Methodist University with a full-ride scholarship as an SMU President’s Scholar. She graduated with a B.S. with honors in Biological Sciences and minors in Biomedical Anthropology and Math. Although everything is bigger in Texas,...

Jay

Jay Ben’s first acting role was as Judah Maccabee in a first-grade Chanukah pageant. After an eight-year hiatus (during which he determined, successively, that he would become a cartographer, a professional skier, a fantasy novelist, an architect, and an award-winning poet), he rediscovered...

J.C. is currently studying at Harvard Medical School. He is from Virginia, and stayed there while working on his undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering and applied mathematics from the University of Virginia (summa cum laude, Tau Beta Pi) where he developed research interests in...

Jee Woong (aka JC) is a renegade scholar that inadvertently completed more degrees than he ever wished for. Armed with his extensive knowledge of the life sciences and his unwitting expertise of standardized exams, JC vows to equip the next generation with the same chutzpah he had when tackling...

Jeff is an MS candidate in Computer Science at New York University, concentrating on Machine Learning. Prior to beginning graduate school, Jeff received his BA in East Asian Languages and Cultures summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Columbia University, where he was active in theater and...

After chasing monkeys around Amazonian rainforest, Jenna received her Ph.D. from the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Her research focused on the reproductive strategies and behavioral ecology of titi monkeys, and although she delighted in their...

Jennie was born and raised in Northern Virginia. She earned her BS in Human Biology, Health, and Society at Cornell University. She minored in Health Policy and Human Development. She is currently a first-year student at Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Vice President of her class. She...

Jeremy grew up in snowy Madison, Wisconsin where they grew up ski racing (including in the Junior Olympics) and binge watching “That 70’s Show” (set in WI). Jeremy left Wisconsin for Duke University for undergrad. They studied Cultural Anthropology with a minor in Global Health. They graduated...

Jeremy hails from Tallahassee, Florida, about as far away from the beach as you can be while still being in Florida. He completed his undergrad at the University of Virginia where he was a Jefferson Scholar and majored in biology and public policy & leadership at the Frank Batten School....

Joan grew up in Illinois where she attended the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy for high school. There, she started radiology research at Northwestern University. She has been in love with science and medicine ever since. Joan attended Emory University, where she was an Emory Scholar....

Joe graduated in 2017 with an MD/MBA from Harvard. He studied undergrad at Princeton University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was honored with Phi Beta Kappa membership. He was also awarded for his thesis on designing and synthesizing nucleoside analogs in the chemistry lab.

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Joe is a fourth generation Bostonian.  He attended MIT for college where he studied biology and chemistry.  After graduating, Joe attended medical school at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology, and completed a master’s degree in public health at the Harvard School of...

John is a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is attending on a 21st Century Scholarship. John’s road to medical school was a circuitous one; he was a history and politics major at the University of Virginia (UVA), and he did not take a single science course during...

John grew up in Indianapolis, IN where his love for science first developed.  John traveled to Lancaster, PA to attend Franklin and Marshall College where he majored in chemistry and minored in American/European history.  While at F&M, he did research in an analytical research lab, and...

John grew up in suburban NJ, right across the river from New York City. He’s always had a penchant for chemistry (especially in the kitchen) and when he found out that bacteria could do chemistry too, he decided to study them. At Muhlenberg College, a small liberal arts college in Allentown, PA...

Up until first being introduced to Donne in senior year of high school, John was firmly a science kid. In college, he began splitting his time between premed science and poetry classes at Amherst, and ended up graduating with a double major in Chemistry and English. His research focused on the...

Hailing from a small town in the Tar Heel State, Johnny spent most of childhood playing defensive back on the football field, and dreaming of a career in science. After years of science fairs, mathematical competitions and clinical hospital shadowing, Johnny has found a passion for medicine,...

Jon grew up in Iowa City in a lively household alongside two older brothers and one younger sister. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with departmental honors in both chemistry and math. Jon worked on the south side of Chicago to provide healthcare to...

Born and raised in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, Jon considers himself more of a New Yorker after living in the Big Apple for the past five years. He graduated from Columbia University in 2016, where he double majored in Biochemistry and History (B.A., magna cum laude). Jon is currently a...

Joseph may be the biggest Ethiopian you will ever meet, but don’t let that intimidate you. He is fun, enthusiastic, and is excited about teaching! He started out as a young class clown but has now evolved into a science enthusiast.  Serendipity proved to be Joe’s strongest ally at UC Berkeley as...

Joshua was born and raised in Memphis, TN. During his high school years, he was awarded 4th Grand Prize at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for his patented novel method of wastewater treatment. His passion for research followed him to college at Vanderbilt University in...

Born and raised in Boston, Josh has always been a diehard Boston sports fan. Given his teams’ illustrious history of success, Josh is always ready to have a conversation about anything sports related (especially a debate on Boston’s teams’ superiority).

Beyond his fiery fandom, Josh has...

Josie grew up in Vermont before attending Amherst College, where she double majored in Economics and Environmental Studies and played for the women’s ice hockey team. After graduating college and before attending medical school, Josie worked as a health economics research assistant for two years...

Joyce is a Californian whose West Coast pride remains strong even though she has grown to love Boston after four years. In college, Joyce’s academic interests surrounded the anthropology of aging and caregiving, and her thesis earned the Thomas T. Hoopes Prize for outstanding scholarly...

Juan is a PhD in Immunology and Inflammation at New York University School of Medicine where he pursues his passion for understanding microorganisms in a human disease context. He leads projects on the role of the immune system in infectious diseases, such as malaria. His work has resulted in 4...

Julia grew up in New York City and attended Princeton University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude in 2008. After college, she worked in Sub-Saharan Africa to improve access to healthcare in rural communities. She went on to Harvard Medical School and is currently...

Julia was born in Seoul, Korea and grew up in Manhattan. Ever since she was a small child, she has been curious about how things in the body work. In high school, she fell in love with the brain in her freshman biology class and went on to study neuroscience and music at MIT, where she focused...

Karen spent the majority of her childhood roving the streets of suburban Nebraska, where college sports teams have long been named according to corn-related themes.  Karen left these idyllic pastures for the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Bioengineering with a minor in Mathematics and...

Katherine obtained her undergraduate degree in Classics and Molecular Biology, Summa cum Laude, from Harvard University. Awarded a Harvard Knox Fellowship to study in the United Kingdom for one year, she earned a Master’s degree in Classical Art and Archaeology with Distinction (equivalent of...

Kayla was born on a small farm in Hood River, Oregon, but spent most of her childhood traveling around the continental United States in an R.V. After settling in Phoenix, Kayla completed an International Baccalaureate program in high school and worked as a teaching assistant in an art studio....

Kaylee grew up in small-town Northeastern Iowa, but she was anything but a “country girl”. She was interested in academics from day one, and even helped her grandmother put together 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles at the age of 5 (even if it was mostly the edge pieces). Kaylee later ended up in the...

Keizra was born in Vancouver but spent most of her childhood in Sacramento, CA (which you probably know only from 1) memorizing state capitals and 2) Ladybird, the movie). She moved across the country to Durham, NC where she attended Duke University for undergrad and specialized in eating...

Kellen grew up in both Boston, MA and Irvine, CA. He is currently a postdoctoral scholar at the Stanford School of Medicine pursuing therapies for craniofacial and burn injuries. He previously pursued his bachelors in Bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley as a member of the...

As a child, Kelly envisioned her ideal career to be an aerobic dance class instructor but decided that being a physician could be a good alternative. While Kelly can still be found Zumba-ing to youtube videos in her living room between Microbiology and Immunology exams, it seems that things have...

Keri is from a farm town in Southern New Hampshire. Although she originally attended Stonehill College on the pre-med track, primarily taking classes in biology and chemistry, she made a quick switch to become a psychology major in her senior year and never looked back. In an attempt to live at...

Kimberley’s scientific and medical interests began in high school when she studied inflammatory pathways involved in frontotemporal dementia through lab-based methods. She graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors from Harvard College in 2017 with a major in molecular and cellular...

King is a first generation college and medical student at Harvard Medical School. He was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated high school as the Valedictorian. He was awarded a full scholarship to study at the University of Notre Dame, where he earned a Bachelor...

Krishnan is a Radiation Oncologist from Florida. He was first exposed to medicine at the Mayo Clinic in high school, where he learned the genetic underpinnings of dementia. He attended Duke University and graduated on an accelerated 3-year pathway with a BS in Chemistry with advanced graduate...

Kristen is originally from the Virginia side of the D.C. metro area.  She received her undergraduate degree in Chemistry, with a focus in biochemistry, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she spent much of her time feeding cells while working in a biochemistry laboratory. ...

Kristie is from a small town in upstate New York named Amsterdam, which is often confused with the one in the Netherlands. During high school, she acted as the Peer Tutor Coordinator for her high school’s chapter of the National Honor Society. After graduating high school as the Valedictorian,...

Kristin is a PhD student in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences program at Harvard Medical School, specializing in computational and statistical genetics. She attended Harvard for her undergraduate education as well, where she initially majored in History and Literature and later switched her...

Kruti is from Wayland, MA, a small town just 30 minutes away from Boston, but was born in India and lived in Singapore for five years. In May of 2017, she graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard, majoring in molecular and cellular biology, with a secondary in computer science...

Latoya was born in Montego-Bay, Jamaica, and later moved to Jamaica, Queens with her family. She is currently pursuing an MD from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Latoya graduated from Harvard College in 2015 with a B.A. in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology, a...

Originally from Ireland, Laura graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with an Honors degree in Biomedical Science where she majored in Clinical Chemistry and minored in Immunology.  In her final year, she completed her research project at The Trinity Translational Medicine Institute and...

Leah grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio and attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri for her undergraduate studies. She graduated with a BA in Biochemistry and with minors in Music and Healthcare Management. In 2017, she ventured out of the Midwest to Boston, where she...

A native New Yorker, Leah graduated from Harvard College in 2016 magna cum laude with a BA with highest honors in History and Science and a certificate in Global Health and Health Policy. While at Harvard, she conducted maternal health and infectious disease research abroad, including in Paris,...

Leila grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and moved to the East Coast for college to try out “seasons.”  She graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with honors from Johns Hopkins University with a BS in Neuroscience and minor in Entrepreneurship and Management. She then spent half a year conducting...

Lenka has always had a sense of curiosity which she quenches through travel to places such as New Zealand, and working on exciting cellular biology research projects. She majored in biology at Elon University where she was able to design her own undergraduate research project studying the...

Lina grew up in California and earned her BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and minored in Physics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her love of science led her to obtain a PhD in Chemistry at Princeton University. She is currently continuing her education in medicine at...

Logan grew up on a horse ranch in Issaquah, Washington. His love for swimming and for the outdoors brought him to Dartmouth College, where he captained his varsity swim team and led Dartmouth’s hunting and fishing club. His research on sleep disorders and hypertension named him a James O....

Logan is originally from Eastern North Carolina, where she learned a few essential truths: chocolate is good, and bad things happen to good people – sometimes by chance, and sometimes through acts of systemic injustice. She attended Duke University, where she designed her own course of study on...

Lucas grew up near the mountains of Pennsylvania, graduating valedictorian of his high school class before moving to Philadelphia to study neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania. From molecular pathways and clinical studies to health policy and global health, Lucas explored the gamut of...

Lucy grew up in Connecticut in a family of engineers, and her favorite subjects were English and chemistry.  She graduated from Princeton University with honors in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and honors in a Neuroscience Certificate.  During college, she was an EMT, worked in a molecular...

Mac

Mac grew up in the rolling hills of Kentucky. From the Bluegrass state, he headed north to Middlebury College, where he graduated magna cum laude with a double major in political science and biochemistry. After graduation, he studied cancer biology for a year at the National Institutes of Health...

Madeline is from the coastal town of Brunswick Maine and considers herself a “mainer” through and through.  She attended Middlebury College, majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and graduating magna cum laude. During her time at Middlebury she worked in a Developmental Biology...

As a high school student, Madhav was admitted into several combined medical programs, and he is currently a medical student at Boston University School of Medicine, through the 7-year BA/MD program. At BU, he leads several service-learning groups and conducts research in the field of...

Originally from Fairfax, VA, Madison developed a deep love for science and dentistry in high school. She brought this passion with her to Duke University, where she earned a B.S. in biology with an honors thesis on the cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration. She is currently a first-year at...

Maggie is originally from outside New York City and loves to return home to visit her big family and bigger Maine coon cats! She attended Boston College on a full tuition merit scholarship and graduated with a BS in Biology and minor in History. After undergrad, Maggie traveled across the pond...

Maha grew up in Cairo, Egypt, and moved to New York City when she was in high school. Three years later, she made a much shorter move to Boston to attend MIT. There, she found her passion in interdisciplinary research between computer science and biology. She also worked as a researcher at...

Manali is a California native who is making the most of her adventure on the east coast. While an undergraduate student at UC Davis she was faced with the difficult choice between veterinary school and medical school and through her experiences working in a research lab and in underserved...

Manasa, originally from Johns Creek, Georgia, attended the University of Georgia, where she majored in biochemistry and molecular biology and minored in Spanish. Going to the big Georgia state school also made her an avid football fan (GO DAWGS), a loyalty that has only strengthened since she...

Margaret graduated with distinction from Stanford University with a BA in human biology. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation and honored with a Firestone Medal for a distinguished undergraduate thesis in the social sciences. She then spent two years at the University of Oxford...

Maria is currently a medical student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. She plans to apply into Ophthalmology with hopes of pursuing an oculoplastic surgery fellowship further down the line. Before medical school, she received her BA in Neuroscience and Behavior at...

Mark is originally from Northwest Indiana, 45 minutes away from where the Chicago Bears continue to break his heart every post-season.  After living mostly nocturnally in various classrooms and laboratories for the better part of four years, he graduated from MIT with a 4.9/5.0 GPA (Tau Beta Pi...

Matthew grew up in Carpinteria, CA and received his undergraduate degree at Vassar College. He pursued a double concentration in biochemistry and Chinese, and he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa Society and Sigma Xi upon graduation. After spending two years studying the effects of fasting on...

Matty is a graduate of Harvard Law School, where he assisted 1Ls on their legal research and writing and served as president of the Student Association for Law and Mind Sciences. Before that, he majored in Geology at Amherst College, graduating magna cum laude. He spent a couple years as a tax...

Max

Originally from the Boston area, Max studied physics at Yale University. He graduated Magna cum laude and as a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2014, having managed to study courses ranging from quantum mechanics to a class that covered all of Tolstoy’s major works. After college, Max started the...

Max grew up in a military family, moving every three to four years before he attended college at Tufts University. After countless hours spent in a microfluidics lab, playing ultimate frisbee, and eating buffalo chicken calzones, he graduated summa cum laude in 2017. Before starting medical...

At the age of 7, Max moved to Massachusetts and has called it home ever since. He attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst as an undergraduate, finishing summa cum laude with a BS in chemical engineering and a minor in chemistry; he was a Commonwealth Honors College Scholar with greatest...

Max is originally from Steamboat Springs, CO where he grew up skiing, hiking, biking, and climbing in the Rocky Mountains. He graduated Valedictorian of his high school class, and moved to New York City to attend Columbia University, where he majored in Philosophy. After graduating, he spent...

Max was born down the street from the National Institutes of Health, outside of Washington, D.C., and has been a lab rat ever since. He graduated from Yale Phi Beta Kappa with both a B.S. and M.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry while announcing hockey games as a TV broadcaster. As an...

Maya is originally from Berkeley, CA, but moved to Boston to attend Tufts University. She studied Biology and Community Health, graduated summa cum laude, and was a member of the Honos Civicus Society. Outside of classes, she sang in Tufts’ oldest all female a cappella group, was an active...

Maya hails from the Greater Boston area, and it’s safe to say she’ll probably be stuck here forever. After attending schools in the area for the majority of her life, she began college at MIT, where in 2018 she obtained a degree in biology and a minor in brain and cognitive sciences. Her primary...

When Md was 12 years old, he and his family moved from Bangladesh and settled in New York City. Md later attended the City College of New York and graduated magna cum laude in biochemistry. In college, Md was the President of the Baskerville Chemical Society and enjoyed volunteering in...

Meera grew up in Berkeley, California, hiking in the mountains and swimming in the Pacific. She studied biology as part of the honors program at the University of Chicago, where she wrote her thesis on fly ovary development and developed a love of teaching through her work as a teaching...

How does a living organism arise from billions of lifeless molecules? How do we apply the physical and chemical laws that govern the behavior of nonliving components to reveal the guidelines that govern cellular life? As a PhD candidate in biochemistry at The Rockefeller University, these are...

Originally from New Jersey, Michael graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Molecular Biology, magna cum laude. While at Princeton, he completed a research thesis on the interplay of malaria and hepatitis B pathogens in a humanized liver mouse model. He was later inducted...

A New Orleans native, Michael grew up on Cajun cooking, southern hospitality, and books from his local library. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, he graduated summa cum laude and with College Honors from Louisiana State University with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a BA in Economics. In...

Michael was born into an Argentine family but raised in New Mexico and Maryland. His grandmother was one of the first women chemistry professors in Argentina in the first half of the 20th century, and served as Michael’s first inspiration to study chemistry. Michael received dual degrees in...

Mickey is a hard-working Midwesterner who has now come to call NYC home after living there for over 5 years. He graduated magna cum laude from Drake University in 2015 as a dual Biochemistry and English major. He went on to receive a Master’s in Narrative Medicine from Columbia...

Mihir is originally from Detroit, MI and grew up in the metro Detroit area. He graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with degrees in biochemistry and chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018. He is currently a medical student at Harvard Medical School, interested in...

Mike graduated from the University of Oxford, UK with a MSc in Musculoskeletal Sciences. There, he researched on human shoulder tissue asking the question: Does inflammation play a key role in the pathology of rotator cuff tears? The research he conducted there has been accepted for publication...

Mirhee is originally from (“up”)state NY, frequently visiting “the city” (NYC) growing up. With diverging interests, Mirhee ended up graduating from Harvard magna cum laude, majoring in molecular and cellular biology and minoring in music. Her thesis was about targeting certain epigenetic...

Miriam has held steadfast to her grandfather’s motto “always be curious” ever since she began building Knex roller coasters and reading her math textbooks for fun. Her multidisciplinary interests led her to pursue a joint BA/BS from Stern College for Women, where she studied biochemistry and...

Mitesh was born and raised in the Cleveland area. He attended a private boarding school in Ohio, Western Reserve Academy, to complete his high school education. He entered Northwestern University as part of the Honors Program in Medical Education (HPME), a combined BA/MD program allowing him to...

Morgan is originally from Southern New Jersey, spent the past four years in Williamsburg, VA studying at the College of William & Mary, and is now in Boston as a first year medical student at Harvard. As an undergraduate, Morgan majored in Hispanic Studies and minored in Biology (inducted...

When Mugdha was nine years old, she successfully attempted her first surgery—on a beloved teddy bear who desperately needed a re-stuffing. Since then, she hasn’t looked back. She is an M.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School (Class of 2022) with a passion for public health and women’s health....

Muriel was born in Montreal and moved to the historic town of Lexington, Massachusetts where she lived until the end of high school. She attended Middlebury College and majored in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a minor in Global Health. Since sophomore year she pursued independent...

Nancy was born and raised on the sunny island of Puerto Rico. For most of her childhood she wanted to become a professional musician and spent her afternoons playing piano and cello. In junior high school, her scientific curiosity was awakened during biology class, and she became interested in...

Science isn’t easy – and Nathan knows that firsthand. As a student, Nathan nearly quit STEM as he struggled with it through high school and college. However, he reached a turning point when he realized that learning was a skill and not an innate ability. Armed with this realization, he took...

Neha is originally from Long Island, New York. She graduated from Stony Brook University summa cumme laude and phi beta kappa with a degree in sociology and international studies in three years and then went on to pursue a masters from the University of Cambridge for an MPhil in Modern Society...

Nick is originally from outside of Boston, but moved to North Carolina during middle school. He received his BA in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Genetics, Genomics, and Development from Cornell University, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. Driven by an interest in basic science and...

Nikita likes to say that she was raised in New Jersey but educated in Massachusetts. She is originally from a small town in northern New Jersey, and attended high school at Phillips Academy in Andover as a boarding student. She was a National Merit Scholar and went on to attend Tufts University...

After growing up in Connecticut, Nikki stayed in the third-smallest state to attend Yale, where she earned a concurrent BS and MS in chemistry. She graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with the Werner Bergmann Prize, awarded annually to the outstanding senior in the chemistry...

Niyi was born in Lagos, Nigeria, and immigrated to the United States when he was two years old. He attended high school in New Jersey and went on to major in chemistry at Amherst College. He completed an honors thesis in physical chemistry which focused on the conversion, storage, and use of...

Born and raised in New York City, Noah knew that he would always be a Yankees fan when he watched them win the World Series in 2000. Sadly, it turned out he wasn’t quite as good at playing baseball as he was watching it, and decided to abandon his baseball prospects in order to study Biology and...

Noam grew up in Israel, Baltimore, and Nebraska, and she has since continued to explore new places. She attended the University of Chicago, where she majored in philosophy and graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa. After working with a bioethicist for a year abroad, she completed Bryn Mawr...

Noelle graduated summa cum laude with honors from Northeastern University with a degree in Behavioral Neuroscience. While in college, she became interested in cancer research and won the national AACR Bardos scholar award and published her first book chapter on formulations...

Born on the Caribbean island of Jamaica, O’Jay came to the United States as a teenager for his educational pursuits. He graduated from CUNY- John Jay College with Honors in Cellular and Molecular Biology and a minor in Philosophy. O’Jay’s fascination for science and asking big questions led him...

Paul attended Yale, where he majored in History and Russian and East European Studies and graduated with honors. His thesis and work relating to the revolution in Ukraine was selected to be presented at a policy conference. After Yale, he moved to Samara, Russia for one year as the recipient of...

PD

Perry is coming to terms with the fact that the Celtics will never need his upbeat demeanor and weak dribbling skills (even on their bench). Perry attended Yale University, graduating cum laude and earning distinction in the English major for his senior essays on Romantic and Victorian poetry....

Peter grew up in Princeton, New Jersey where he was immersed in the academic culture of the town. For as long as he can remember, he has been fascinated with how everything works, and this scientific passion followed him all the way to Connecticut College in New London, CT.

Peter...

When Pooja was young, she spent a lot of time exploring new places, which was easy since her family moved approximately every two years. Pooja attended college at Cornell University, graduating with a degree in biology. After graduating, she worked for two years at the University of...

Priyanka grew up in Plymouth, Minnesota and spent a majority of her time in high school honing her classical Indian dance and debate skills (though never at the same time).  She competed extensively and achieved success on a national level. After graduating from high school, she moved to...

Chewy got her nickname, a harbinger of her future career path, in the sixth grade when a classmate noticed how similar it sounded to her Chinese name (QueYun). Chewy attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she double majored in chemistry and Spanish and was a repeated Dean’s Lister....

Quinn grew up in Milton, Massachusetts, where she spent her time participating in theater and indulging her love of dogs, including more than 15 years dogsledding with her family. At Williams College, she continued to pursue theater while squeezing in a History major in addition to her pre-...

Rabeea grew up in Georgia and attended Emory University. She graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration with highest distinction from the Goizueta Business School. In the business school, her concentration was in organization & management and marketing and she simultaneously...

Rachel is a tried-and-true Boston transplant. She studied biology as a full-tuition merit scholar at Thiel College, a private liberal arts college that is buried under Pennsylvania snow most of the year. She then earned her Master of Public Health in Epidemiology as a merit scholar at Boston...

Rahul spends much of his time outside of medical school at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) program in a research lab, and he has worked on projects culminating in 3 published papers. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with majors in Chemical & Biomolecular...

Raj was born in Dallas, Texas and is a proud fan of the Cowboys despite having spent the majority of his childhood in Chicago. In high school, Raj achieved a perfect ACT score along with perfect SAT Subject Test scores in Math II and Chemistry, and 5’s on numerous AP math and science exams. With...

Rana was born in New York City but spent most of her childhood growing up in Springfield, VA. She attended Brown University for college to study cell and molecular biology with a focus on cancer biology. While there, she conducted research into the effect of immunotherapy on inhibiting ovarian...

Rebecca grew up in Northern California but went east for her higher education. During her time at Swarthmore College, she received the school's first ever "Perfect Score Award" in organic chemistry for acing every orgo test. She graduated with highest honors in biology and chemistry, and went on...

Rex is currently a medical student at UCSF School of Medicine. He graduated summa cum laude from UCLA in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Neuroscience and a minor in Biomedical Research. 

Rex's strengths include exam preparation for the MCAT, as well as chemistry and biology tutoring. He enjoys...

Richard was born in Canada and immigrated to the United States in elementary school, settling in the calm suburbs of Missouri. He graduated from Princeton with a degree in chemistry before spending two years at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar studying Global Health Sciences and receiving...

Rishabh is originally from Princeton, NJ -- home of the Tigers, and more importantly, Hoagie Haven, the most delicious sub shop in the northeast. Growing up, Rishabh always took a special interest in the sciences, leading him to pursue a major in Genetics at Rutgers University. While at Rutgers...

Rocco was born and raised in Stony Brook, New York. Rocco’s interest in the sciences began early, leading him to a semifinalist distinction in the 2012 Intel Science Talent Search for a project on novel chemotherapeutics. At Dartmouth College, he earned a BA in Engineering Sciences with Honors...

Saiesh is originally from Houston, Texas, where he’s an avid supporter of James Harden and the Houston Rockets. Having a deep passion for the intersection of clinical medicine and healthcare, Saiesh graduated cum laude from Rice University in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and a minor in...

Sam is currently a student at Harvard Medical School interested in the sciences and philosophy, and he has a long history of teaching in both fields. He completed his undergraduate degree at Cornell University in Neurobiology & Philosophy, magna cum laude. Prior to medical school, he served...

Sammie grew up in the endearingly eccentric city of Austin, Texas. She fell in love with the land of the pines as an Angier B. Duke Scholar at Duke University. Her studies took her to the UK, Chile, and Uganda, where she explored bioethics, traditional medicine, and maternal and child health...

Sam started playing soccer when she was five years old and has maintained an appetite for competition ever since. After growing up in Indiana and moving to Seattle to attend the University of Washington (UW), she graduated with a BS in bioengineering (summa cum laude). She is currently pursuing...

Sam is a former student athlete who fought hard on the field and in the classroom. She attended The College of New Jersey as a biology major in the honors college and also played varsity softball. In addition to studying and softball, Sam worked in a lab studying crustacean physiology. In 2018,...

Samuel completed his BS in physics and mathematics at MIT, and his PhD in physics at the University of Connecticut while jointly a pre-doctoral fellow at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and an NSF Graduate Research Fellow.  Following his PhD, he worked as a statistician/machine...

A native of Raleigh, NC, Sanjay attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Morehead-Cain Scholar and graduated with a BSPH in Nutrition with Highest Honors and Highest Distinction (3.9/4.0), and Phi Beta Kappa. During his time at UNC-CH, Sanjay led the American Mock World...

Sanjna was born in Syracuse, New York, and spent most of her childhood in Delhi, India. She returned from the scorching heat of Delhi summers back to the freezing cold of upstate New York to attend Cornell University in Ithaca. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Biochemistry, a 4....

Santiago was born in Barquisimeto, Venezuela and spent much of his childhood dreaming of becoming a scientist, or a writer, or both, thanks to a healthy diet of science-fiction. He continued to develop his dual passions at the University of Texas at Austin where he was a Health Science Scholar...

Sara has roots in two places: she is from Knoxville, TN, but was born in Albany, NY.  She considers herself a true New Yorker, though doesn’t hold strong opinions on pizza (perhaps that’s the Knoxville in her).  She attended Boston College, where she graduated magna cum laude with a BS in...

Sarah received her BA in neuroscience and behavior from Wesleyan University, and is currently a neuroscience PhD student at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Her PhD work is focused on studying social behavior in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Before starting her PhD, Sarah worked in...

As a native of central Jersey, Sarah always envisioned some day living in New York City. Igniting by the energy of the city and eclectic curriculum of its Core, she applied early decision to Columbia University. She graduated magna cum laude with a major in Neuroscience and Behavior and a 3.9/4....

As a kid, Saurabh wanted to play soccer professionally and score a goal in the World Cup. When it became clear that that was unlikely to happen, he instead attended the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Vagelos Scholars Program in Molecular Life...

Scarlett is a 2012 Princeton University graduate who recently moved to Cambridge to start her PhD in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT. She became interested in all things Neuroscience during her time at Princeton, where she wrote a thesis on adult neurogenesis, the very cool phenomenon of...

As an identical twin, from a family with two sets of identical twins, Sean grew up in a collaborative and lively environment, where he cultivated his love of mentoring. Sean attended Cornell University, majoring in Chemistry, minoring in Biology, and graduating with distinction in 2015....

Shaq was born in the midst of a snowstorm in the Bronx, where he lived just long enough to become a Yankees fan before moving to South Florida. He grew up in Wellington, FL until he moved to attend college at Duke University. During his freshman year, he wrote a 20-page paper about the drug LSD...

Shawn grew up in Arcadia, California playing basketball and the saxophone in the marching band. In college, he found a love for hip-hop dancing and danced in, choreographed for, and directed teams alongside his studies. Shawn graduated with a B.A. in Integrative Biology with Honors and High...

Shefali was born in New Delhi, India and grew up in southeastern Michigan. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies, focusing on Global Environment and Health, and Spanish Language and Culture. Shefali received...

Shelly is originally from a small suburb right outside Chicago, where she has lived for most of her life. In high school, she enrolled at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, a residential STEM school. There, she really developed her love for the natural sciences and inquiry-based...

Shivangi grew up in the beautiful Garden State far away from the Jersey Shore. After becoming an Emergency Medical Technician at 16, she knew that medicine was her passion. She attended MIT and studied Biology and Political Science, with some engineering classes thrown in the middle, and did...

Shyam grew up in Los Angeles, and completed his undergraduate degree in Neurobiology at Washington University in St. Louis. While at Wash U, he conducted research on the role of serotonin signaling in early brain development, and served on the university’s Board of Trustees. He graduated magna...

A yinzer (Pittsburgher, for those who don’t speak Pittsburghese) born and raised, Sonya is a recent graduate from the University of Pittsburgh. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a BS in Neuroscience and a BA in History and Philosophy of Science as well as minors in Spanish...

Sophia was born in Colorado but grew up in a bicultural household, splitting her time to attend grade school in the United States and in Austria. After graduating high school with an International Baccalaureate diploma, she attended the University of Colorado Boulder on a full merit scholarship...

Born in California, Stacie spent most of her childhood in Taiwan before moving to New Hampshire. Graduating from high school one year early, Stacie attended MIT, where she majored in biology, with minors in music and the brain and cognitive sciences. During her college years, Stacie was an...

Stephanie grew up in a small beach town on Long Island, NY. She moved up to Boston to attend college at MIT, and has been in Boston ever since. At MIT, Stephanie majored in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, and joined a lab where she worked on several Alzheimer’s disease research projects. Stephanie...

Stephen grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where he first discovered his love for teaching as a swim instructor in high school. He stayed in the Midwest to attend the University of Notre Dame on a full scholarship as a Joyce Scholar. There, he earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with...

Suleman has lived in over 15 cities across the world and has found his home in the San Francisco Bay Area. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley in 3 years with a major in integrative biology as departmental valedictorian. Research has been Suleman’s...

Tania was born in Hamburg, Germany to two Cameroonian parents and moved to the Boston area at the age of seven. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in Human Developmental and Regenerative Biology. As an undergraduate, Tania conducted research in cancer biology...

Tara graduated from Harvard College with an AB in Chemical and Physical Biology (this major could also be called “Science”). As an undergraduate, she wrote a thesis describing a novel method of discovering small molecule drugs that target disease-associated proteins, which resulted in two...

Tarun grew up fascinated by the natural world – he would spend hours at the local park in his hometown of McLean, Virginia watching ants crawl on the sidewalk or water babble over stones and wonder how and why they were like that. His intrigue with the world drove him to attend MIT and study...

Taylor is a current fourth year medical school student at University of California San Diego pursuing residency in emergency medicine. She grew up in the San Francisco bay area before attending Harvard University where she graduated with a degree in human developmental and regenerative biology....

Terrance was born in Accra, Ghana and immigrated to Greensboro, NC with his family when he was six. Growing up, he was always interested in science and medicine. At Williams, Terrance conducted an original thesis project exploring the role of inflammation on memory processing in a mouse model....

Tiwa graduated from Yale University with a BS in biomedical engineering with a focus on tissue engineering. As an undergraduate, she volunteered at a soup kitchen, performed cardiac tissue engineering research, built a website aimed at reducing health disparities, sang with a gospel choir,...

Tolu was born in New York City, was raised in North Carolina, and later spent three years living in Qatar during high school. She is currently pursuing her MD/PhD at Columbia University's College of Physician & Surgeons. 

She graduated from Columbia University in 2015 with a B.S. in...

Hailing from Chicago, Tova attended the University of Chicago and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in anthropology. She recently completed her MPhil (with Merit) at the University of Cambridge where she studied Archaeology, with work spanning from theoretical anthropology to archaeobotany....

Tushar originally hails from the great suburbs of Northern Virginia. After a brief stint at a small technical college known as MIT, he graduated with both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in four years. He is currently an M.D./Ph.D. candidate in the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (...

Vera took the roundabout path to medical school -- she served in the U.S. Air Force for 6 years between high school and college. When she started undergraduate coursework at the University of Arizona, her goals were simple: prepare for medical school and survive math! She ended up exceeding her...

Veronica grew up outside of Boston and is all too familiar with New England’s indecisive weather and distinctly passionate sports fans. She graduated from Boston University with a BS in Neuroscience. After college, she worked at Massachusetts General Hospital as a research coordinator on a...

Early in his career, Victor realized that he had just the right amount of interests and professional indecision to remain busy for the rest of his life. Passionate about medicine, public health, and creative writing, Victor spent four years at Howard University jumping between conducting...

Viemma attended Rutgers University-New Brunswick where she received two Bachelor’s degrees: one in Public Health and one in Biological Sciences, summa cum laude. During her time there, she was award membership into the Alpha Epsilon Delta National Prehealth Honor Society and the Eta Sigma Gamma...

Though Vyom was born and spent his early childhood in New Delhi, India, he subsequently spent the majority of my life in central New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University, double majoring in Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Psychology, graduating summa cum laude (4.0 GPA) and Phi Beta...

Weike, pronounced Why-Key, was born in Nanjing, China but spent her childhood in Australia, Canada and America. She is fluent in both Chinese and English. In high school, Weike completed an International Baccalaureate program (scoring 7’s on advanced English, math, chemistry and physics) and...

Will is from the coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, Maine.  He attended Bowdoin College where he graduated with honors in neuroscience. He now works in ophthalmology research at Boston Children’s Hospital where he studies many different forms of pediatric blindness and has co-authored multiple...

Yiping was born in Tangshan, China, but then grew up in seven different places in the United States. Because of this, she’s developed a deep appreciation for community, different cultures, and diverse cuisines. Yiping recently graduated MIT with a degree in Biology. During college, she spent...

Zach is a resident in Internal Medicine at Duke University, where he is part of the Physician Scientist Training Program. He holds his MD and his PhD in Neuroscience from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City where he graduated with Distinction in Research. He completed...

Zeshan is originally from Hyderabad, India, and naturally, he grew up recognizing that Hyderabad biryani is the best dish in the world. After falling in love with research in high school as a Repperger Fellow, Zeshan attended Stanford, where he completed his BS and MS in Computer Science (Award...

Zinan grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and is currently a MD-PhD candidate at Harvard Medical School. He graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University with a BA in chemistry with certificates in neuroscience and global health and health policy. Based on his undergraduate thesis and exceptional...

Zoe grew up in the bustling metropolis of Los Angeles, California. She attended Vassar College  where she graduated after four years with a degree with honors in Science, Technology, and Society.  While at Vassar, Zoe was a member and captain of the Varsity Swim Team for all four years.  She was...