Chemistry

Chemistry is one of our most popular subjects and we have helped countless students conquer chemistry. Our chemistry tutors are doctoral candidates and PhDs. Our team also includes MD candidates, MDs, and MD-PhDs. Most of our tutors have served as teaching assistants for hundreds of undergraduates, many of whom are encountering chemistry for the first time. Our tutors can work with students of all ages to deepen their study of chemistry at any level.

Many of our tutors specialize in teaching introductory courses, and making chemistry accessible to their students. Others specialize in preparing students for standardized tests such as the Chemistry SAT II, AP, or GRE, as well as the MCAT. We have access to the standard text books, and many of our students choose to work with a tutor in advance of, or concurrent with, challenging high school or college chemistry classes. We can easily combine chemistry tutoring with tutoring in biology, physics, and mathematics. We do our best to match students with tutors who are most appropriate to their level and learning style.

In all tutorials, we take a highly structured and personalized approach to ensure that our students receive the most effective and comprehensive tutoring available.

Popular Subjects: General Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry
Tests: AP Chemistry, SAT II Chemistry, Chemistry GRE Subject Test, MCAT Physical Sciences (general chemistry) and Biological Sciences (organic chemistry) sections

Chemistry Tutors

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 was raised in Boston and went to college at Brandeis University in Boston, where he studied Biochemistry. After college, Adam attended graduate school at the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), where he studied Biomedical Sciences. Adam currently works as an analyst at a Cambridge-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

Antonio was born in Los Angeles, CA. From an early age, he showed an affinity for mathematics, teaching himself calculus at the age of 13. After reading Stephen Hawking’s “The Universe in a Nutshell” and “A Brief History of Time”, he became fascinated by physics. In 2008, he entered Columbia’s...

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...

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....

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...

Ben is currently a dentist-in-training at Columbia University and commissioned officer in the United States Air Force. He was born and raised in small town Jersey close to the shore before heading down south for college. Ben graduated from Duke University with a BS in Evolutionary Anthropology...

Bliss was born in Montgomery, Alabama three minutes ahead of his twin brother Bright. Although entering college with 65 AP credits, he decided to enjoy a full four years double majoring in Biochemistry and Biology on full scholarship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Bliss conducted...

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...

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...

Carlos grew up in Leon, Mexico. Since he was young, Carlos has always been fascinated by science. When he was 12, he migrated with his family to Los Angeles. He graduated in the top 5% of his class and moved to upstate New York to pursue undergraduate studies at Hamilton College. He is currently...

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 grew up in London and moved to Connecticut for high school. Although she’s lived in the US for close to 14 years now, people still question her unique transatlantic accent. Caroline attended Washington University in St. Louis and graduated Magna Cum Laude with her M.S. in Mechanical...

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 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....

A Connecticut native, Chelsea spent her first two years of college in California as a Neuroscience major at the University of Southern California before transferring to Yale College during her junior year (a decision that baffled many a sun-deprived Yalie). She graduated from Yale in 2015 Phi...

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.

While at...

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...

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...

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...

Corinne grew up in a small, rural town in Maine and left it for the "big" city of Boston to go to college. She earned her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering with a focus in biology from MIT. While at MIT, Corinne received several fellowships to do research abroad, including in...

Daljit is originally from Leeds, U.K. He is an avid Manchester United fan which is not a cool thing being from Leeds! Daljit graduated from Nottingham Trent University with an MChem in Medicinal Chemistry. After spending a grueling four years at the University of Warwick, he completed a PhD...

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 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....

Dana attended Middlebury College and majored in Neuroscience, graduating Phi Beta Kappa and valedictorian of the class of 2013. One of Dana’s favorite classes at Middlebury was “Philosophies of Mind”, a course that brings neuroscience and philosophy students together to read and debate...

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...

Danielle grew up in Northern New Jersey where she attended a science and technology high school. She then continued her studies at Cornell University, earning a degree in chemical and biomolecular engineering and a minor in business. At Cornell, Danielle was the Chemistry Team Lead for the twice...

David has always been fascinated by strategy and logic. When he was six, his family went on a vacation to Florida and he spent the entire trip studying chess openings on the beach. David studied chemical engineering at Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he was on the Dean’s List multiple...

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...

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...

Born in Albania, Dori grew up in Wolcott, Connecticut. He graduated salutatorian from Wolcott High School where he developed his love of scientific discovery through recreating famous physics experiments and participating in FIRST Robotics. Dori graduated from California Institute of Technology...

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...

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...

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...

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 was a Criminology major at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and is currently a medical student in New York City. In medical school, Emily has been highly involved in clinical research with multiple first-author papers in peer-reviewed medical...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Born in NYC and raised in Los Angeles, Fatimatou (Fatima) embodies a little bit of both cities and you would be hard pressed to make her choose one. Fatima attended Columbia University where she was pre-med and studied Chemistry and Hispanic Studies. She was the 2015 Baccalaureate Speaker and...

Gabe holds a degree in Molecular Biology from Princeton University and an MD from New York University 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 then went...

Gil

Gil grew up in Brooklyn and graduated Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, where he did organic chemistry research, tutored undergraduates in chemistry and volunteered tutoring local high school students in math. After traveling in Asia for a year, Gil attended Columbia...

Born in China, Gordon spent a good chunk of his childhood in chilly Canada before finally settling down in sunny Southern California. Brought up in a family of healthcare professionals, Gordon naturally became interested in science from a young age. It wasn’t until his first experience shadowing...

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...

Graham is an MD MBA student at Vanderbilt University and Harvard University. He graduated from Harvard Business School in May 2018 and will be applying for a medical Residency this fall. Prior to his postgraduate studies, Graham graduated from MIT in 2012 as member of the Tau Beta Pi Honor...

Haziq grew up in San Jose, California. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University in three years with a degree in molecular and cell biology (Phi Beta Kappa). After college, Haziq lived in Bilbao, Spain for one year as a Fulbright Scholar, where he conducted research on cholesterol disease....

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...

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...

Originally from the Upper West Side of Manhattan, Isaac is happy to be back in New York. 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 studies. Throughout...

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...

Jacob is the only student ever to have graduated Columbia University with a double Major in Playwriting and Astrophysics. In high school, Jacob was a science nerd, taking college classes in multivariable calculus and quantum mechanics as well as scoring a 5 on 10 different AP tests. At Columbia...

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,...

Jason graduated from Cornell University where, among less important things, he learned how to snowboard (winters seem to last nine months up in Ithaca) and how to hike through gorges (in the three months that remained). He graduated summa cum laude with a BS in civil engineering and an MEng 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...

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....

Joanna attended Wesleyan University; in 2018, she earned her BA with high honors in chemistry and mathematics. She now attends Northwestern University and is pursuing a PhD in chemistry. Joanna is specifically studying topics in organic, polymer chemistry.

Though she spent most of her...

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 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...

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...

Jonathan was born in Ontario, but moved to Miami, Florida when he was just one-year-old. He attended the University of Florida where he majored in health science and graduated summa cum laude. Fascinated by the sciences and teeth, Jonathan decided to pursue a career in dentistry and is a current...

Jose is originally from Cartagena, a ‘heroic’ city in the Caribbean coast of Colombia. At age ten, Jose moved with his family to South Florida where he graduated high school from American Heritage School in 2007. Jose attended Northeastern University on a full tuition scholarship where he...

Josie grew up in the woods of Vermont before attending Amherst College, where she majored in Economics and Environmental Studies and graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She was awarded the James R. Nelson Prize for her health economics senior thesis. While at Amherst, she played for...

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...

Karen graduated from high school as a National AP Scholar after passing eleven AP exams with mostly 5’s. At Clarkson University, she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Political Science. She was recognized for her impact on campus through her...

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...

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...

Born and raised in New York City, Kenneth is a huge Yankees fan and has maintained it despite living in rival Boston. He came to Boston to attend Harvard for his undergraduate and graduated magna cum laude with highest honors in Chemistry and Physics with a secondary in Statistics. He was...

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...

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...

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...

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....

Lucas is originally from São Paulo, Brazil, where he learned to appreciate soccer, Bossa Nova, and Brazilian Churrasco!...

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...

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...

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...

Margaret is currently a fourth year student at Harvard Medical School, and will be graduating in 2019. She graduated with distinction in 2013 from Stanford University with a B.A. in Human Biology and Honors in Ethics. She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa upon graduation and honored with a...

Marilyn remembers watching athletes compete for medals in the 2004 Olympics. At that time, she was teaching herself new ways to solve kinetics problems, easy ways to calculate the equivalence point, and how to know if a system is at equilibrium. In the past 12 years, Marilyn has continued to be...

Mark grew up in the quaint countryside of Northeast Tennessee. He attended Duke University for college, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and studied Public Policy Studies with a focus on public health policy and health disparities. He received minors in Chemistry and Biology. Mark...

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...

Mary is originally from Kenosha,Wisconsin. She attended Dartmouth College where she majored in Biology with a concentration in Genetics and minored in Theater. After college, she was selected as a Richard D. Lombard Public Service Fellow and spent a year working with a non-profit organization...

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...

Megan is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and moved to the US when she was 10. Megan attended Dartmouth and graduated cum laude with a degree in Biology; she also received an Academic Citation for Excellence in developmental biology, the HHMI Undergraduate Fellowship for research, and James O...

Melaku is originally from Ethiopia and moved to Portland, OR in 2009. After finishing up high school in Portland, Melaku matriculated to Johns Hopkins University on a full ride as a Gates Millennium Scholar. He completed his degrees in Molecular & Cell Biology and Neuroscience in May 2017...

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...

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 currently is a PhD candidate...

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...

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...

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...

As a student at Yale, Nate spent a disproportionate amount of time playing with dogs. Well, technically it was his job. Nate studied Cognitive Science as an undergrad, focusing on how non-human animals process information without grammatical language. One summer, Nate took a break from dogs,...

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...

Nicholas graduated from California Institute of Technology where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics. Nicholas grew up in Tampa, Florida where he graduated first in his high school class. During high school he completed the mathematics curriculum for a B.A. in Mathematics at the University of South...

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...

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...

Paul grew up in a suburb of Philadelphia in a house that contained twice as many musical instruments as people. After leaving high school a year early, he attended the University of Pennsylvania (go Quakers!) where he majored in mathematics. He was on Dean's List all 4 years, elected a member of...

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...

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Pete was born and raised in the Bay Area of California, and now spends his time developing next-generation robots as a PhD student in Computer Science at MIT. Before MIT, Pete did his undergraduate degree at Princeton (Phi Beta Kappa), where he majored in Chemistry and won the Shapiro Prize for...

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.

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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 was born in Chicago, but grew up mostly in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan and graduated with a BA from the Psychology Honors program. After college, Rachel moved to Tanzania, East Africa for a year, where she worked as the office manager at a primary school...

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...

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...

Rouzbeh is an MD graduate and Certified Neurosurgeon, currently working as a Research Fellow at Harvard. During his education, he has always been among the top ranked students and has won many awards as well; his most notable achievements are the 10th rank among ~450,000 students for the...

Sam grew up in the Boston area and has not been able to escape for long, as he is currently a Harvard Medical School candidate. In between, he went to Cornell and majored in Philosophy and Neurobiology, thereby focusing on topics from the neck up. He wrote his thesis on the molecular biology of...

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...

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...

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...

Sherman grew up in the Washington D.C. area performing biomedical research at the NIH and attending computer science magnet programs. He then left for sunny California to attend Stanford where he earned a B.S. in Computer Science and M.S. in Management Science & Engineering. Inspired by his...

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 grew up in Westchester, NY, about an hour north of Manhattan. She attended New York University where she focused on pre-med studies and and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Economics.  Sophia particularly enjoyed her thesis work on the effect of healthcare...

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...

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...

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 (...

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...

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...

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...

Originally from Long Island (pronounced LON-GHI-LAND), Zach has been in a New York State of Mind since his birth. He attended Cornell University as a Hunter R. Rawlings III Cornell Presidential Research Scholar where he majored in Biology and Society in the College of Human Ecology. After...

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...

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...

Zoe was born in New York City and grew up in Westport, CT. She attended Columbia University, where she graduated cum laude from Columbia College in 2012 with a BA in Biophysics and a concentration in Philosophy. Zoe then went on to earn an MD/MBA dual degree from Columbia University’s College of...