Abby was born and raised on the beautiful, seemingly endless plains of North Dakota. The stunning views and open air enticed her to stay and attend the University of North Dakota, where she spent her undergraduate years working on a variety of biomedical engineering projects before graduating summa cum laude with a BS in Electrical Engineering. Her research led to an appointment as an NIH-funded MARC U-STAR scholar, and her work was recognized with a Freeman Innovation Award. One of her greatest learning experiences occurred while conducting translational research, where she discovered her deep passion for clinical practice and patient education. This ultimately led to her pursuit of an MD at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology Program.
Abby has been tutoring throughout her high school and undergraduate years. She has worked with students of a wide variety of backgrounds, including ESL learners and students with learning deficiencies (attention-deficit disorders, dyslexia, etc). Her favorite subjects to teach are anatomy, biology, engineering, and chemistry, in addition to the MCAT.
Outside of studying and research, Abby enjoys hiking, swing dancing, weightlifting, and quilting.