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 theater productions. She was accepted into MIT’s Burchard Scholars program and MIT’s Arts Scholars program where she had opportunities to meet other students with similar interests. She graduated with a 5.0/5.0 GPA and Phi Beta Kappa with a double major in Brain & Cognitive Sciences and Theater Arts. Currently a medical student at Harvard Medical School, she continues to stay involved with science and the arts.
Abra first started tutoring other students in high school, when she helped her friends with math and science courses. In college, she was a teaching assistant for MIT’s Introduction to Programming in Python course for many semesters and also for a neural computation course. In medical school, she mentors and tutors sixth graders in Mission Hill. She loves helping others in stressful times – especially during college and medical school admissions processes.
Outside of class, Abra loves to sing, see theater, eat, play board games, and explore new neighbourhoods.