Angela P.


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 and health services for immigrant groups in Philadelphia. After UPenn, Angela earned an MSc in Medical Anthropology at Durham University in the UK on a Thouron Fellowship. Her dissertation fieldwork was with the transgender community of Amsterdam, focusing on experiences of medical and surgical transition and experimental methodologies in the social sciences. She went on to do research in quality improvement and patient safety in the department of anesthesiology and critical care at UPenn while applying to medical school. Her PhD is in sociocultural anthropology, with a focus on experiences of hospital intensive care and recovery. 

Angela has tutored and mentored students for over a decade on a variety of topics, from statistics to college applications. Her style is highly collaborative and adaptive; she takes great joy in learning about students and what makes them tick. With Cambridge Coaching, she tutors biology, chemistry, physics, sociology, statistics, and anthropology, in addition to supporting applicants to medical or graduate school, MD-PhD applicants, and those who are otherwise writing personal statements or academic papers.

In her free time, Angela enjoys cycling, live music, craft beer, and belly laughs.

Education & Qualifications
  • University of Pennsylvania, PhD Candidate in Anthropology
  • Harvard Medical School, MD Candidate
  • Durham University, MSc in Medical Anthropology
  • University of Pennsylvania, BA in Modern Middle Eastern Studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • History
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • MD admissions