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 at Dartmouth was “Telling Stories for Social Change,” a course that brought students into discussion with inmates at a correctional facility once a week. In her free time, Anna enjoyed teaching climbing classes for students and working for the Office of Sustainability. After college, Anna worked in the Bronx as a foster care caseworker for the Children’s Aid Society for two years. Anna attended Harvard Medical School, and is excited to be moving back to the west coast, to complete her residency at the University of Washington for internal medicine primary care.
Anna tutored throughout high school and college, working with students of all ages and from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. She has always loved the one-on-one relationship of tutoring and the opportunity to deepen a student’s self-efficacy and self-confidence through learning. She has also enjoyed some unique group teaching experiences, such as teaching kids about environmental sustainability on a waste vegetable oil-powered bus that Anna and fellow students drove across the country in summer 2012. In her first year of medical school, she taught sex ed in a local public middle school in Boston. Her tutoring strengths include biology, chemistry, mathematics, Spanish, and test preparation for the MCAT and SAT. She also enjoys both college and medical school admissions coaching.
Outside of her studies, Anna can be found rock climbing, hiking, and cooking with friends.