Arielle grew up in various parts of Texas and California before moving to New York City for college. She attended Columbia University, where she majored in biology. While she started out as an environmental science major, she couldn’t resist the humanism of medicine, and ended up studying biology as part of a pre-medical curriculum. Prior to matriculating to medical school, she worked in a research lab studying the genetic underpinnings of chronic kidney diseases. She stayed in New York City to pursue her MD at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Arielle has completed her major clinical year of medical school (and a few more multiple choice exams along the way) and aims to bring the enrichment of her clinical experiences to fellow learners who may be learning math and science or preparing for the MCAT exam in hopes of pursuing a career in clinical medicine.
With six younger siblings, Arielle has been tutoring and teaching in some capacity since her childhood, but she really picked up the pace in college. Her teaching experiences include teaching high school health classes, teaching high school biomedical after-school programs, running MCAT prep sessions for graduate school applicants, and serving as a teaching assistant for college level courses, such as physiology, and medical school courses, such as anatomy. In addition, she has experience tutoring and mentoring individual students in various science subjects. Arielle genuinely enjoys working with learners of various ages and helping them aim for success in whatever their future goals may be. In particular, she remembers how stressful studying for the MCAT can be and enjoys helping learners work through the frustrations and challenges of the exam to achieve their goals.
Outside of her love of science and medicine, she loves reading fiction and biking across all five boroughs of New York City.