Avani grew up in Minnesota and attended the University of Pittsburgh for undergraduate, where she was a Chancellor’s Scholar and graduated summa cum laude with a BPhil in Neuroscience and minor in Spanish. While at the University of Pittsburgh, she co-founded a chapter of a non-profit organization focused on education in India, served as a medical Spanish interpreter, completed an Honors thesis in Psycholinguistics/Neuroscience research, and studied abroad in Spain and Austria. Avani is currently a medical student at New York University, where she has helped establish a student-run asylum clinic, volunteers with the free clinic, and has been heavily involved in research across many fields, including Population Health.
Avani’s interest in teaching began in high school after she spent a summer teaching English to students in India. As an undergraduate, Avani tutored middle-school students and was a TA for Functional Neuroanatomy and Organic Chemistry courses. Avani provided mentorship to pre-medical students through the University of Pittsburgh Honors College and now serves as a peer mentor to her fellow first, second, and third year medical students at NYU. At Cambridge Coaching, Avani’s core strengths include MCAT test preparation and medical school admissions coaching. She believes that every student has a unique story and set of strengths that can be highlighted and utilized when developing a personal narrative during the medical school application process.
During her free time, Avani enjoys exploring different restaurants and cafes in New York City, trying new fitness classes, and learning new languages.