Bailey

Bio

Bailey grew up in the middle-of-nowhere Washington State and has been searching for mountains to rival the Cascades ever since she moved out to Massachusetts (where, let’s be honest, there are large hills at best). She came to New England to play ice hockey at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where between early morning practices and long road trips she also got a B.S. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and a B.S. in Chemistry. Her passion for research and teaching in the Chemistry Department led her to receive the Departmental Award two years in a row. She graduated with the 21st Century Leader award from UMass and was summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. Despite missing her mountains, she followed her passion for medicine and science to Boston where she’s working on an M.D. at the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology (HST) Program.

Bailey previously worked as a tutor for UMass athletes where she handled a broad range of students and worked with them to most efficiently improve their content knowledge and studying habits to keep up with busy practice schedules. She also worked as a TA in biochemistry and organic chemistry courses where she stubbornly (and even successfully at times!) convinced students that chemistry could be a fun subject. She is passionate about helping students find meaning in the material that not only gets them through the next exam, but also helps them find genuine excitement in the work. She also worked as the Training Officer for the AFD Student Force and, while your midterm likely won’t involve a firefighting component, she can tell you some great stories about the mishaps of teaching probationary firefighters how to get someone down a ladder.

When she’s not in class or in lab, she still likes to play hockey so that she can pretend she’s not completely washed up. She can also be found re-watching Friends or Parks and Rec while drinking absurd amounts of tea.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School, MD Candidate in Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology
  • UMass Amherst, BS in Chemistry, BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Specialties
  • MCAT
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
Testimonials
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Bailey had really funny ways of remembering difficult topics. She made slide shows ahead of time to help me understand topics that I struggled with. She was really relatable and used her own wisdom from her experiences studying to provide me with as many resources as possible. I was very anxious about the test, and she really helped boost my confidence. I almost burnt myself out. Bailey recognized and actually told me to back off a bit which really helped my last practice test and helped me walk into the exam with confidence. She was fabulous."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Caitlin, MCAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Bailey was awesome. Bailey went above and beyond as a tutor. I can’t think of a time where I had a more sincere tutor, including words of encouragement and support which really helped in not a great time."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Mahesh, Anatomy)