A Connecticut native, Chelsea spent her first two years of college in California as a Neuroscience major at the University of Southern California before transferring to Yale College during her junior year (a decision that baffled many a sun-deprived Yalie). She graduated from Yale in 2015 Phi Beta Kappa,magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in History of Science, Medicine and Public Health and a 3.97/4.0 cumulative GPA. Chelsea is passionate about women’s health, and has traveled all around the world conducting public health research on topics related to maternal health and infectious disease. She has also interned for numerous non-profits geared towards reproductive and maternal healthcare, including Planned Parenthood in the USA and BRAC in Bangladesh. She is a published scientific author and has won numerous competitive fellowships for her research, most recently including a Fulbright Research Scholarship to Malaysia, where she spent a year studying maternal influenza infection. Currently, Chelsea is pursuing her joint passions for global public health and medicine as an MD-PhD Candidate in Population Health Sciences at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Chelsea greatly enjoys mentoring students through the college, medical school, and fellowship application processes, and her previous experience as an alumni interviewer for Yale College has given her insight into what admissions committees for “elite” colleges look for in an applicant. She has tutored students in a variety of subjects from English to Organic Chemistry, and also has experience as an MCAT preparatory course instructor for Examkrackers. Chelsea believes in the importance of individualized and creative approaches to learning, and works hard to adapt proven test-taking strategies and study habits to each individual student.