Claire D.


Claire was born and grew up in Berkeley, CA where she developed a lifelong love of exploration and science. In 2014, she received her B.S. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology from Yale University, with distinction in vector-borne diseases.

Following graduation, Claire became a Charles P. Howland Fellow and spent ten months living in Malawi conducting field research on malaria during pregnancy in adolescent women. Claire’s wet laboratory research includes natural product development with Yale’s Biochemistry and Ecology Departments, and mitochondrial antioxidant research with the Pathology Department at Yale’s School of Medicine. Claire is a four-time recipient of Yale’s Ellen R. Marshall Scholarship for women in science and music, and has worked as an editor with Yale’s Oral History of American Music Library, credited in The Complete Copland.

Claire has tutored students of all ages in many subjects, including chemistry, biology, physics, grammar, and writing, with expertise in turning these skillsets into test-taking ease. Claire is currently a third-year medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, but when not studying or playing Sporcle, she can be found singing, juggling on a unicycle, reading, or waterskiing. Claire looks forward to working with you! 

Education & Qualifications
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, MD 
  • Yale University, BS in Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • English and Literature
  • Physics