Emily originally hails from the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area and grew up in an engineering family while surrounded by tech behemoths like Google, Facebook, and Apple. A lifelong fan of the California Golden Bears, she attended the University of California, Berkeley, where she largely avoided the tech industry and decided instead to double major in Molecular & Cell Biology (Immunology & Pathogenesis emphasis) and Business Administration (Haas School of Business). She found the perfect intersection of her interests by working in healthcare strategy consulting after graduation. Having spent 23 sunny years in California, she packed up her bags, bought a winter coat, and fulfilled her lifelong dream to move to New York City. She is currently an MD candidate at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, and is preparing to pursue dual MD/MBA degrees.
Emily has tutored for several years, including helping teach free SAT classes to low-income high school students. While at UC Berkeley, she worked at the Career Center as a Pre-Health Peer Advisor for two years, counseling students on classes, extracurriculars, letters of recommendation, and navigating the complex application processes for different health professions schools. After taking the SAT, MCAT, and GMAT, she is excited to share her standardized test taking strategies and help students from a range of backgrounds to get through difficult content, dense passages, and test anxiety.
In her free time, Emily is often exploring the New York food scene, expanding her graphic design portfolio, and getting overly competitive while playing board games with her friends.