Emma grew up in the suburbs of northern New Jersey in the shadow of New York City. She didn’t stray far when she attended Columbia University for college, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Neuroscience and Behavior. After graduation, Emma worked for two years in the fast-paced world of stroke clinical research at Columbia University Medical Center. She is currently an MD candidate at Harvard Medical School, and is spending a year doing clinical research with a fellowship granted by the McCance Center for Brain Health at the Massachusetts General Hospital.
Emma first became interested in education after college, when she taught didactic sessions for undergraduate research volunteers and mentored them through the ups and downs of the pre-med and medical school application process. Since then, she has experience tutoring students at Harvard Medical School. Additionally, she has taught courses as part of HMS’s preclinical curriculum and is working to create and teach a student-led clinical review curriculum. Her strengths include biology, chemistry, AP exams, and expository writing, as well as pre-med and medical school topics. Emma delights in helping students discover their stories and refine their narratives by coaching them through the college and medical school admissions processes.
Outside of the hospital, Emma can be found reading, running, strolling through art museums, or scouring for records to add to her collection.