Hema grew up in sweet home Alabama and loves biscuits, iced tea, and the Crimson Tide. She attended the University of Richmond, where she obtained a BS in biology with honors and graduated summa cum laude with a GPA of 4.0. While in college, Hema was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and received numerous accolades, including the Mace Award, given to the most outstanding member of the graduating class, and the Epps Award, given to the student with the highest GPA in the graduating class. Hema is currently a medical student at Harvard Medical School, where she is pursuing her interests in public health and preventive care.
Hema has had the joy of tutoring students in chemistry, writing, and the MCAT for several years. While Hema was in college, several of her teachers recognized that she had a good grasp of class material while also being empathetic and patient, and therefore recommended that she begin working as a tutor. She has been enjoying the meaningful connections she makes while tutoring ever since. Hema scored in the 100th percentile on the 2016 MCAT and enjoys sharing with other students the strategies that she used to prepare for the exam and apply to medical school.
When not studying for medical school exams, Hema loves drinking coffee, eating tofu pad thai, and enjoying sunshine by the beautiful Charles River.