Kimberley Y.


Kimberley’s scientific and medical interests began in high school when she studied inflammatory pathways involved in frontotemporal dementia through lab-based methods. She graduated magna cum laude with Highest Honors from Harvard College in 2017 with a major in molecular and cellular biology and a minor in computer science, and she was a Rhodes Scholarship Finalist. Alongside her college studies, she conducted computational biology research at MIT on the regulation of RNA splicing during the innate immune response, writing a senior thesis that received Highest Honors. After college, she spent a year working at a Boston startup as a Computational Geneticist. She currently attends the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where she continues to research immunologically-mediated diseases.

Kimberley’s subject specialties include biology, statistics, computer science, chemistry, physics, reading comprehension, and Mandarin Chinese. She scored in the 100th percentile on the MCAT and has interviewed students for admission to Penn Med. Kimberley has also advised high school students on college admissions and test prep, having been accepted to Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and MIT, and scoring above the 99th percentile on both the SAT and ACT.

Outside her studies, Kimberley loves growing plants, advocating for environmental sustainability, painting, badminton, and watching Chinese TV.

Education & Qualifications
  • The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, MD Candidate
  • Harvard College, BA in Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • MCAT
  • MD Admissions
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Statistics & Probability
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • SAT
  • ACT