Kruti spent her early childhood in Mumbai, India and Singapore before moving to Wayland, MA, a small town just 30 minutes away from Boston. She graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard College, majoring in molecular and cellular biology with a secondary in computer science. During her college career, she pursued research abroad and after two months in Shanghai, China and two months in Lausanne, Switzerland, discovered her passion for studying the science of cancer and talking with patients with cancer. She wrote her senior thesis in cancer immunology at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute and is currently an M.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School applying to internal medicine residency to ultimately become an oncologist.
Kruti spent much of her time as an undergraduate and medical student focused on tutoring and mentoring. In medical school, Kruti started Harvard Medical School's Peer Advising Liaisons (PALs) program to assign every incoming student a peer mentor. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she led a public health education campaign to disseminate accurate, up-to-date information on social media platforms, collaborating with Harvard hospitals and other graduate schools. These experiences built off her previous undergraduate mentorship and education experiences. She taught science experiments and concepts to 1st – 3rd graders at the John M. Tobin Montessori School in Cambridge, MA and provided peer-tutoring services to her classmates through the Bureau of Study Counsel. She also started the Buddies program at Harvard College to partner Harvard undergraduates with children being treated for cancer at Massachusetts General Hospital. Kruti also directed South Boston Big Sib, a program that partners Harvard undergraduates with children living in underserved housing developments in South Boston to serve as stable role models and mentors, and was a Peer Advising Fellow for freshmen at Harvard College. Kruti especially loves to tutor in biology, chemistry, and math, but enjoys working in all subjects and getting to know her tutees.
Outside of her academics and extracurriculars, Kruti loves to run, eat lots of Moose Tracks ice cream and try out new dessert recipes! She has a 5 month old mini australian shepherd named Nova.