Kruti is from Wayland, MA, a small town just 30 minutes away from Boston, but was born in India and lived in Singapore for five years. In May of 2017, she graduated magna cum laude with highest honors from Harvard, majoring in molecular and cellular biology, with a secondary in computer science. Her curiosity and propensity to ask a lot of questions led her into pursuing research abroad during her time in college. She spent two months in Shanghai conducting biochemistry research, two months in Switzerland studying lymphatics, and ultimately wrote her senior thesis in cancer immunology at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute. She is currently a first-year M.D. student at Harvard Medical School.
Kruti spent much of her time as an undergrad focused on tutoring and mentoring. She volunteered with ExperiMentors, through which 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. In addition, she served as a director and mentor of 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!