Meera grew up in Berkeley, California, hiking in the mountains and swimming in the Pacific. She studied biology as part of the honors program at the University of Chicago, where she wrote her thesis on fly ovary development and developed a love of teaching through her work as a teaching assistant in the biology department and sexual health educator at a local youth program. After graduating, she completed a two-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health, where she published her work on the use of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing in malaria parasites. Meera will begin medical school at UCSF in August.
Meera scored on the 100th percentile on the MCAT and gained experience as an online MCAT tutor with Next Step Test Prep. At Cambridge Coaching, Meera continues to work with students on all sections of the MCAT. She believes that a great MCAT tutor provides structure and accountability in addition to content and strategy, and she likes to start all of her students off with an individualized study plan. Meera has successfully worked with students of all ages and academic backgrounds, from those still in college to those who have been out of school and working full-time for many years. She also loves assisting students through the medical school admissions process, from reflecting on a student’s experiences to create a coherent and compelling application, to building a school list, to preparing for interviews.
When she’s not in the library or lab, Meera can be found at the pottery studio, hiking and scuba diving, or hosting a dinner party.