Miriam has held steadfast to her grandfather’s motto “always be curious” ever since she began building Knex roller coasters and reading her math textbooks for fun. Her multidisciplinary interests led her to pursue a joint BA/BS from Stern College for Women, where she studied biochemistry and math, and Columbia University, where she studied biomedical engineering. She graduated summa cum laude from Stern College and her senior capstone project at Columbia earned her and her team first prize in the NIH Design by Biomedical Undergraduate Team (DEBUT) competition. Through conducting independent research projects in immunology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and in biomedical engineering at Columbia University, she developed a passion for tumor immunology and scientific discovery. This, along with her passion for lifelong learning, prompted her to make the short trek to the Upper East Side to pursue a PhD in immunology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is studying the role of the immune system and DNA repair genes in cancer risk and immunotherapy response.
Miriam’s tutoring experiences began with helping her classmates through high school mathematics and chemistry courses and progressed into private math tutoring at all levels. Miriam has considerable experience assisting K-12 students at all levels both privately and semi-privately in their individualized mathematics learning plans. Miriam firmly believes that all students are capable of excelling in math and she strives to instill this belief into her students.
When she is not in the lab or learning something new, Miriam enjoys browsing bookstores, strength training (moderate of course), baking chocolate chip cookies, and beginner ballet classes.