When Mugdha was nine years old, she successfully attempted her first surgery—on a beloved teddy bear who desperately needed a re-stuffing. Since then, she hasn’t looked back. She is an M.D. candidate at Harvard Medical School (Class of 2022) with a passion for public health and women’s health. Mugdha completed both a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience (Science and Technology Honors) and a Masters of Public Health (concentration in Health Behavior) in 2018 with a GPA of 4.0 in both degrees. She was awarded the Outstanding Woman Award, Outstanding Neuroscience Student Award, and Outstanding Student- College of Arts and Sciences Award at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She spent three years working in a behavioral neurobiology lab studying circadian rhythms, but also spent an ample amount of time working in health policy advocacy and student government. Mugdha served as the student body president of her undergraduate institution and developed a passion for campus leadership and service.
Her academic areas of interest include health behavior, public health, psychology, and neuroscience. Her core strength lies in college and graduate/professional school application and interview preparation. She served as an interviewer and admissions committee member for the Science and Technology Honors Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for two years and has read countless undergraduate and medical school application essays. She is particularly interested in helping students tell their stories on paper—she enjoys “putting the pieces together” into a cohesive essay or personal statement. Mugdha has has served in both formal mentorship and teaching assistant roles for a wide age range of students (from elementary school to undergrad).
In her spare time, she loves cooking, listening to NPR podcasts, and exploring great places to eat in Boston.