Muriel was born in Montreal and moved to the historic town of Lexington, Massachusetts where she lived until the end of high school. She attended Middlebury College and majored in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry with a minor in Global Health. Since sophomore year she pursued independent research in a developmental and reproductive biology lab to investigate how specific environmental toxicants affect cells within the bovine ovary, which have implications for reproduction and fertility. This resulted in a publication in 2018 titled ‘The impact of Bisphenol-S on bovine granulosa and theca cells’. She will attend New York University School of Medicine in Fall 2019 following a gap year to intensely pursue some of her other interests.
As one of the senior members in her research lab, she gained experience mentoring younger students. Muriel loves teaching and advising, especially in areas in which she has excelled. Her strengths include biology, the MCAT (525), and medical school admissions.
In her spare time, Muriel enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, dancing, rock-climbing, and reading. She loves meeting new people as well and has started to explore her interest in cooking. She is half-Chinese/half-French Canadian and can speak both Chinese and French!