Chewy got her nickname, a harbinger of her future career path, in the sixth grade when a classmate noticed how similar it sounded to her Chinese name (QueYun). Chewy attended Washington University in St. Louis, where she double majored in chemistry and Spanish and was a repeated Dean’s Lister. After four years of living in the midwest, Chewy lived up to her prophetic name and began her journey of becoming a dentist in the Big Apple. She is now a DDS candidate and a member of the Class of 2022 at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine.
Chewy started tutoring over 7 years ago, working with a middle school student and an elementary school student on math. During her time at WashU, she was involved with both the chemistry and Spanish departments, serving as a TA for organic chemistry and department tutor for beginning to intermediate level Spanish. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach Chinese and Spanish to underprivileged middle and high school students for her student group Partners in East St. Louis. Now, as a dental student, Chewy is also enjoys helping others prepare for the DAT and apply to dental school.
When she is not studying or drilling fake teeth, Chewy enjoys long strolls in Central Park, food-crawls in Chinatown, and (window) shopping in Soho.