Sanjana is originally from Louisville, KY. Though she has spent the majority of the last 5 years in New England, she is still perplexed by the cold weather. She graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College, studying Molecular and Cellular Biology and Global Health and Health Policy, and was awarded the Sophia Freund Prize. Seeing her grandmother battle chronic kidney failure for years inspired her thesis work on the comparative analysis of single cell sequencing techniques for the study of fibrotic kidney disease, which she worked on as a Harvard-Amgen Scholar and for which she was awarded highest honors. She is currently pursuing an MD at Harvard Medical School.
For the past 3 years, Sanjana has been a part of the course staff of introductory classes in the life and physical sciences. She led office hours, taught discussion sections, and worked one-on-one with students to help them nail concepts and improve their understanding of course material. Her core strengths are in biology, general chemistry, and test preparation for the MCAT. She loves working with students to help them showcase their best selves.
Outside of school, you can usually find her playing soccer with friends, attempting to befriend every dog she passes, and strolling around art museums.