Sarah Q.


As a native of central Jersey, Sarah always envisioned some day living in New York City. Igniting by the energy of the city and eclectic curriculum of its Core, she applied early decision to Columbia University. She graduated magna cum laude with a major in Neuroscience and Behavior and a 3.9/4.3 GPA. There, she spent her time indulging in the food, music and museums NYC has to offer, alongside exercising and managing pre-med courses. After college, she attended Harvard Medical School, where she was awarded a Howard Hughes Summer Medical Fellowship for her research on the genetic basis of congenital eye disorders. After getting hooked by the immunology of skin diseases, she decided to pursue a career in dermatology.

Teaching is not only a passion for Sarah, but also a method of self-reflection. In college she taught reading comprehension and writing for the GED to adults in the Harlem community. She also created an innovative and interactive public health curriculum for high school students from underserved areas of New York City, which she taught for two years while at Columbia. At Harvard, she tutored for the MCAT, Step 2 CS, and Step 2 CK. Through teaching, she learns how to concisely tackle difficult concepts, add creativity to dry material, and overcome challenges in learning.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys running and cross-training with yoga, pilates, spin and strength-training. On days that deserve rewarding (which come more often than not), she goes out to eat with friends. She also watches reality TV shows guilt-free and takes road-trips with her husband. 

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard Medical School, MD
  • Columbia University, BA in Neuroscience and Behavior (magna cum laude)
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Creative Writing
  • Expository Writing
  • Admissions Coaching (College, MD)