Shefali was born in New Delhi, India and grew up in southeastern Michigan. In 2017, she graduated from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (Go Blue!) with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies, focusing on Global Environment and Health, and Spanish Language and Culture. Shefali received Highest Honors for her thesis focusing on environmental migration; she was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa and nominated for an MLK Spirit Award. Currently, she is a medical student at New York University. She is interested in both infectious disease and environmental health and is planning to pursue a career in health policy.
As an undergrad, Shefali loved working as a Peer Academic Success Specialist for the Residence Hall Association at UMich and as a chemistry, Spanish and physics tutor. Additionally, inspired by the diversity of Ann Arbor, she interned as a student-teacher at Jewish Family Services through the English as a Second Language program. At Cambridge Coaching, Shefali supports students on a range of academic subjects, ESL, and the MCAT.
Having lived in the diverse communities of Dearborn and Troy, and now New York, Shefali is always excited to learn about different languages, cultures, and food. She is inspired by students who push her to become a better teacher.