Susannah holds a BA in the History of Art and Architecture from Harvard, where she received the Thomas Wood Award for the student who holds the best promise in the field of journalism, and an MA in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute in London. She spent several years working in TV, film, and commercials before deciding to pursue medicine. After completing a premed postbac program—during which she fell head-over-heels in love with science—Susannah spent a year working on hypertension projects at a federally qualified health center in Washington State and teaching mindfulness and resilience skills for a research study at a children’s hospital. She now attends medical school at the University of Pennsylvania as the recipient of a 21st Century Scholarship.
Susannah has tutored since high school in a number of different settings. She received perfect scores on three out of four sections of the MCAT and was surprised to discover how much she came to enjoy the studying process. Her tutoring style centers around building confidence, finding strategies that work for each student’s individual learning style, and making studying not just tolerable but genuinely fun. As a lifelong lover of words, she particularly enjoys discussing tricks for breaking down tricky passages and working on the CARS section. She also adores working with med school applicants as an admissions coach; she’s excited about helping students, especially those who’ve taken unusual paths to medical school, develop their own narratives and find schools that are ideal fits for them.
In her spare time, Susannah loves to read, write, backpack, climb, dance, eat dessert, and spend time with her dog (Vincent, a Shetland Sheepdog-Chihuahua mix).