Though Vyom was born and spent his early childhood in New Delhi, India, he subsequently spent the majority of my life in central New Jersey. He attended Rutgers University, double majoring in Cell Biology, Neuroscience and Psychology, graduating summa cum laude (4.0 GPA) and Phi Beta Kappa. His thesis on the effects of childhood trauma on distress tolerance later in life was awarded the Phillips Award for Outstanding Thesis Proposal, the Charles Flaherty Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, and the Henry Rutgers Scholars Award. He is currently an MD candidate at NYU School of Medicine with a strong interest in global health and medical education.
He has also been interested in education. In high school, he taught mathematics and English at the New Oriental Education Center to classes of second graders and seventh and eighth graders. He continued to teach at Rutgers University through the First-Year Interest Group Seminar program, developing and teaching a ten-week, accredited course in Exploring Health and Medicine to first year students. In addition, while at Rutgers, he served as a peer instructor for genetics for the Office for Diversity and Academic Success in the Sciences and for research practices for the Aresty Undergraduate Research Center. His strengths include test preparation for the MCAT (525) and coaching individuals through the medical admissions process.
When not studying, Vyom enjoys exploring the city, especially finding new and interesting restaurants and cuisines. His other interests include cooking, hiking and, most recently, Dungeons and Dragons.