Abigail grew up in the Midwest and made the big move to New York City to attend Barnard College of Columbia University. In undergrad, she majored in Spanish and Latin American Cultures with a specialization in Public Health. Additionally, she completed a minor in Chemistry after falling in love with organic chemistry, leading her to tutor and pursue research in the field. She graduated summa cum laude, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. Her passion for teaching started when she began tutoring first-year college students in general chemistry, breaking down the fundamentals and building students’ problem-solving skills. She went on to tutor organic chemistry, biology, physics, and biochemistry to college students, along with serving as an organic chemistry laboratory TA for several years.
She now attends Harvard Medical School, where she continues to tutor pre-medical students in her free time. In medicine, she is interested in pediatrics and oncology, and plans to pursue a career that combines social research and clinical practice. She conducts research at Boston Children’s Hospital and MGB that examines the impact of the social determinants of health on the experiences of pediatric cancer patients. She also serves as an Education Representative for her society at HMS and volunteers with the Pediatric Dermatology Student-Run Clinic, working with Spanish-speaking patients.
Outside of school, Abigail runs marathons (most recently the virtual NYC 2020 marathon!) and bakes vegan desserts. She also enjoys hiking and spinning at B/Spoke, and, of course, watching a new Netflix series on rest days.