Born in Mid-Missouri, Ethan grew up exploring the beauty of nature around him. He completed a Bachelor in science in biology with a minor in psychology from Columbia College, graduating from the Honors Program, summa cum laude. Having strived for academic excellence, Ethan completed his undergraduate as a member of multiple honor societies, including the Alpha Chi Senior Honor Society, and the Sigma Zeta Science and Mathematics Honor Society. Currently, Ethan is completing a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. His current research focuses on studying the interaction of viruses with the host immune system.
During his undergraduate, Ethan worked both as a private tutor and for a tutoring service. Additionally, he served as co-instructor for multiple courses where he gained the skills necessary to help the students he tutored achieve success. While capable of tutoring in multiple scientific fields, Ethan is most experienced in biology with an emphasis on courses including; microbiology/virology, cell biology, immunology, molecular biology, molecular biotechnology, biochemistry, and genetics.
As Ethan’s love of research illustrates his search for knowledge and truth, his goal is to guide students to achieve their highest and to gain valuable knowledge. He does this by using effective instructional techniques tailored to both the subject material and the means through which an individual student learns best.