James was born and raised in Maryland outside of Washington, DC. He studied chemistry at Brown University, graduating with honors in 2014. As a Meiklejohn Peer Advisor at Brown, he worked with a faculty partner to provide comprehensive academic advising to first-year students. After graduation, James spent two years working as a staffer on a Capitol Hill where he researched and wrote extensively on various legislative issues. He is currently an MD candidate at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and is also pursuing a Master’s of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he is a recipient of the Neustadt Public Service Fellowship. He plans to practice as an emergency medicine physician and continue to work on health policy issues.
As a future medical educator, James is passionate about teaching and has tutored students in a variety of settings. He worked with students for three years in New York City, and previously tutored students in Washington, DC. In medical school, James has been a teaching assistant for multiple courses ranging from biochemistry to anatomy. He deeply enjoys working with students to create personalized learning plans that build on their strengths and help them master new material.
In James’ spare time, he loves reading books, cooking, and spending time outside either running or hiking.