On a late summer day in 2011, Pooja packed the last of her free robotics swag and Aéropostale jackets in her suitcase, soaked in a few more rays of the burning California sun, and whispered under her breath: “hasta la vista, Bay-by.” Cambridge was her new home now. At least for four years, that is. She graduated from MIT in 2015 with her Bachelors in Biology (GPA 4.9/5.0, Phi Beta Kappa) and concentration in Theater Arts. In her final year, she wrote a play called “Genie” that was directed by accomplished playwright and theater Professor Alan Brody and later accepted to the Horizon’s Young Playwrights Festival in Georgia. With a passion for global health and development, Pooja went on to Columbia University, where she is currently a MD/MS in Biomedical Engineering dual degree candidate.
Pooja loves teaching. Besides the imaginary play teacher role she’d take on in an attempt to show her younger sister who held the reins in the household as a kid, she also has experience tutoring students from elementary school through college. At Cambridge Coaching, her strong suits are biology and chemistry. As a previous pre-med and now medical student, she is immensely passionate about prioritizing a learning model with her students that is productive and successful.
In her free time, Pooja can be found editing funny videos, attempting to learn hip hop dancing, and playing with her foster cat, Cran.