Sanjna was born in Syracuse, New York, and spent most of her childhood in Delhi, India. She returned from the scorching heat of Delhi summers back to the freezing cold of upstate New York to attend Cornell University in Ithaca. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa with a degree in Biochemistry, a 4.038 GPA and several publications from her lab, she decided to turn away from her earlier dream of pursuing a PhD and head towards medical school. She is now a medical student at the University of Pennsylvania, where she is a Twenty-First Century scholar.
Sanjna has three years of experience tutoring dozens of students in pre-medical coursework under the Office of Academic Diversity Initiatives program at Cornell, where she specialized in tutoring low-income and/or first-generation students. She served as a Teaching Assistant for the infamous introductory genetics course at Cornell. She has several years of experience tutoring under-privileged middle school students in Delhi in mathematics and English. In the course of tutoring this diverse array of students, she has realized her passion for building trusting relationships and tailoring her teaching to the unique goals and learning styles of each student.
In her spare time, Sanjna is involved in harm reduction advocacy in Philadelphia. She spends lots of time cuddling Kardia, the beautiful cat she lives with, and learning new recipes from her family.