More About Me
I have loved tutoring and mentoring students because I am able to give back what so many mentors have given to me– self-confidence and endurance. I love learning and the creative process of figuring out how to best help a student learn.
I know how difficult it is to navigate the transitions throughout school, so I enjoy the camaraderie and empathy that can be built through tutoring. Most of all, I love empowering students to be confident in their intellectual selves.
I love writing poetry, sketching, and singing in my spare time. I dabble in graphic design and also love to cook/bake.
Undergraduate University: University of Virginia
Year of Graduation: 2020
Majors/Minors/Specialization: Human Biology (Interdisciplinary) / English
Graduate University: Columbia University
Year of Graduation: 2022
Majors/Minors/Specialization: Masters of Science in Narrative Medicine
Academic accolades: Highschool: National Merit Scholar (commended), AP Scholar with Honor (5: AP Literature, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP World History, 4: AP Biology, AP US History), Senior "Wordsmith" Writing Award, Valedictorian, National Honor Society Vice President, Model United Nations Junior Chair, Ambassador and awarded Best Resolution in Ecology Undergraduate: Highest Distinction in Human Biology, Cumulative GPA: 3.9, Dean's List 2016-2020, Echols Scholar, Kelly O'Hara Scholar, IPE Summer Ethics Internship Award, Virginia Press Association 2018 News and Editorial Award in Column Writing, UVA Parents Fund Internship Grant
Tutoring experience: Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Engineering Physics Lab, Tutor for Madison House Volunteer Organization (tutored in Algebra, English, History), ESL tutor for 2 years, Classroom assistant for LEAP after school program, Essay editing consultations for college admissions essays and/or English class essays I have also mentored younger students in college and in high school helping them navigate the transition into college/highschool.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
I grew up overseas in Kenya where I volunteered at the local hospital often. There, I would visit with patients, deliver food, and play with children. Every Sunday I also led community lessons and social activities for kids at a local orphanage. I attended an international boarding high school and served as a junior high mentor. I helped junior high girls navigate academics, relationships, and the complexities of boarding. In college, I traveled to Nicaragua and worked alongside a travel clinic providing testing and basic treatment to rural communities. I also volunteered as a mentor for freshman girls. I fostered close relationships through weekly faith-based discussions/check-ins and social events.