More About Me
I love to tutor because I love to learn! Education is incredibly valuable to me. Among the many things that an education provides, it helps individuals become independent, critical thinkers that can go and make the world a better place. I want to do all I can to support and empower students on their education journey, and hope to help them feel more confident and excited to learn.
My hobbies and interests include, but are not limited to, doing and teaching yoga, exercising, eating ice cream, cooking, and traveling.
Undergraduate University: University of California, Los Angeles
Year of Graduation: 2020
Majors/Minors/Specialization: Psychobiology Major, Spanish Minor
Year of Graduation:
I graduated summa cum laude from UCLA with a 3.96 GPA. I became a member of UCLA's Eta Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. While at UCLA, I completed the College Honors Program.
In high school, I tutored students for several years who were part of a non-profit called Santa Barbara School of Squash. I also helped tutor students at my high school for several years. While in college, I spent two quarters in UCLA's Bruin Partners, where we work to tackle the education gap for students in underserved communities thorough one-on-one academic tutoring and personal mentorship. In the wake of the worldwide spread of the coronavirus, I started an organization that aims to connect college students, who offer free virtual tutoring sessions, with students K-12 who need additional academic support during the transition to virtual learning and during the stresses of the time. In terms of personal experience with learning barriers, I have dyslexia. When I was younger, I spent time learning new skills in order to manage, and so I can relate to the challenges dyslexia brings to the learning process.
Philanthropy / Volunteering Experience
While at UCLA, I participated in many extracurriculars where I was able to give back to the local and global community. I was in UCLA Flying Samaritans for 2 years. We run/attend monthly clinics in an under-resourced community of Tijuana in order to provide quality medical care. I was a member of UCLA's Happy Feet Clinic for 2 years. We provide podiatric care to the homeless population of Los Angeles. For 3 years, I was a member of Bruins for Ronald McDonald House Charities. We cook meals for and fundraise to support families and children affected by pediatric cancer. As a member of UCLA's Kappa Alpha Theta for 4 years, we run an annual philanthropy event to fundraise for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). I also volunteered by time in the Geriatric unit of UCLA's Santa Monica Hospital for 1 year.