I completed my undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences with minors in Global Health and Near Eastern Studies from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. After graduating in 2015, I completed a 1-year Master of Philosophy in Public Health (equivalent to the U.S. Master of Public Health) at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. on a full-tuition scholarship from the Rotary Foundation. Throughout college and graduate school, I pursued extensive research projects ranging from studying dengue infection in Ecuador to malaria prevention in Zanzibar, Tanzania. Overall, my passions lie in the fields of medicine, global health, and infectious disease research.
Previously, I have served as a mentor for students in India and guided them through the admissions process. This included initial discussion on potential schools and admissions requirements as well as brainstorming and editing application essays. At Cornell, I served as a Teaching Assistant for various biology courses through which I taught weekly study group sessions aimed at reviewing course material. I also served as a Peer Advisor through which I mentored incoming students throughout their first year of college. I love teaching and mentoring others, and find it to be both immensely enjoyable and rewarding!
On a more personal level, I have a passion for traveling – I spent most of my “free time” during my year studying in England traveling around Europe! I love working/living in new places and exploring new cultures. I also love water sports, baking, and reading in my spare time.